PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UF Health Shands Hospital is an ASHP-accredited program emphasizing clinical pharmacy practice and its relationship to the total health system. The residency provides a framework for the practitioner to develop the skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care in a variety of different health care settings.

Program

There are nine pharmacy resident positions available to eligible candidates at UF Health Shands Hospital. These are divided among the PGY-1 pharmacy residency and PGY-2 specialty residencies that include critical care, infectious disease, hematology/oncology, and pediatrics. This residency offers five required rotations and provides ample time for elective rotations in a variety of settings.

Rotation Opportunities

Required Rotations (6)

  • General Medicine
  • Adult Critical Care*
  • Pediatrics*
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality

*Critical Care and Pediatrics required rotations can be selected from any of the options below.

Elective Rotations

Critical Care

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Surgical ICU
  • Burn ICU
  • Neurosurgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Cardiovascular ICU
  • Advanced Lung ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

Pediatrics

  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU

Oncology

  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Other Electives

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Abdominal)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (Heart & Lung)

Longitudinal Experiences

While a resident at UF Health Shands Hospital, each resident will:

  • Staff one evening per week (3pm-7pm), every third weekend, and assigned holidays (1 major and 1-2 minor holidays)
  • Conduct a Medication Use Evaluation
  • Complete and present a P&T monograph
  • Complete and publish an article for the Drugs and Therapy Bulletin
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Director of Pharmacy and other preceptors
  • Assist in precepting undergraduate Pharm.D. students
  • Present a project at the Florida Residency Conference
  • Make two formal, ACPE-accredited presentations on a therapeutic controversy to the department
  • Participate in Code Blue response services
  • Complete a research project. Projects must receive prior approval and must be in publishable form upon completion of the residency
  • Pharmacokinetics consults — vancomycin and aminoglycosides
  • Leadership Opportunities: Lead Recruitment Officer (all PGY1 residents will help serve as recruitment co-chairs), Scheduling Officer, Social Media Officer, and Wellness Operations Officer
  • Participate on a Pharmacy Department Committee. Examples include: Clinical Decision Support and Guidance (CDS) Committee, Medication Safety Committee, Pharmacy Safety Committee, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Operations
  • UF College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (optional)

Stipend

The resident receives a $48,000 stipend paid by UF Health Shands Hospital. The stipend, coupled with the comparatively low cost of living in Gainesville, should ensure a financially sufficient year.

Benefits

  • Ten days of paid time off (PTO)
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Contributory health insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Administrative leave for professional meetings and interviews

Eligibility Requirements

  • Academic: The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college or pharmacy
  • Professional License: All residents must be eligible for Florida licensure. Selected and matched residents must be licensed by August 1st.
  • Interview: An on-site interview is required. On-site interviews are conducted Fridays during the month of February
  • Non-Resident Alien Applicants: To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period.  We do not sponsor international visas.

Applications

  • Interested applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31st, 2021

Complete applications include:

  1. Transcript of the applicant’s grades
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources
  5. Completed non-cognitive attributes tool (received via email – more info here)

After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview. Official start date for the residency: July 5th, 2022.

Questions?

For questions regarding the PGY1 residency or the application process please contact our Recruitment Coordinators:

  • Lily Zheng (lzhe0001@shands.ufl.edu)
  • Hunter Rondeau (hron0001@shands.ufl.edu)
  • Jessica Crane (jcra0006@shands.ufl.edu)
  • Zachary Johnson (zjoh0001@shands.ufl.edu)

Residency Program Director

  • Corry Johnston, PharmD, BCCCP, BCNSP
  • E-mail: cjoh0013@shands.ufl.edu

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