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 core rotations are 4 weeks in length except for orientation, which is 5 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
  • 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)
  • Neurology
  • Long-term Acute Care (LTAC)

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

Jennifer Hendershot, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Jennifer received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Morton Plant Hospital. Jennifer is the Cardiovascular Surgery ICU clinical pharmacist for Morton Plant Hospital and is board-certified in critical care.

2023-2024 Residency Class

Hannah Clark
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
My hospital internship throughout pharmacy school and my different APPE experiences helped solidify my desire to pursue a residency and become a clinical pharmacist within the inpatient setting. I felt a PGY1 residency would allow me to build upon my knowledge base from pharmacy school to become a more efficient practitioner. I also wanted a year of training with the support of preceptors to feel fully confident being independent. Overall, the structure and challenges of residency will allow me to become an integral part of the patient care team.

Why did I choose Mortan Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I was interested in pursuing a PGY1 residency within the BayCare health system after having a very positive internship experience at a different BayCare site, and Morton Plant Hospital initially drew me in with the variety of challenging rotations. I enjoyed that the program offered a strong foundation in all aspects of the clinical inpatient setting, but the interview helped solidify my desire to pursue my training here. The staff provided a positive family-like feel and it was apparent that the preceptors were excited to help residents achieve their full potential. Following the interview experience, I knew this program would be a great fit for me.

Karlena Cahill
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a pharmacy residency program to fuel my professional growth as a clinical pharmacist. Upon graduation I wanted to elevate my skills and knowledge base beyond the student level and I saw residency as a way to bridge that gap between student to independent pharmacist. A residency program will provide invaluable opportunities to enhance my skills, expand my clinical knowledge, and refine my patient care abilities. Through a residency, I can evolve into a skilled clinical pharmacist capable of positively impacting medication therapy outcomes.

Why did I choose Mortan Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I chose to do my residency at Morton Plant Hospital because I felt Morton Plant’s program supported me and my future professional goals. I chose Morton Plant Hospital pharmacy residency program due to its rotation opportunities, commitment to excellence in clinical pharmacy practice, and its reputation as a supportive environment. The program’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based medicine, and patient-centered care aligns perfectly with my professional goals and values. The program’s comprehensive curriculum and supportive atmosphere will empower me to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist.

Menna Badawi
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a PGY1 residency to build on foundational knowledge gained through the pharmacy school curriculum. I learned through prior pharmacy experiences that direct patient care in the hospital setting fulfills my aspirations to become a clinical pharmacist. Being highly involved in an interdisciplinary team aligns with my future career goals. Residency training offers the opportunity to become a well-rounded practitioner as well as accelerate my professional growth. A structured training program offers a variety of learning experiences that help expand research, leadership, and clinical skills.

Why did I choose Mortan Plant Hospital at BayCare?
The pharmacy residency program at Morton Plant Hospital encompasses all the aspects of rigorous training I am seeking in a PGY1. Core rotations offer strong exposure to fundamental internal medicine concepts. The variety of elective rotations also provides opportunities to explore interest areas and ensures experiencing other areas outside of my particular practice interests. Although these learning experiences may be provided by other residency programs, I instantly knew upon interviewing and meeting the welcoming pharmacy department members that Morton Plant is where I want to gain this training. Additionally, being part of the BayCare Health System provides for a supportive workplace with vast growth opportunities.

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

Dalia Elabed - Class of 2023

Katelyn Butler - Class of 2023

Prachee Patel - Class of 2023

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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