Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Residency

Program Overview

Our ASHP-accredited ambulatory care PGY2 residency, established in 1995 is an award-winning program. We have trained top pharmacists in Ambulatory Care across the country. The program was honored as the recipient of the 2019 ASHP Residency Excellence Program Award.

The state-of-the-art University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is our home base. This campus, a complete complement of educational and clinical enterprises, is a major integrated academic health sciences center that includes Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Dental Medicine. The University of Colorado Health System has ambulatory clinics all across the state of Colorado.

The longitudinal learning experiences are in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Clinic (AF Williams Family Medicine Center), in Academia within the Anschutz Medical Campus, and in Population Health at the University of Colorado Health System. Other required core learning experiences are in geriatrics and primary care; there are several different elective experiences too.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care program is not funded through UCH pharmacy. Therefore, there is no staffing component to this program.

Current Residents 2022-2023

Alexis Simons

Alexis Simons, PharmD

Alexis Simons is originally from Emporia, Kansas. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 residency at Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. - Community-Based Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is excited for the opportunity to continue her pharmacy journey as a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident. Her clinical interests include primary care, geriatrics, and endocrinology. She is also excited to work with students at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, develop as a preceptor, and explore a career in academia. Outside of work you can find Alexis going to coffee shops/restaurants with friends, spending time outdoors, and exploring her new home in Denver.

Natasha Virrueta

Natasha Virrueta, PharmD

Natasha is from Wisconsin, where she completed her undergraduate and pharmacy work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her first year of residency was completed at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Natasha is excited to learn more about pharmacy practice in Colorado as a PGY2 resident in ambulatory care! She is particularly interested in learning more Colorado practice in the primary care setting. During her free time, Natasha likes to play any recreational sports or board games, and explore with her golden retriever, named Harper. 

Elisa Worledge

Elisa Worledge, PharmD

Elisa Worledge is originally from Northern California and received her B.S. in Biology at Oregon State University. She then moved to Colorado where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy before completing a PGY-1 residency at Denver Health. Elisa is excited to return to the University of Colorado to complete her PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiology, and mental health. Outside of clinic, Elisa serves as the residency showcase coordinator for the Colorado Pharmacists Society and serves as a mentor for pharmacy students at the University of Colorado. On the weekends you can find Elisa volunteering at the Aurora animal shelter and trying all the food Denver has to offer. 

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