PGY1 in Pharmacy Practice

ASHP LogoThe residency in Pharmacy Practice 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 ten pharmacy resident positions available to eligible candidates at UF Health Shands Hospital. These are divided among pharmacy practice and several other specialties. Two to five of the positions will be in the pharmacy practice program. This residency offers four required rotations and provides ample time for elective rotations in a variety of settings.

Required Rotations

Inpatient

  • Adult Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics

Ambulatory Care

  • Longitudinal Clinic

Practice Management

  • Pharmacy Administration, Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality

Elective Rotations

Critical Care

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

Pediatrics

  •  Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Oncology

  •  Adult Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant

Other Electives

  •   Infectious Disease, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Solid Organ Transplant, Investigational Drug Service, Ambulatory Operations, Academia, and Pharmacogenetics

 

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Resident Duties

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

  • Staff an average of eight hours per week
  • 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 the department’s Pharmacokinetics Consult Service
  • 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.

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
  • 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
  • Professional License: All residents must be eligible for Florida licensure. Selected and matched residents must be licensed no later than August 8
  • 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
    • Phase I Match and Rank List Deadline: March 3, 2017
    • Phase I Match Day: March 17, 2017
    • Phase II Match and Rank List Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Phase II Match Day: April 12, 2017
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 30, 2016
  • Complete applications include:
  1. Transcript of the applicant’s grades
  2. Letter of intent
  3. UF Health online application (link to UF Health application site – Search for 43099 in Job Opening ID field)
  4. Current curriculum vitae
  5. Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources
  • After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview.  Offers to candidates for onsite interviews will be made by January 13, 2017.  On-site interviews are conducted Fridays in February.
  • Official start date for the residency: July 5, 2017

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

 

Gabby Furgiuele – furgig@shands.ufl.edu

Sarah Gattoline – gattos@shands.ufl.edu

Melissa John – jmelir@shands.ufl.edu

Residency Program Director