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.
- Advanced Hospital Practice, Adult Critical Care, and Pediatrics
- Pharmacy Administration, Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality
- 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
- Academia, Ambulatory Care Clinics (Internal Medicine), Ambulatory Operations, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Disease, Investigational Drug Service, Pharmacogenetics, and Solid Organ Transplant
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
- 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:
- Transcript of the applicant’s grades
- Letter of Intent
- Current curriculum vitae
- Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Alex Lehman (LEHMA@shands.ufl.edu)
- Emma Lodl (LODLE@shands.ufl.edu)
- Duong Nguyen (NGUYDU@shands.ufl.edu)
Residency Program Director
- Corry Johnston, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCNSP
- E-mail: email@example.com