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Residency Programs: Pain Management and Palliative Care (PGY-2)

The PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Residency Program at UF Health Jacksonville offers a diverse experience in patient-focused care. Residents are integrated in both outpatient and inpatient practice, including acute and chronic pain management, palliative care and pain stewardship. Numerous teaching opportunities at the hospital and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are available. In addition, a teaching certificate program is available.

Purpose and Goals

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced prac¬tice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency is an organized, directed postgraduate program that centers on developing a mastery of knowledge and an expert level of competency in pain management and palliative care. The goals of the UF Health Jacksonville Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency Program are to develop the resident’s dedication and skills necessary to:

  • be a specialized practitioner with the confidence, competence and compassion necessary to provide complex medication support and recommendations that meets the needs of pain management patients
  • be a fully integrated member of the interdisciplinary pain management team
  • provide safe, effective, and appropriate medication therapy to pain management and palliative care patients
  • effectively educate patients/family members, students and health care professionals regarding pain management issues
  • demonstrate leadership for pain management practice through participation in interdisciplinary committees and planning groups to improve care for patients
  • conduct research in the pain management environment to improve medication use and pharmacy practice

Program

The Pain and Palliative Care residency provides the resident the education, training, and experience necessary to actively participate in a comprehensive pain and palliative care setting. In collaboration with the medical staff, the resident provides care to both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Required core learning experiences include the following:

  • Acute Pain Management – Surgery/Trauma
  • Acute Pain Management – Hospitalist Medicine
  • Chronic Pain Management – Primary Care I
  • Chronic Pain Management - Primary Care II
  • Orientation (if new to UF Health Jacksonville)
  • Pain Management & Palliative Care – Oncology or Gyn Oncology
  • Pain Management & Palliative Care – Palliative Consult Service
  • Pain Management Stewardship I
  • Pain Management Stewardship II
  • Psychiatry
  • Longitudinal – Pain Management Patient Care
  • Longitudinal – Pain Management Practice and Education
  • Longitudinal – Practice Coverage
  • Longitudinal - Research

The resident may select 2 elective experiences from the following areas:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Repeat any core learning experience

They gain the expertise to provide high quality, cost-effective, specialty care to patients with pain in a positive learning environment that promotes independent and critical thinking. They also gain leadership experience through participation in professional organizations, mentoring PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students, and clinic development or expansion. Opportunities to educate patients, students, and other health-care professionals are integrated into each experience.

A graduate of the program should be competent to become a clinical pharmacy specialist at any health care institution, as well as adjunct or clinical faculty for a school of pharmacy.

Program Director

Joseph Cammilleri, Pharm.D., BCACP, CPE

Program Length

Twelve months, beginning in July

Benefits

  • 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
E-mail: pharmacyresidency@jax.ufl.edu

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