PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

ASHP Accredited LogoThe 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


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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 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 1, 2019
    • Phase I Match Day: March 15, 2019
    • Phase II Match and Rank List Deadline: April 3, 2019
    • Phase II Match Day: April 10, 2019
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31, 2018
  • 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 56829 in Job Opening ID field)
  4. Current curriculum vitae
  5. Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources

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


Samantha Brokenshire –

Victoria Frame –

Kaitlyn Kowalksi –

Terique McKenzie  –

Residency Program Director

  • Carrie Lagasse, PharmD, BCPS
  • E-mail: