PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

There are many opportunities for more focused clinical training in the ambulatory arena at Grady Health System. Our primary care clinics have long been recognized as Centers of Excellence by the National Institute of Health, and provide a rich environment for building a solid foundation of clinical knowledge and skills that will prepare the resident for independent practice and future success.

Preceptors in the primary care residency program are employed full-time as clinicians in our health system; they are committed to patient care and serve as excellent role models for clinical practice, in addition to their commitment to residency training.

Learning experiences available to the Ambulatory Care Resident include:

Primary Care Center (Internal Medicine) Lipid Clinic
Hepatitis C Clinic Heart Failure Clinic
Anticoagulation Clinic HIV Clinic
Palliative Care Clinic/Service  

Requirements for application to the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency program:

General Requirements

  1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
  2. Successful completion of an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency
  3. Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a residency program
  4. Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia

Grady Health System is participating in the PhORCAS online residency application process. For more information please see


Specific Requirements (to be submitted by Jan. 6, 2014)

  1. Letter of Interest  stating why the applicant desires a specialty residency at Grady Health System
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae. Include completed and anticipated residency rotations 
  3. Official pharmacy school transcripts
  4. Four (4) references  (see below)
  5. Residency Questionnaire (see below)

In addition to PhORCAS requirements, the program requires: - four recommendations which will utilize the Standardized Reference form provided in PhORCAS, as well as traditional letters of reference. Letters of reference should be written by three residency clinical preceptors and one letter from the residency program director. Traditional letters of reference should be copy/pasted into the program specific comments section of the PhORCAS Standardized Reference Form.

Please answer the following questionnaire and upload to PhORCAS:

  1. What do you wish to achieve by the conclusion of the residency?
  2. Describe the ideal PGY-2 residency program.
  3. Which clinical rotations in your residency program did you most like and which did you least like? Why?
  4. What would your most recent immediate supervisor say are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. Describe your most rewarding experience in your residency or pharmacy school.

Applicants invited for an on-site interview during January or February will be required to present a professional presentation on a topic related to clinical pharmacy practice (may present residency research project if some data collection and analysis has been completed)

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Kristi Quairoli, Director of the Primary Care Residency at (404) 616-5406 or by e-mail at