PGY2 Ambulatory Care

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Nebraska Medicine offers a unique and stimulating learning environment that provides comprehensive clinical training in ambulatory care pharmacy practice. A resident completing this program will be a competent practitioner in the care of ambulatory patients and will be qualified to function as a highly skilled ambulatory care practitioner within a health system or academic setting. The goals and objectives for this program align with ASHP Ambulatory Care PGY2 Accreditation Standards.

The resident will be integrally involved with health care professionals throughout the continuum of patient care, including patient assessment, education, and therapeutic recommendations. Working with experienced pharmacy clinicians, the resident also will gain experience serving as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students. Residents will provide compassionate, evidence-based, progressive medical care. The program allows tailored instruction for the individual based on interest and past experiences.


PGY2 residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) designed to ensure that residents gain experience and can function as competent clinical practitioners. Each resident will train with preceptors and basic training will take place during the first half of the residency year. At the conclusion of the basic training period, the designated preceptors and the resident will mutually determine if the resident is ready to function independently as a pharmacist.

As part of the service commitment for PGY2 residents, the following staffing requirements apply:

  • PGY2 ambulatory care resident will staff at least 1 day per week January through June during normal rotation hours
  • Residents may be asked to staff additional hours outside of normal rotation hours (e.g., on-call or weekends) to meet the needs of the healthcare system
    • Staffing will occur primarily within the Patient Centered Medical Home Primary Care clinics; however, staffing may occur within other clinics as determined by the program director
    • Staffing will include shifts providing coverage as an ambulatory care pharmacist


Required Rotations (1 month each)

  • Ambulatory Administration
  • Cardiology
  • Orientation
  • Specialty Pharmacy - Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Academia
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Primary Care - Family Medicine and Internal Medicine (4 months)
  • Research
  • Service Development
  • Staffing Continuity Clinic (6 months)

Elective Opportunities (3 rotations, 1 month each)

  • Advanced Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • HIV
  • Leadership Development Series (Longitudinal)
  • Oncology/Infusion Center
  • Psychiatric Emergency Department
  • Specialty Pharmacy II
  • Toxicology
  • Transplant


Canice Coan, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacist Program Coordinator
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy
Nebraska Medicine
988025 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8025
Phone: (402) 559-0014

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