PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

Program PurposePharmacy Residency Team

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or 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 should be prepared for clinical pharmacist and/or academic appointments and be positioned to obtain board certification in the area of specialty practice.

Program Description

The mission of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of North Texas (UNT) System College of Pharmacy, also known as the HSC College of Pharmacy (HSCCP) is to further develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in ambulatory care practice. An emphasis will be placed on teaching and academia within the resident’s training at HSCCP. HSCCP is Texas’ first college of pharmacy located on an academic health science center campus which includes Schools of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Biomedical Sciences. The UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth is in the city’s cultural district and provides unique opportunities for interprofessional education and research collaboration. Student and resident training is fully integrated at the primary practice site, HSC Health clinics. Additional learning experiences are available with affiliated organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers in ambulatory care, academia, or other subspecialty positions.

Residency Program Director:

Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CTTS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy


Residency Program Coordinator:

Megan Wesling, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy


PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

ASHP Accreditation Status: Accredited

Number of Positions: 1 or 2 annually

Starting Date: July 1, 2021

NMS Program Code: 779065


Upon completion of this residency program, the resident should be able to:

  • Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient-centered medication management within a variety of settings in a collaborative and compassionate manner that influences positive patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and the profession of pharmacy.
  • Effectively and collaboratively communicate with providers, patients, students, and other health care professionals.
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to conceptualize, develop, and improve ambulatory care pharmacy services.

Rotation Experiences

The rotation experiences will expand upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from Doctor of Pharmacy and PGY1 residency training and will allow residents opportunities for independence as clinical pharmacists.

Required Learning Experiences:  All required learning experiences occur in 6-week blocks unless otherwise indicated.

  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Geriatrics Clinic
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Community-Based Ambulatory Care Practice
  • Clinical Administration
  • Academic Administration (3 months; longitudinal)
  • Pediatrics Asthma Clinic (6 months; longitudinal)
  • Underserved and Indigent Care (9 months; longitudinal)
  • Academia (12 months; longitudinal)
  • Research (12 months; longitudinal)

Elective Learning Experiences: All elective learning experiences occur in 6-week blocks unless otherwise indicated.

  • Transitions of Care (in-patient based)
  • Academia (course directorship)
  • Home-Based Geriatric Care
  • Additional opportunities available based on the resident’s interests and rotation availability


Residents will also be integrated into the academic activities at the HSC College of Pharmacy (HSCCP) throughout the duration of the program.

  • Teaching Excellence Seminar Series: This seminar series is designed to provide a variety of teaching practices and strategies in the adult classroom to enhance the teaching skills of faculty of various levels. Residents will have an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the Center for Innovative Learning.
  • Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate Program: HSCCP provides a longitudinal teaching and learning certificate program experience for the residents in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Activities include monthly seminars and opportunities to teach pharmacy students in didactic and laboratory settings. This program is available to residents if not completed during PGY1 residency training.
  • Didactic and Experiential Teaching
  • Delivery of Interprofessional In-Service Presentations and Continuing Pharmacy Education
  • Research Project/Manuscript Development
  • Academic Committee Service