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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Program Purpose

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program at Palmetto General Hospital builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Rotation Structure

Residency ActivitiesRotationsElectives
(4 weeks)
Conferences

Research Project selection

PharmAcademic
Evaluations

Journal Clubs/ Medical
Resident Lectures

Residency Portfolio

Committee(s) Participation

Graduation
Ceremony Attendance

Core Clinical

Internal
Medicine I & II

8 weeks

Critical Care I & II
8 weeks

Infectious
Diseases I

4 weeks

Cardiology I
4 weeks

Research Project
4 weeks

Academia
44 weeks

Core Non-Clinical

Orientation
4 weeks

Practice
Management

4 weeks

Drug Information
44 weeks

Pharmacy Practice
Staffing

44 weeks

Cardiology

Clinical
Informatics

Emergency
Medicine

Infectious
Diseases

Nephrology

Nutrition
Support

Practice
Management

Psychiatry

ASHP Midyear
Clinical Meeting:
Research Project
Presentation

Dade County
Pharmacy
Association (DCPA)
Conference

Southeast Society of
Health-System
Pharmacists (SESHP)
Conference

Florida Residency
Conference (FRC) or
MAD-ID

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application through PhORCAS and register through the National Matching Service (NMS). The deadline for applications is January 10. Applicants must have graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program and be licensed or eligible for licensure in Florida.

Application Requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least one from a current licensed pharmacist)
  • Official college transcripts
  • One typed essay page addressing career goals, strengths, and weaknesses (letter of intent)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Available for on-site interview

Number of Positions

Two (2)

Stipend

$40,000 / year, payable in bi-weekly installments

Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO): 16 days per year (includes days used for educational leave)
  • Family, Bereavement and Medical Leave: Family, bereavement and medical leave (FML) are granted as specified in hospital policy
  • Medical/Dental Insurance: Comprehensive Benefits package available
  • Professional Meetings Travel Stipend: Amount is determined each year and may not cover all travel expenses

Requirements for Completion

  • Successful completion of all required program core rotations, longitudinal rotations, and elective rotations, and all staffing commitment responsibilities
  • The resident has successfully completed and “Achieved” >80% of required and elective ASHP goals/objectives with no active “Needs Improvement”
  • Participation required in resident meetings (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Florida Residency Conference (FRC), Southeast Society of Health-System Pharmacists SESHP Conference, Dade County Pharmacy Association (DCPA) Conference)
  • The resident has attended and participated in P&T Committee, Medication Safety and Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee meetings
  • The resident has successfully completed residency research project (data collection, abstract, ASHP Midyear poster, FRC presentation)
  • Completion of BLS and ACLS certifications
  • Present continuing education programs (minimum of three)
  • Successful completion of Journal Club presentations (minimum of four)
  • Present at Medical Residents Lecture Forum (minimum of four)
  • Precept APPE pharmacy student(s) as designated by preceptor
  • Completion of the exit evaluation and meeting with Residency Program Director (RPD)

Program Director

Mary Ibarra Diaz, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Palmetto General Hospital
2001 West 68th Street
Hialeah, FL 33016
Mary.ibarradiaz@tenethealth.com
305.823.5000 ext. 7421