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Residency Programs: Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1)

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Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1)

The PGY-1 residency provides the resident with experience and training in acute care, ambulatory care, medication use safety and policy, practice management and research.

As a member of the health-care team, the resident assumes responsibility and accountability for safe and appropriate drug therapy and efficient delivery of patient care. The resident is actively involved in teaching and research activities of the department.

The program offers flexibility and provides a strong foundation in all areas of pharmacy practice and is ASHP accredited. A teaching certificate program is also available through the University of Florida.


Core learning experiences of the program consist of the following:

  • Departmental practice management
  • Ambulatory practice
  • Therapeutic policy/medication safety
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care (medical critical care, neuroscience critical care, or surgical/trauma critical care)

Residents also have the flexibility to select 6 electives from the following:

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory practice management
  • Cardiology critical care
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Clinical research
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gyn oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Informatics
  • Managed care
  • Nutrition
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychiatry
  • SNF/geriatrics
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Any of the core learning experiences

In addition, residents receive BLS and ACLS training. They have practice coverage (staffing) responsibilities every 3rd weekend and one evening (1530-2100) each week. Leadership experience is gained throughout the year and the resident serves as chief resident during their practice management learning experience.

Program Director

Bernadette Belgado, Pharm.D.

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
  • Meal allowance

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
  • 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.