Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care (PGY-2), Royal Oak

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers a twelve-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited, Ambulatory Care PGY-2 Residency program for one residency candidate. The program begins July 1st and ends June 30th.

Our program strives to meet the needs of the resident based on previous PGY-1 residency experience, interests, and individual goals of the candidate. The residency program is divided into four 3-month block rotations, with the first rotation devoted to orientation to the Internal Medicine/Primary Care, Diabetes, Anticoagulation and Pulmonary Clinics. An individual training plan is created for each resident. All residents complete a research project and present their study results at a regional residency conference in the Spring.  

Residency Program Purpose

The purpose of the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care program is to prepare the resident to obtain a position as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist.  Residents will take full responsibility for the care of each patient served.  Residents will provide necessary education for both medical professionals operating in the outpatient clinic as well as all patients treated.  All pharmacotherapy and disease state issues will be addressed and resolved while taking into account potential barriers in the implementation of the pharmacotherapy plan (i.e. patients' socioeconomic status, insurance status, and/or cultural barriers).  Residents will practice pharmacy and communicate to other healthcare professionals in a manner that displays commitment to the profession and importance of a clinical specialist in the outpatient setting.

Overview of Program Requirements

The resident must meet the following requirements for employment at Beaumont Hospital as the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care resident:

  • licensed pharmacist or eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan (including controlled substance license)
  • successful completion of a PGY-1 ASHP accredited residency

Longitudinal Requirements

  • active participation and support of residency recruitment activities
  • present at the department's Tuesday / Thursday education conference
  • provide inservices to the clinic medical and nursing staff
  • complete a research project 
  • approval by the Research Committee of final manuscript for residency project
  • provide 1-2 continuing education lectures to pharmacy staff
  • precept Doctor of Pharmacy students and PGY-1 residents
  • participate in pharmacy or health-care related community outreach events
  • complete the requirement for the WSU Teaching Certificate Program if not completed as a PGY-1
  • participate as a clinical instructor for Patient Care Lab or participate in a Teaching Certificate Program when available. 
  • provide staffing for OCAS evening clinic when needed (only when resident is on rotation at Beaumont, Royal Oak)

Professional Meeting Attendance Requirements


Health Benefits

  • coverage includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life and disability insurance.

General Benefits

  • library access
  • photocopying
  • resident office with individual work station
  • shared personal computer access
  • Pharmacy Continuing Education
  • free parking


  • Residents will have all reasonable expenses reimbursed for the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meeting.


  • The anticipated salary for incoming PGY-2 residents in July 2017 is approximately $49,000/year.

Time Off

  • Residents will accrue approximately 24 days of CTO time throughout the year.  Residents will use this time for attendance at all professional meetings.  Residents can take 10 days of vacation throughout the year.  Vacation time requires approval from the Residency Program Director.
  • Residents will have the following national holidays off: July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day.