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Residency Programs: Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)

The Emergency Medicine (PGY-2) specialty residency provides the resident with an excellent knowledge base and an expert level of skill in emergency medicine pharmacy practice. This residency program is designed, organized and conducted to be consistent with American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation requirements and to develop the clinical, experiential, interpersonal, communication, and practical skills necessary to excel in the emergency medicine environment.

Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

The residency provides the opportunity to function independently as a practitioner by integrating accumulated experience, knowledge, dedication, and interpersonal skill to improve medication therapy management for the wide variety of patients treated in the emergency medicine environment. The resident will have both practice and teaching responsibilities. Longitudinal assignments will include designing and completing a clinical research project.

The residency program is focused on providing training in all aspects of emergency medicine pharmacy practice. Flexibility is provided through a wide array of opportunities and experiences and a variety of excellent elective experiences. There are five core emergency medicine learning experiences, 4 weeks of clinical toxicology, 4 weeks of critical care, and 4 weeks of either emergency medicine, clinical toxicology, or critical care. There is also opportunity for three elective learning experiences chosen from the following: CT Surgery, Emergency Medicine Transitions, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery/Trauma, or any of the core learning experiences.

Program Director

Joe Spillane, Pharm.D., DABAT

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.