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.
Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the UF Health Jacksonville PGY1 Residency Program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The goals of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program include:
- be a competent, confident, and compassionate practitioner committed to providing comprehensive medication therapy management
- communicate, cooperate, and interact in a positive manner as an effective member of the healthcare team
- provide safe, effective, and appropriate medication therapy
- take personal responsibility to fulfill all commitments and obligations in a timely manner
- effectively educate patients, students and health care professionals
- demonstrate leadership through a positive professional attitude and promote the profession of pharmacy
- conduct research to improve medication use and pharmacy practice
The residency program provides training in all aspects of pharmacy practice. To accomplish this, the resident will spend 4 weeks orientating to the department and major hospital departments, complete five core learning experiences, and six elective learning experiences; thus allowing the resident enough flexibility to pursue their individual goals. Learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration with exception of the November/December/January block which is treated as one 8 week block. Longitudinal experiences are 52 weeks in duration.
- Orientation Learning Experience (1)
- Core Learning Experiences (5)
- Ambulatory Care (5 options)
- Critical Care (6 options)
- Departmental Practice Management*
- Internal Medicine
- Medication Use Policy/Patient Safety*
- Elective Learning Experiences^ (6)
- Ambulatory Practice Management*
- Cardiology Critical Care
- Cardiothoracic Critical Care
- Clinical Research
- Critical Care (North)
- Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medicine II
- Hematology/Oncology II
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine II
- Medical Critical Care
- Managed Care*
- Neuroscience Critical Care
- OB/Gyn Oncology
- Pain Management
- Pain Management II
- Surgery – Oncology/OMFS
- Surgical/Trauma Critical Care
- Transitional Care (TCU)
- Longitudinal Learning Experiences (3)
- Practice Coverage (staffing)
- Inpatient: 5.5 evening hours/week and 16 hours every 3rd weekend
- Outpatient: Seven 8 hours shifts/year
- Professional Education
- Practice Coverage (staffing)
* not direct patient care
^ Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability
At least two-thirds of the program must be spent in direct patient care which includes all learning experiences except management, MUSP, ambulatory practice management, informatics, managed care and academia. No more than one-third of the twelve-month PGY1 pharmacy residency program may deal with a specific patient disease state and population (e.g., critical care, oncology, cardiology). Residents may request changes to their schedule throughout the year. All requests should be received at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the learning experience. Learning experiences may be repeated once. When scheduling, residents should make every attempt to not have two non-direct patient care experiences back to back.
Bernadette Belgado, Pharm.D.
52 weeks, beginning in July
- Stipend - $48,500
- 22 days of leave
- Personal leave - 7 days
- Holidays - 5 days
- Professional leave - ASHP Midyear meeting (3 days), Residency Research Conference (2 days), interviews (5 days)
- 12 research days
- Health insurance
- Dental coverage
- Life insurance
- Educational and professional travel allowances
- Dedicated office space
- Meal allowance
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
- 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.
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.