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.


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.

Required Rotations


  • Advanced Hospital Practice, Adult Critical Care, and Pediatrics

Practice Management

  • Pharmacy Administration, Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality

Elective Rotations

Critical Care

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Surgical ICU, Burn ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Trauma ICU, Emergency Medicine


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


  • Adult Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant

Other Electives

  • Academia, Ambulatory Care Clinics (Internal Medicine), Ambulatory Operations, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Disease, Investigational Drug Service, Pharmacogenetics, and Solid Organ Transplant

Resident Duties

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

  • Staff every third weekend
  • 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 service
  • Complete a research project. Projects must receive prior approval and must be in publishable form upon completion of the residency.


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.


  • Ten days of paid time off
  • Eight 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
  • 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.


  • Interested applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31st, 2020
  • 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, 2021


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

  • Ansley Gayle (
  • Alex Lehman (
  • Emma Lodl (
  • Duong Nguyen (

Residency Program Director

  • Corry Johnston, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCNSP
  • E-mail: