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Ambulatory Care PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program

Samford University's postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency program in ambulatory care is in partnership with Christ Health Center and Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority, providing vast opportunities for practice management, patient care, and teaching in multiple environments.

With Christ Health Center being associated with the St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine Residency program, pharmacy residents are training alongside multiple levels of learners: medical students and medical residents, pharmacy students, clinical pharmacists, and attending physicians. The opportunities for interprofessional development are innumerable as pharmacy residents work alongside these other providers every day, truly developing relationships that will last a lifetime and clinical skills that will serve patients for years to come.

Find out more at: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/post-graduate-year-two-pharmacy-residency

For more information on the PGY1 community pharmacy residency program, please visit: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/post-graduate-year-one-pharmacy-residency.

How to apply through PhorCAS

Applications are due January 3 and are available via PhorCAS. For more information regarding application requirements, please visit: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/post-graduate-year-two-pharmacy-residency.

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A Message from Dr. Skelley

Director’s Welcome

At Christ Health Center, we are committed to a team-based approach to care for our patients. By training pharmacy and medical residents and students alongside each other, we provide opportunities for more effective and efficient patient care, helping each health care professional to use their strengths and clinical skills together in collaboration.

My goal for this program is to pioneer sustainable practice models for pharmacists in ambulatory care, and to train pharmacists who are ready to transition into a future practice with a skill set in both practice management and clinical knowledge that will enable them to be successful.

Who We Serve

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We are proud to serve patients from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Our patient mix provides residents the opportunity to treat a broad spectrum of health care issues and make an invaluable contribution to the surrounding community.

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Where We Train

We are grateful for partnerships with the following organizations who embrace our residents and help equip them to serve in their calling.

  • St. Vincent’s East Hospital
  • Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority

Living in Birmingham

There are many reasons to consider Birmingham an attractive place to call home: an affordable cost of living; world-class healthcare system; outstanding outdoor and sports activities; convenient and central location for travel; renowned food scene and an excellent educational system. Click on the links below to see what Birmingham has to offer.

Program Information


This residency program is designed to fulfill the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) educational outcomes, goals, and objectives for PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Programs, and is accredited by ASHP.


for more information on residency program curriculum, please visit: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/post-graduate-year-two-pharmacy-residency.


Benefits and salary are paid through Samford University. For more information, please go to: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/post-graduate-year-two-pharmacy-residency.


Find out more by contacting Jessica Skelley at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in our program!