Ambulatory Care

Program Type: ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 537265


Through longitudinal rotations, the resident will gain a broad range of experiences within an academic health-system. This dynamic and expanding area of practice provides clinical services to a diverse group of ambulatory patients. What sets this residency apart is the continuity of care from the physician office practice through the community pharmacy.

Program Overview

Graduates of the residency program are empowered to treat and appropriately triage the most complex chronic and acute illnesses presented by ambulatory patients, including those with multiple disease states and serious complications. This care is delivered from within the context of a long-term health care partnership with the patient that emphasizes health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention. The primary practice sites are pharmacist-run, physician-supervised internal medicine and cardiovascular prevention practices where pharmacists collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Through this PGY2 residency, the resident will develop advanced clinical skills as a ambulatory care pharmacotherapy specialist and enhance writing, and research skills as well as didactic and experiential teaching.

Training Experience

  • Design and implement services and take full responsibility for their ongoing management and planning, including skills to assess their success via outcomes analyses
  • Monitor the safety and efficacy of drug therapy in ambulatory care settings, including medical record review, patient interview, physical assessment, interpretation of laboratory data, peer consultation and patient education to achieve optimal patient outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, social workers, office staff and other health care professionals to prevent and alleviate medication-related problems and to optimize patient outcomes
  • Provide patient and staff education, present two ACPE accredited formal lectures, precept pharmacy students, and complete a formal research project
  • Experience in ambulatory pharmacy operations including distribution and medication therapy management
  • Opportunity to participate in a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program which includes didactic, experiential and small group teaching


  • Core
    • Anticoagulation Management
    • Adult Internal Medicine 
    • HIV
    • Home Base Medication Management
    • Medical Oncology
    • Pain Management
    • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
    • Smoking Cessation 
    • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Elective
    • Academic
    • Telemedicine Pharmacotherapy Management
    • Specialty Clinics within Johns Hopkins
    • Specialty Clinics through Baltimore residency elective experiences



The PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident fulfills the pharmacy practice component in two practice areas. The Ambulatory Care and Transitions Pharmacy (one-half day every other week for 6 months) and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy (every third Saturday for 6 months).


The PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident participates in an on-call program one evening per week. The on-call program involves telemedicine to patients that are cared for in the ambulatory care clinics.

Application Information

All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS


Please refer to the “Preceptors” section of the Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

Program Director

Patricia A. Ross Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

Patricia A. Ross Pharm.D., MEdHP, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care,
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University

Pharmacy Practice Residency – Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center; Boston, MA
Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Patricia A. Ross Pharm.D., MEdHP, BCACP
Program Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Location: Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street , Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180

Phone: 443-287-7494
Email: [email protected]