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 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

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.

 

Questions?
Christine.Price@baycare.org
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Ashley Wilt
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I always had an interest in working in an inpatient pharmacy setting throughout pharmacy school. My experiences that I had during my APPE rotations really solidified that inpatient pharmacy was what I loved and what I wanted to do. I particularly loved getting to round with the interdisciplinary team and making clinical interventions as part of that team. I knew residency would be a great way to continue to have those experiences that I loved during my APPE rotations while also continuing to learn and grow so that I can enter the world of inpatient pharmacy practice knowing that I am fully

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I was fortunate enough to have many wonderful experiences in a variety of practice areas during my APPE rotations, so I had a wide variety of interests going into residency applications. Therefore, I knew that I wanted to be at a place that had a wide variety of experiences to offer. When I came in for my interview, the entire pharmacy staff was incredibly warm and welcoming, and by the end of the day I felt right at home. Morton Plant has everything that I was looking for in a residency plus more, and after my interview with them I knew that their pharmacy department was one that I wanted to work with. I am so happy to be a member of the Morton Plant team!

Jace Colina
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I feel that this challenging experience is essential for me to develop the skills needed to become a great clinical pharmacist. My goal is to optimize evidence-based, patient-centered care as part of a collaborative healthcare team.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I chose Morton Plant Hospital for my PGY-1 residency because I am confident that this institution will provide a superb learning environment, a great pharmacy team, and a well-rounded experience with a variety of high-caliber clinical rotations. I feel that BayCare is a great company to work for as it is a leading community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system that is known for high-quality patient care and employee satisfaction.

Mike Lake
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I I chose to complete a residency because of the passion I developed for clinical pharmacy during my APPE rotations. A residency allows me the opportunity to develop my patient care, critical thinking, and leadership skills so that I can serve as a valuable resource to the healthcare team, and as an advocate for my patients. Furthermore, I yearn to build upon the knowledge gained in pharmacy school in order to make evidence based decisions, and contribute to the field through research initiatives. I chose to complete residency because I want to become the capable clinician my patients deserve and have the skills to contribute to the profession in a meaningful way.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
Morton Plant Hospital’s residency program possesses the qualities that are crucial for clinical and professional development into a clinical pharmacist. With rigorous core and elective rotation experiences, in addition to a strong interprofessional culture, I knew that I would gain a well-rounded experience that will allow me the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings or allow me to pursue further PGY-2 training. After meeting with the residents and various preceptors, their enthusiasm and excitement quickly became something that I wanted to be a part of. I’m confident that Morton Plant Hospital will provide me with the experience necessary in order for me to reach my short and long term professional goals.

Megan Barber - Class of 2020

Jessica Miller - Class of 2020

Ryan Jenks - Class of 2020

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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