The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month ASHP accredited program that provides experience in a broad range of patient care activities. The primary site is the Turley Family Health Center, home to the USF Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. Our practice is a Patient-Centered Medical Home providing primary care to the surrounding community. Practice areas include Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Population Health, and Transitions of Care. In addition, the program provides training in many aspects of acute care, including Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Administration, and Inpatient Staffing.

The Turley Family Health Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for mediation-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 residency is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to work with physicians and mid-level providers to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nurses and medical assistants to improve the overall safety of medication use. There are often opportunities to lecture at local colleges of pharmacy and precept pharmacy students on rotation.

Program Summary:

After orientation to BayCare, the Turley Family Health Center, and Morton Plant Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy, residents begin a concentrated period of required learning experiences. Residents complete rotations in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. In addition, several elective options permit flexibility in pursuing individual interests.

All rotations are 4 weeks in length except for Orientation (6 weeks) and a 2-week Project Focus rotation in December as a transition into the new year. If the resident wishes to repeat a learning experience, the learning experience will be considered an elective advanced rotation and the resident starts the rotation at the facilitating level. These can only be taken May – June. There are 8 weeks of elective time.

Required longitudinal experiences include resident projects, clinical practice, teaching, and practice coverage throughout the year. The resident is expected to complete a research project to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference. Other projects include a medication use evaluation and development of a formulary drug monograph. The resident will certainly develop oral and written communication skills as they participate in committees and experience pharmacy practice throughout the healthcare system.

The residency is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to work with physicians and mid-level providers to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nurses and medical assistants to improve the overall safety of medication use. There are often opportunities to lecture at local colleges of pharmacy and precept pharmacy students on rotation.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Referral Clinic
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Project Focus
  • Population Health
  • Transitions of Care (off-site)
  • Internal Medicine (off-site)
  • Administration (off-site)
  • Psychiatry (off-site)
  • Longitudinal Practice
  • Longitudinal Staffing
  • Longitudinal Projects

Elective rotations may include:

  • Advanced Rotations
  • Infectious Disease (off-site)
  • Cardiology (off-site)

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Plan with prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunity to Contribute Pre-tax Dollars to a 401 (k) Plan
  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability Coverage, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Professional Travel Reimbursement
  • Team Member Services: Team members receive a discount rate on a variety of events, programs, and tickets to area attractions

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • The applicant must participate in the MATCH process
  • Online application through PhORCAS
    • Letter of intent
    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
    • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must have active Florida Pharmacist License within 90 days of the residency start date
  • The applicant must participate in an on-site interview

Application Process:
Residency candidates should submit all requirements for acceptance through the PhORCAS website.  Once submitted, applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for on-site interviews.  After the interviews are completed, a rank list will be submitted to ASHP via the National Matching Service.  The ASHP Resident Matching Program will provide the program with the matched candidates.

Deadlines:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Tracy Johns, Pharm.D., MS
Dr. Johns received his Pharm.D. Degree from the University of Florida in 1991. He subsequently completed his residency in Adult Internal Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He joined Morton Plant Mease Health Care as a Clinical Pharmacist in 1996 and then joined the USF Family Medicine Residency Program in 2000. He has been the Pharmacy Residency Program Director since 2013.

 

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(727) 467-2512
tracy.johns@baycare.org
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