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 (Med/Onc)
  • Orthopedics (Med/Surg)
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Administration
  • Longitudinal Projects and Practice Experiences

Elective rotations may include:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Advanced Infectious Disease
  • Transition of Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Advanced Rotations (Internal Med, Cardiology, Critical Care, ED)

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

Britney Bisio, Pharm.D., BCPS
Britney received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2014. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Morton Plant Hospital. Britney is an internal medicine pharmacist at Morton Plant Hospital and is board-certified in pharmacotherapy.

2022-2023 Residency Class

Katelyn Butler
PGY1 – Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency to expand my experiences in patient care and to learn more about the opportunities available in pharmacy. I wanted to do a residency so that I could gain more hands-on practice with taking care of patients in a variety of specialties while also further developing my professional skills.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I chose to do my residency at Morton Plant Hospital because of the endless opportunities available to residents and the family-like feel you get from the staff. During my residency search, I was initially intrigued by the program because of the vast variety of clinical opportunities available for the residents, but it was the welcoming demeaner from the staff and previous residents that really drew me in. By the end of the interview process, I knew Morton Plant Hospital was where I wanted to be!

Prachee Patel
PGY1 – Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
My interest in post-graduate training was first inspired by the direct patient care experiences I was fortunate to experience as a pharmacy intern. Being a medication expert that is responsible for effective and precise care is one of the most gratifying aspects of pharmacy. A pharmacy residency will allow me to deliver high quality patient care while expanding my clinical knowledge. I look forward to fostering relationships within the pharmacy team through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
Morton Plant offers a plethora of resources and training to allow pharmacy residents to become well-rounded clinical pharmacists. While not only having a versatile environment for pharmacists to grow in unique areas such as Cardiothoracic Surgery, the residency program also consists of individuals who are ecstatic and enthusiastic about developing the next generation of pharmacists. This combination of program design and hospital acute care services allows pharmacy residents to develop areas of improvement in emergent decision making and successful clinical research. Additionally, the residency team is highly dedicated to mentorship, has a commitment to leadership, and simultaneously creates a welcoming environment.

Dalia Elabed
PGY1 – Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency to continue my training beyond pharmacy school. I had a fulfilling experience during my APPE rotations, where I worked with supportive mentors who paved the way for me to excel, and I wanted to continue to do so in the capacity of a resident. A residency program’s rigorous yet rewarding structure would give me a unique skill set to pursue my career goals.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
My positive experiences as a student within the BayCare family reinforced what I looked for in a residency program, one that offers diverse patient care experiences and a supportive environment to help me achieve my goals. With a wide range of clinical rotations and a strong reputation for training pharmacists, I knew Morton Plant Hospital would offer me a worthwhile learning experience in my areas of interest, such as infectious disease. I could see the dedication and support from the team during my interview, and it was clear that everyone wanted to see me succeed.

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

Katie Duranceau - Class of 2022

Paola Carcamo - Class of 2022

Sara Hatfield - Class of 2022

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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