PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

ASHP LogoThe PG1 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


  • Adult Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and General Pediatrics

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


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


  • 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 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 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.


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
    • Phase I Match and Rank List Deadline: March 6, 2018
    • Phase I Match Day: March 20, 2018
    • Phase II Match and Rank List Deadline: April 5, 2018
    • Phase II Match Day: April 12, 2018
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31, 2017
  • 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 49878 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 12, 2018.  On-site interviews are conducted Fridays in February.
  • Official start date for the residency: July 2, 2018

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


Lucas Diaz –

Kristen Dominick –

Aklil Hiruy –

Stephanie Molchan –

Residency Program Director