The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida is designed to provide 12 full and consecutive months in a wide variety of acute care settings. Designated by IBM as a Top 100 Hospital in 2018, Mease Countryside is a 311 bed, non-for-profit community hospital that has been certified by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center.

The department of pharmacy consists of over 40 team members with expertise in a variety of fields including several medical specializations, infectious disease, oncology/hematology, critical care, emergency medicine, transition of care and therapeutic policy.

The Mease Countryside Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

All residents are required to complete learning experiences in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. A broad range of elective learning experiences are available that allow the resident’s flexibility in pursuing individual goals. While core learning experiences will generally be prioritized at the beginning of the program, exceptions can be made based on resident goals to optimize resident development. No more than 12 weeks can be scheduled for any one specialty (i.e. infectious disease learning experiences).

Program Summary:
The residents will have the opportunity to become an integral part of the pharmacy department’s patient care services by taking on the role of a clinical pharmacist under the guidance of their preceptors. Each resident will work closely with medical staff to assure rational medication prescribing, enhance patients knowledge of medications received, collaborate with and educate pharmacy students, participate in various health committees and medication safety initiatives, and partner with nursing to improve the overall safety of medication

Additional learning experiences include but are not limited to:

  • development and completion of a research project to be presented at The Florida Residency Conference
  • completion of an MUE and P&T drug monograph
  • development and presentation of a one hour ACPE approved education
  • development of oral and written communication skills
  • participation in various departmental committees
  • experience in hospital administration
  • practicing pharmacy in various areas throughout the health-care system

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Administration (4 weeks)
  • Longitudinal Project (12 Months)
  • Longitudinal Practice (Staffing) (12 Months)

Elective rotations may include:

  • Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Behavioral Health (4 weeks-off site)
  • Pediatrics/NICU (4 weeks)
  • ID Stewardship Long Term Acute Care (4 weeks)
  • CVICU (4 weeks-off site at Morton Plant)
  • Advanced Critical Care (2-4 weeks-off site at  Morton Plant Neurosurgery unit)
  • Advanced Infectious Disease (2-4 weeks)
  • Transition of Care (3-4 weeks)
  • Advanced Internal Medicine (2-4 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 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:
Deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 residency class:  January 10, 2020

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Program Leader

Kerry Marr, PharmD
Kerry Marr received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida and completed a general pharmacy practice residency at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida.  She is currently the clinical coordinator for the pharmacy department at Mease Countryside Hospital and is also the PGY1 pharmacy residency director.

 

Questions?
Kerry.Marr@baycare.org
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Cynthia Smith
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Mease Countryside Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to complete a PGY-1 residency during my APPE rotations. During these clinical rotations I developed a passion for helping patients in their most vulnerable state. With these experiences, I knew that becoming a clinical pharmacist was the right path for me. Completing a residency will allow me to gain the knowledge and skills necessary in becoming a clinical pharmacist and advocate for my patients

Why did I choose Mease Countryside Hospital at BayCare?
I chose Mease Countryside Hospital because of the diverse clinical rotations, exceptional pharmacy staff, and family atmosphere. MCH is a smaller hospital with the diverse patient population of a larger facility. I felt right at home when I interviewed and very welcomed. The pharmacists and preceptors are more than willing to teach and guide us in the right path. Furthermore, I am confident that MCH will provide me the necessary practice experiences in order to reach my goals.

 

 

Mary Montane
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Mease Countryside Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Throughout pharmacy school, I always had an interest in working as a pharmacist in the inpatient setting. These interests were solidified via my advanced pharmacy practice experiences I had in the previous year and I knew I wanted to pursue a residency to achieve my career goals. A residency will allow me to seek the utmost knowledge and training by promoting opportunities in patient care, critical thinking, and research. I consider these skills to be necessary in order to be able to develop into a proficient and assertive clinical pharmacist prepared to serve my patients to the best of my abilities.

Why did I choose Mease Countryside Hospital at BayCare?
The main reason I chose Mease Countryside Hospital (MCH) to complete my post graduate training was because of how welcoming and kind everyone was during my interview—I felt very comfortable during the entire process. Additionally, MCH had all the components I was looking for in a PGY-1 program. The appealing factors consisted of the opportunities for multidisciplinary interactions, presentation, and research opportunities available to residents. Furthermore, I was looking for a program that provided a wide range or required and elective learning experiences and MCH had it all—from emergency medicine, to behavioral health, infectious diseases, pediatrics and much more. I’m confident that Mease Countryside Hospital will provide me the most advance and cohesive training to achieve my goals and provide the best care to my patients. I’m so fortunate to be a part of the Mease Countryside Hospital family!

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Natasha Kulkarni - Class of 2020

Jessica Lambert - Class of 2019

Kevin Deemer - Class of 2019

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