Ambulatory Care PGY-2 Residency

Gain experience in a unique 12 month ambulatory care experience practicing in a variety of specialty outpatient clinics. Apply to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center ambulatory care post-graduate year two pharmacy residency.

You'll collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in primary care and specialized outpatient clinics as you prepare to become a clinical pharmacist or obtain a faculty position.

Feel confident knowing our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Learn from Leaders

Train at UNM Health Sciences Center and its affiliated clinics – recognized as New Mexico's leader in providing health care to the state's uniquely diverse population. Learn more about UNM HSC.

Throughout the program, you'll work closely with certified pharmacist clinicians, advanced practice pharmacists with prescriptive authority. This is one of the most advanced pharmacy practice models in the country, and the resident will earn patient contact hours toward a pharmacist clinician license.

Required Rotations

Elective Rotations

  • Academia
  • Anticoagulation
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Nephrology
  • Pain management
  • Pediatric pulmonary
  • Transplant
  • Opportunities for elective development tailored to the interests of the resident

Teaching Opportunities

Grow your teaching skills through a wide range of opportunities to coach, guide and instruct:

  • Give didactic lectures in a large classroom setting and instruct in the Patient Care Lab.
  • Serve as a student preceptor.
  • Join our teaching certificate program.
  • Choose an academia elective to prepare yourself for a career in higher education.


Take advantage of designated time to complete a research project and prepare a publication-ready manuscript. You'll enjoy an opportunity to present at a national conference. A statistics for pharmacy residents course is available as an optional training program.

Live in New Mexico

Enjoy living in the sunny Southwest – we average more than 300 days of sunshine each year. You'll find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and a thriving arts community.

Pharmacy Residency Benefits

As a PGY2 pharmacy resident, you'll receive:

  • A salary of approximately $52,000
  • Nine holidays, 10 vacation days, and up to 10 days of professional leave
  • Health insurance
  • Registration and travel to attend two professional meetings during the year

Admission Requirements

You're eligible to apply for the ambulatory care PGY2 pharmacy residency if you:

  • Hold a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Are eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure
  • Completed a PGY1 residency

Contact Us

For more information, contact:
Gretchen M. Ray, PharmD, PhC, BCACP, CDE
Associate Professor,
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administrative Sciences
UNM College of Pharmacy
Phone: 505-272-8308
Fax: 505-272-8324

Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Apply online using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). You'll need to submit:

  • Letter of intent describing your interests and goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations from health care professionals who can speak to your practice abilities

Application deadline is Jan. 5, 2021.

Onsite Interview

After we review your application, you may receive an invitation for an on-site interview. This interview is required for admission.

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