Ambulatory Care Residency

Pharmacy Residency

This 12-month ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency is offered by the UF College of Pharmacy with practice sites in internal and family medicine clinic settings. This specialized residency will engage residents to develop expertise in ambulatory disease state management, including transitions of care and academia. An additional focus of the program is pharmacy billing, physician-pharmacist collaboration, and innovative practice models in order to prepare the resident to justify, develop, and implement pharmacy services that are revenue generating and self-sustaining. The residency provides a unique teaching certificate program which offers experiences both in small group instruction and didactic lectures in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy curriculum. Rotations will be balanced between blocked and longitudinal and additional rotation opportunities, including medication therapy management, patient safety, pharmacogenomics, and others based on resident interest and preceptor availability. The resident is expected to complete an IRB-approved research project of publishable quality and present results at local, regional or state pharmacy meetings.

Primary Practice Sites

Primary Preceptors

    Eric Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, CPC-A

  • Residency Program Director, PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Primary practice site: UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill
  • PharmD: University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Family Medicine, University of Florida Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • Interest areas: anticoagulation, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, pharmacy billing, pharmacist-physician collaboration and innovative practice models, clinical and financial sustainability of clinical pharmacy services
  • Email: ead1129@ufl.edu
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    Christina DeRemer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Primary practice site: UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town
  • PharmD: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
  • Interest areas: anticoagulation, diabetes management with emphasis on insulin management, optimization of patient adherence, and integration of pharmacy learners into practice
  • Email: cderemer@ufl.edu

Disease State Management

    The following is a list of diseases in which the resident will gain significant experience in managing during the course of the residency. In addition, residents will also be exposed to and have a chance to improve pharmacotherapy regimens in many other chronic diseases. Optimization of medication use will be a yearlong focus for early identification of and management of drug-related problems and enhancement of patient medication adherence.

  • Chronic Anticoagulation
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Nicotine Dependence
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Heart Failure

Group Patient Education at Old Town

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Smoking cessation

Required Rotations and Longitudinal Experiences

  • Internal Medicine 1 and 2 (UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill)
  • Family Medicine 1 and 2 (UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town and/or UF Health Family Medicine at Main Street)
  • Transitions of Care (UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill, UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town, and/or UF Health Family Medicine at Main Street)
  • Pharmacy Office Visit Billing and Florida State Regulations
  • Longitudinal: Research Project
  • Longitudinal: Teaching Certificate Program
  • Longitudinal: Innovative Practice Models
  • Presentation within the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Seminar Series
  • Presentation at the Florida Residency Conference

Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Longitudinal: Pharmacogenomics
  • Longitudinal: Administration and Patient Safety
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Other elective rotations may be arranged depending on faculty availability and the interest of the resident

Teaching Opportunities

  • Longitudinal: Teaching Certificate Program
  • Clinical teaching – 3rd and 4th year Pharmacy students on APPE rotation
  • Didactic lectures within the College of Pharmacy
  • Skills Lab – hands-on teaching, evaluation, and feedback for Pharmacy students on a variety of topics

Application Process and Materials

Eligibility requirements for this PGY-2 residency program include the following:

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college of school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1) Residency or commensurate experience (must demonstrate proof of ASHP PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Exemption approval)
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – residents are strongly encouraged to take their licensure exam prior to the start of residency
  • United States citizenship
  • On-site interview

Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional sources as submitted through PhORCAS recommendation form
    • Recommendations should include a narrative letter in the space provided within the PhORCAS form in addition to completion of the recommendation form criteria

Current Resident

Amy Talana PictureAmy Talana, Pharm.D.,
amyshook@ufl.edu Education

  • Pharm.D. – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.S. Food Science – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research Interests

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pain management
  • Hematology

Professional Experience

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Pharmacy Administrative Intern, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Baltimore, MD
  • Pharmacy Administrative Intern, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Professional Affiliations and Membership

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Past Residents

Michelle Knight, Pharm.D. 2014 – 2015 Pharm.D.: Wilkes University
PGY-1: Florida Hospital – Celebration Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Charleston College of Pharmacy
Charleston, WV
Cynthia Moreau, Pharm.D. 2015 – 2016 Pharm.D.: University of Florida
PGY-1: Florida Hospital – Celebration Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Davie, FL
 Kevin Cowart, Pharm.D., M.P.H. 2016 – 2017 Pharm.D.: University of South Florida
M.P.H.: University of Florida
PGY-1: Duke Regional Hospital / Duke Health
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Davie, FL

Program Director Contact Information

Eric Dietrich, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPC-A
Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director – PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 100486
Gainesville, FL 32610
Email: ead1129@ufl.edu
Office Phone: 352-273-6224
Fax: 352-273-6242

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