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 (SCP) and UNT Health 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 UNTSCP. UNTSCP 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, located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, provides unique opportunities for interprofessional education and research collaboration. Student and resident training is fully integrated at the primary practice site, UNT 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.

Meet Our Residency Team
Meet Our Current Residents

Residency Program Director:

Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CTTS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy


Residency Program Coordinator:

Megan Wesling, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy


PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

ASHP Accreditation Status: Candidate

Number of Positions: 2

Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020

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
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Community-Based Ambulatory Care Practice
  • Leadership, Practice Management and Health Administration
  • Underserved and Indigent Care (6 months; longitudinal)
  • Academia (12 months; longitudinal)
  • Research (12 months; longitudinal)
  • Academic Administration (6 months; longitudinal)

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

  • Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Musculoskeletal / Pain Management Clinic
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Pediatrics Clinic
  • Additional opportunities available based on the resident’s interests and rotation availability


Residents will also be integrated into the academic activities at the UNT System College of Pharmacy (UNTSCP) 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: UNTSCP 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

For more information, contact:

Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CTTS

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacotherapy

University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76107


Phone: (817) 735-2054

This page was last modified on December 5, 2019