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Residency Programs: Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)

The Critical Care (PGY-2) specialty residency provides the resident with critical care experience and training in treating patients followed by the following critical care services: medical, surgical, cardiovascular, cardiovascular surgery, pediatric, neuroscience, trauma (in a Level I trauma center), neonatology (in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), infectious disease and emergency medicine/clinical toxicology. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

As a member of the health care team, the resident assumes responsibility and accountability for safe and appropriate drug therapy and efficient delivery of care to patients. The resident is also involved in the academic, administrative, formulary management, and clinical drug research activities of the department.


Due to the active involvement of a highly skilled and motivated team of pharmacy practitioners with a variety of medical services, the resident is provided with a wide range of opportunities and experiences in the provision of pharmaceutical care. Requirements of the program consist of the following core learning experiences:

  • Cardiovascular Critical Care or CT Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Critical Care
  • Neonatal or Pediatric Critical Care
  • Neuroscience Critical Care
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care

* 1st rotation will be 8 weeks in either MICU, NSICU, or SICU (with a 2 week focus on nutrition).

Elective learning experiences include the following:

  • Nutrition
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Any of the core learning experiences (except PICU or transplant)

Other experiences include both hospital and departmental committee participation, completion of a drug monograph or MUE, providing major and minor presentations, and completion of the UF Teaching Certificate Program (optional).

Program Director

Marci DeLos Santos, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ Cardiology), BCCCP

Program Length

Twelve months, beginning in July


  • Stipend
  • 7 days of personal leave
  • 5 paid holidays
  • Professional time for conferences, research and interviews
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Educational and professional travel allowances
  • Dedicated office space
  • Laptop

Application Requirements

Eligibility requirements for the residency program include the following:

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – all residents must take their exams prior to the start of the residency
  • On-site interview
  • For non-resident alien applicants, authorization for employment that is valid through the residency period is required

Application Materials

  • Applicant information
  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) professional sources
  • Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades

The application deadline is January 5th.

Application materials should be submitted through PhORCAS.

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator
UF Health Jacksonville
Department of Pharmacy
655 West 8th Street, C-89
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Phone: (904) 244-4157
Fax: (904) 244-4272

After the application is complete and reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an onsite interview.