PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Overview

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

With 16 primary care locations and more locations planned, Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG), a division of Tampa General Hospital (TGH), provides ample opportunity for the training of well-equipped leaders in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy.  Areas of excellence at TGH include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Level 3 National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical homes Magnet Recognition

  • Participation in an Accountable Care Organization focusing on population health and team-based care

  • Busy 340B Outpatient Pharmacy with Specialty Pharmacy Services

  • Recently remodeled Infusion Center servicing a variety of patients and disease states

  • Regional level 1 trauma adult and pediatric center for central Florida

The core of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is direct patient care based on the patient-centered medical home model. The resident will actively participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary practice to promote health improvement and disease prevention. Areas of focus include anticoagulation monitoring, chronic disease state management, comprehensive medication reviews, transition of care services, population health services and medication teaching. The resident will also have the opportunity to enhance their precepting and teaching skills while serving as the primary preceptor for both rotating students and PGY1 residents.  The program director, co-director, and other preceptors involved in the training of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident have a proven commitment to training pharmacists in the management of ambulatory care patients.  Their backgrounds represent a diverse mix of experiences and training which include:

  • Ambulatory care residency training

  • Board certification (e.g., Pharmacotherapy specialist, ambulatory care specialist)

  • Anticoagulation care provider certification (CACP), medication therapy management certification

  • Certified diabetes educator and board-certified advanced diabetes management

  • Consultant pharmacist licensure

  • Emergency medicine, solid organ transplantation, pediatrics, oncology and infectious disease specialists

In addition to a focus on direct patient care, preceptors are involved in scholarly activities such as scientific journal peer review, active textbook and journal publication, platform and poster presentations, and research in the management of ambulatory care patients.  These practitioners are actively involved with local, state, national and international professional organizations (e.g., Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Anticoagulation Forum, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators).

Program Sites

  • Clinical rotations will be completed at Tampa General Medical Group locations and/or Tampa General Hospital and/or the University of South Tampa

The residency program actively supports the Tampa Bay Residency Forum which is "an educational endeavor designed to provide a platform for area residents, directors and preceptors to network, grow professionally and provide a collaborative environment for Tampa Bay area residency programs." Learn more information on this unique program.   

Core Areas of Practice/Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic I and II
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Population Health
  • Transitions of Care (HF or TTCC)

Elective Rotations:

  • Hematology/Oncology infusion service
  • Ambulatory Care solid organ transplant
  • Family/internal medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Academia

Other Experiences:

  • Project/manuscript: Residents completing this residency program will be competent in scholarly activities through active participation in both service/research project management and publication. Residents will complete a service or research project, present projects at professional meetings, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biomedical journal prior to graduation.

  • Staffing: Residents are trained to independently function as a pharmacist in the outpatient setting, supporting the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Population Health Services 8 hours per month.  

  • Teaching: Pharmacy, physician, nursing, and student teaching. University teaching is available as an option.

Program Specifics

Table of Program Specifics

Residency Program

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency 

ASHP Program Code


NMS Code


Accreditation Status



12 months

Number of Positions


Application Deadline

January 1st (Please note this program will participate in PhORCAS)

Starting Date

July 1

Estimated Stipend


Interview Required


Training Site

Ambulatory care clinics (multiple sites)



Model Type(s)


Tax Status


Professional Staff

4 ambulatory care pharmacists and 4 university faculty

Non-professional Staff

Varies by clinic

Total Beds (Licensed)

16 ambulatory care clinics throughout Hillsborough County 

Average Daily Census




  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance (e.g. health, dental)
  • Sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • Lab coats
  • Resident office
  • Resident computer
  • ACLS and BLS certification
  • A GREAT learning experience!

Please address all correspondence to PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director:

Jessica Bianco, PharmD, BCACP, CACP, CPh
Pharmacotherapy Specialist – Ambulatory Care
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director
Tampa General Hospital
(813) 844-1389 (Office)