By meeting community health care needs for over a century, Morton Plant Hospital has earned a reputation for being one of the most effective, well-managed hospitals in America.  This 687-bed community-owned hospital has received many accolades, including Top 100 heart hospital by Thomson Reuter’s 100 Top Hospitals Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study for 16 years.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida is a 12-month ASHP accredited program that provides experience in a wide variety of settings. The PGY1 residency program provides extensive training and development in many aspects of acute care. The program has clinical pharmacist and clinical coordinators with expertise in a variety of fields including several medical specializations, infectious disease, oncology/hematology, critical care, emergency medicine, and transition of care and therapeutic policy. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to work with the medical staff to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nursing to improve the overall safety of medication use.

Morton Plant Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

All residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. A broad range of elective rotations are available that allow the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals. All rotations are 4 weeks in length except for orientation, which is 6 weeks. Longitudinal experiences are required and will encompass your projects and practice coverage for the residency throughout the year.

Program Summary:
The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services. These responsibilities include:

  • the provision of pharmaceutical care
  • inpatient and outpatient education
  • collaboration and education of pharmacy students
  • committee membership
  • medication safety initiatives
  • operational activities

The resident is expected to complete a research project with a corresponding manuscript, MUE, P&T drug monograph, P&T minutes and pharmacy newsletter. In addition, the resident is expected to present either a CE or CME to the medical staff and present their research findings at the Florida Residency Conference.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine 1 (Med/Onc/Tele)
  • Internal Medicine 2 (Med/Surg)
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Administration
  • Longitudinal Projects and Practice Experiences

Elective rotations may include:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Infectious Disease Long-term Care
  • Transition of Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Advanced Rotations (Internal Med, Cardiology, Critical Care)
  • Project/Research Month

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

Christine Price, Pharm.D.
Christine received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Internal Medicine at Tampa General Hospital. Christine is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Morton Plant Hospital and practice areas include internal medicine and therapeutic policy.


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Program Coordinator

Hillary Phillips, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Hillary received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Critical Care Residency from Orlando Health. Hillary is a critical care pharmacist at Morton Plant Hospital and is board-certified in critical care.

2021-2022 Residency Class

Sara Hatfield
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency for the opportunity to continue my professional development and sharpen my skill set as a clinician in efforts to best serve the patients in my community. I have always known that I wanted to work as a clinical pharmacist, and residency offers the clinical experience I am looking for in a variety of different settings and specialties vital to my foundation as a well-rounded clinician.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
During my APPE rotations, I had the opportunity to spend several months across many BayCare institutions learning from some of the most empowering and clinically up-to-date preceptors who challenged me to develop professionally daily, thus making BayCare the health system I wanted to be a part of to further my clinical education as a resident. I also loved the fact that Morton Plant Hospital offered clinically robust learning experiences in areas not commonly found in most residency programs such as cardiothoracic surgery. My rotations within BayCare were both inspirational and foundational in my goals as a pharmacist, and as I researched more institutions, I became really excited at the idea of being a part of a health system that truly embodied their values of trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and excellence.

Katie Duranceau
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency so that I can build a broad knowledge foundation, develop dynamic and various skill sets, gain diverse clinical experience, and expand my overall confidence in my clinical abilities.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
Morton Plant Hospital offers a wide variety of rotations, which allows for an expansive, well-rounded residency training experience. The collaborative, challenging environment also offers numerous leadership and learning opportunities in a distinguished clinical setting.

Paola Carcamo
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
During my clinical rotations, I found myself searching for opportunities to be challenged as a learner to provide avenues for personal and professional growth. This propelled my decision to pursue post-graduate training to further advance my clinical, leadership, and communication skills. My goal is to develop these necessary skills to serve as a strong advocate for my patients.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I had the opportunity of completing a couple of clinical rotations through the BayCare Healthcare System where I was introduced to dedicated preceptors, committed to providing mentorship and guidance to ensure my success. Those experiences further strengthened my desire to pursue residency training at BayCare. Morton Plant Hospital offers many experiences which I find invaluable, including a diverse patient population, a wide variety in rotation opportunities, and a challenging environment to support my learning and advancement towards becoming a competent clinical pharmacist.

Megan Barber - Class of 2020

Jessica Miller - Class of 2020

Ryan Jenks - Class of 2020

Ashley Wilt - Class of 2021

Jace Colina - Class of 2021

Mike Lake - Class of 2021

Arielle Ruff - Class of 2018

Britney Bisio - Class of 2015

Christopher Fronczek - Class of 2016

Coleen Hart - Class of 2012

Colin Fitzgerrel - Class of 2008

Daniela Fernandez - Class of 2019

Jaclyn Yodice - Class of 2016

Jason Ngo - Class of 2015

Jennifer Hendershot - Class of 2014

Jospeh Hong - Class of 2013

Karlyn Scott - Class of 2018

Kerry Marr - Class of 2006

Kira Larimore - Class of 2009

Lairyn Kenney - Class of 2019

Larry Davila - Class of 2011

Mike Ruble - Class of 2010

Nicole Hanna - Class of 2005

Nida Bukhari - Class of 2009

Robin Colon-Moreno - Class of 2007

Ryan Dunn - Class of 2017

Ryan Morgan - Class of 2017

Theary Ly Rabino - Class of 2008

Tyler Nichols - Class of 2019

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