PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Harper University hospital

The Detroit Medical Center offers Ambulatory Care Residency program based at Harper University Hospital. The DMC is committed to providing the highest quality postgraduate training in contemporary ambulatory care pharmacy practice.


This ASHP-accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is designed to prepare the resident for a career as a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care practice or as ambulatory care clinical faculty at an academic institution.

Program Overview

Established in 1863, Harper is among America’s oldest and most highly regarded teaching institutions. Harper University Hospital (HUH) is one of eight hospitals under the Detroit Medical Center affiliated with Wayne State University. Harper University Hospital (HUH) provides a broad range of services in both inpatient and outpatient settings including general medicine, hematology, nephrology, cardiology, infectious diseases, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, gerontology, and renal transplantation. As part of the Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital aspires to be the premier health care resource in Southeast Michigan and among the finest health care centers in the United States through excellence in the provision of clinical care enhanced by education and research. Harper University Hospital serves as a major teaching site for the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, as well as the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing.

The resident’s overall learning experience is discussed between the RPD and resident at the start of the program to outline the duration of elective and required experiences and to individualize the program to the residents background and personal goals.

Clinical experience

The structure of the program is based on extended and longitudinal learning experiences. The resident is required to take core rotations, geriatrics primary care, anticoagulation, and diabetes for fundamental ambulatory care experience. Other experiences include pain management, cardiology/CHF clinic, cardiac rehab/internal medicine clinic, bone marrow transplant, and managed care.

To fulfill the outcomes and goals of this residency program, academia and teaching experience are required in a longitudinal fashion. Other learning experiences are elective and based upon the resident’s goals and preceptor availability.

Required Rotations

  • Anticoagulation – Longitudinal
  • Diabetes Care – 3 months
  • Geriatric Primary – Longitudinal
  • Teaching – Longitudinal
  • Potential teaching activities include:
    • Didactic lecture at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
    • Patient Care Lab at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
    • Precepting rotations


  • Pain Management
  • Cardiology/CHF
  • Cardiac Rehab/Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • HIV
  • Managed Care

Additional Education and Teaching

  • Pharmacy Journal Club
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Academic Teaching certificate – Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy
  • ACPE Continuing Education Seminar
  • Co-precepting of PGY1 residents and students on rotation


  • 1 original research project related to ambulatory care is required
  • Data presentation at Regional Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Manuscript preparation and submission for publication


  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – financially supported by the DMC
  • Regional Pharmacy Resident Conference - financially supported by the DMC
  • ACCP Updates in Therapeutics – partial/full financial support


  • Stipend: ~$50,000
  • Health-care coverage (provided to the resident at nominal cost)
  • Paid time off and vacation days
  • Conference days (attendance at professional meetings are not part of paid time off or vacation days)
  • Resident office
  • Pharmacy continuing education

Applicant Requirements

  • PharmD Degree
  • Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency
  • Able to start July 1st
  • Eligible for Michigan Licensure


  • Online application via PhORCAS
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 references completed via PhORCAS
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official academic transcript

Application Deadline: January 4th

Any questions regarding the program, please contact Program Director

Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Wayne State University
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
Harper University Hospital
Pharmacy Department
3990 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 966-7883
Fax: (313) 745-1628

Matched Program: Yes
Number of positions: 1
Interview required: Yes

This 1 year ambulatory care residency will be conducted in accordance with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation standard for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Training.