As part of the BayCare Health System, Winter Haven Hospital is a full-service, community hospital located in Winter Haven, Florida. Winter Haven Hospital is home to two PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs (acute care and ambulatory care settings). This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is based at Winter Haven Hospital’s main campus, with opportunities to gain ambulatory experience throughout the BayCare Health System.

The PGY1 residency program is designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education in order to develop residents into clinical pharmacists that provide safe and effective patient care to a diverse range of patients. Residents will be eligible for future PGY2 residency training and board certification pursuits.

Winter Haven Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our residency program offers a comprehensive experience through a variety of training opportunities. The program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for pharmaceutical care of patients with a wide range of conditions.

Program Summary:

This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program designed to focus on ambulatory care and transitions of care.  The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services. These responsibilities include the provision of pharmaceutical care, patient education within inpatient and ambulatory settings, and collaboration with preceptors in the education of pharmacy students, committee membership, medication safety initiatives, and operational activities. In addition to completing rotations in core subject areas essential to the pharmacy practitioner, participants in the residency program also select elective rotations that fit specific areas of interest. The residency program is committed to providing a customized experience, thereby allowing flexibility in the design and length of rotation experiences.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care (5 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care I (4 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care II (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care I (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care II (4 weeks)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Management (2 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Management (2 weeks – offsite)

Required longitudinal rotations:

  • Longitudinal Activities and Staffing
  • Heart Function Clinic
  • Longitudinal Research

Elective rotations may include:

  • Population Health (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Specialty Clinics (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Medication Assistance Program (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Home Care Infusion Pharmacy (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)

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 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.

PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Lacey Charbonneau, PharmD, BCGP

Lacey received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida.  She completed a PGY-1 Community Practice Residency at Baptist Health/AgeWell Center for Senior Health. Lacey is a Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist at Winter Haven Hospital.



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Caitlyn Critchley
PGY1 - Winter Haven Hospital, Ambulatory Care Setting

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
While completing my APPE rotations, it became evident that pursuing a residency was the best fit for my specific career goals. I wanted the ability to continue to develop as a clinician as I did throughout my APPE rotations. Completing a residency program provides the amazing opportunity of being able to work with more experienced pharmacists who can help build the clinical confidence of a new graduate. Additionally, it allows me to dive deeper into a variety of fields such as critical care and management and gain knowledge and experiences in each of these content areas. To me, the exposure to such a large number of fields and opportunities so that I could continue to learn was one of the motivating factors in applying for a residency program. Ultimately, following the completion of my residency I believe that I will be a competitive applicant for future pharmacy jobs and have the background knowledge and experience to be a well trusted member of a patient’s clinical team.

Why did I choose Winter Haven Hospital at BayCare?
During my years in pharmacy school, I had the great opportunity of completing my IPPE institutional rotation at Mease Countryside Hospital and my APPE geriatrics rotation at Morton Plant Hospital. While there, every pharmacist and provider I came across was incredibly welcoming and willing to help me learn and grow as a clinician. I then knew that I wanted to find a program throughout the BayCare health system to continue to grow as I did when I was a student. Following my ambulatory care and transitions of care APPE rotations, it became evident that a career in chronic care management was a great fit for me! I wanted to find a program that would help me develop as a strong ambulatory care pharmacist while still allowing me the experiences of an inpatient pharmacist to become well versed in a variety of fields of pharmacy. Winter Haven Hospital had the perfect program that would meld both the inpatient and outpatient worlds and help me to develop into the strongest clinician I can be. After being on rotation with a former resident and speaking to the entire team throughout my interview process, I knew that I found a program that I would feel comfortable in and would allow me to flourish as a newly graduated pharmacist!

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