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WSPA Ambulatory Care Academy (AmCA)

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If you are interested in more than one academy, no problem. WSPA members CAN be involved in multiple academies. Visit one of WSPA's Academies pages to find information and leadership tailored to the various practice settings. If you are interested in joining an academy, contact one of the Academy leaders listed below.

AmCA Members Only Page  

On the Members Only page you will find access to practice resources developed by the academy, newsletters, podcasts, and the brand new Ambulatory Care Directory.


Purpose Statement

The WSPA Ambulatory Care Academy (AmCA) is committed to advancing direct patient care and prioritizing practice transformation in Washington state. 


Leadership Team:

Chair: Ashley Van Allen,  Pharm.D., BCACP

Incoming Chair: Josh Akers, Pharm.D., BCACP

Past Chair: Laura Hanson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Resident:  Christina Putnam, PharmD

WSU Student: Madison Motzner

UW Student: Heather Kim

Ambulatory Care Academy Meetings

AmCA Meetings are scheduled twice a year. Check the WSPA calendar for dates. 

The Fall Meeting will be held virtually on October 2nd, 2020. Please answer the meeting survey by August 7th. 


Spring 2020 Resources:


Other past meeting resources can be found on the ACA Members Page. 


Washington State AmCA Pharmacist Directory

The AmCA is collecting information about Ambulatory Care Pharmacists throughout the state of Washington to create a directory for everyone’s use. This directory will be accessible on the WSPA AmCA member page and will create an opportunity to learn about what other institutions are currently doing and provide contact information for those interested in learning how to expand pharmacy services. The information for this spreadsheet will be collected through an online survey. The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you to everyone who has already filled out the survey and contributed!

Survey link:

Ambulatory Residencies in Washington

Access the online ASHP residency directory for website links and contact information.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residencies

PeaceHealth Southwest and Family Medicine of SW Washington - Vancouver

Providence St. Peter Family Medicine - Olympia

UW Medicine - Seattle
Virginia Mason - Seattle

PGY1 Residencies with an Emphasis in Ambulatory Care

ASHP does not classify PGY1 residencies as having an ambulatory care focus. PGY1 classifications include Pharmacy, Managed Care and Community.

Fred Meyer Pharmacies - Vancouver/Portland (in partnership with the Vancouver Clinic)

            MultiCare Health System - Tacoma

            Providence St. Mary Medical Center - Walla Walla

            Providence Pharmacy Monroe - Monroe
            St. Joseph Medical Center - Tacoma

            VA Puget Sound Health Care System 
            Valley Medical Center - Renton
            Providence Sacred Heart Anticoagulation and Pharmacotherapy Clinic - Spokane


Ambulatory Residency Resources

Residency Pathways for Ambulatory Care Practice

Is a postgraduate year 2 residency necessary to practice in ambulatory care? 


If you are a program director and would like to include your residency on the list of PGY1 residencies with Ambulatory Experience please notify Jenny Arnold at


ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative 

The ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative supports an AmCare Self Assessment and AmCare Reccomendations. Based on Washington self assessment results and subsequent discussion at AmCA meetings the following resources were developed to support practice initiatives. 


The WSPA Ambulatory Care Academy encourages all Washington Ambulatory pharmacists to complete the ASHP Ambulatory Care  Practice Assessment Tool.



Ambulatory Pharmacy Technician ResourcesThis resource discusses technician scope of practice, collected together key resources for technician expanded practice and advanced practice. 


Transitions of Care Best PracticesThis resources summarizes best practices and literature to support pharmacist driven transition of care programs. 


Pharmacists Billing for Patient Care Services The WSPA has developed an overview, training, and a guide to getting started as a billing provider. 

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