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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency


The Specialized Residency in Ambulatory Care at the UNM Health Sciences Center is tailored to give residents exposure to patients with chronic disease states in a variety of general medicine and specialty outpatient clinics. Through clinical experiences, residents will accumulate patient contact hours toward the New Mexico Pharmacist Clinician certification.

Pharmacy residency activities will take place at the UNM Health Sciences Center and affiliated clinics. The University Hospitals include a 619-bed acute tertiary care facility providing state-of-the-art patient care through inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. New Mexico’s culturally diverse population provides the opportunity for a unique experience in providing pharmaceutical care.   Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Brochure.


Along with selected rotations, residents will participate in a weekly continuity clinic at the UNM Family Medicine Center providing pharmacotherapy management services to patients with diabetes and other chronic disease states.

Residents will gain experience in teaching by providing didactic lectures and small group instruction at the UNM College of Pharmacy. Precepting opportunities will also be available.

Each resident will be responsible for completion of a research project, which may be of the resident’s design or a portion of an ongoing research project. A manuscript must be ready for publication at the completion of the residency. A presentation is required at the Western States Residency Conference.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Rotations

  • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Multiple Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Anticoagulation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Research
  • Academia

Teaching Opportunities at the UNM College of Pharmacy

  • Didactic lectures
  • Patient Care Lab instruction
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Applications Process

  • Apply online through the PhORCAS system at
  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy.
  • Have completed a PGY1 residency
  • Be eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure.
  • Applicants Requirements:
    • A letter of intent stating interests and goals, specific to the PGY-2 residency
    • Curriculum vitae
    • College/School of Pharmacy transcripts
    • Three recommendations from health care professionals (in addition to the PhORCAS standard reference form) who can attest to your practice abilities.
    • An on-site interview.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2016


  • Salary: approximately $46,342.40
  • Vacation: five working days in addition to holidays
  • Professional leave: one to two weeks to attend professional meetings
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Travel and registration for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Western States Residency Conference.
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

Contact Information

Gretchen M. Ray, PharmD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administrative Sciences
UNM College of Pharmacy
MSC09 5360 | 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
phone 505.272.8308
fax 505.272.8324