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.

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.


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Megan Barber
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After participating in several institutional rotations, during my introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience, I knew I wanted to work as a pharmacist in an interprofessional team. A PGY-1 residency will help me to accomplish this and allow me experience new clinical specialties. My longitudinal goals include becoming a board certified specialist and completing a residency will help prepare me for this.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
The community and culture that BayCare exemplifies is one of the key factors that drew me to apply for residency within this institution. I have known current and former employees of Morton Plant Hospital and they have always spoken very highly of the company and its commitment to the patients and staff. Not only is there a pharmacy residency program within Morton Plant Hospital but they are also affiliated with the University of South Florida medical residents allowing for interdisciplinary learning with these two groups. During my residency interview there was a sense that all of the pharmacist were truly invested in each resident’s professional growth and the structure of the program was individualized to each resident’s interest as much as possible. Experiencing this welcoming, friendly, and supportive vibes from the pharmacy team during my interview is why I decided to choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare for my residency.

Ryan Jenks
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a PGY-1 residency because I entered pharmacy school with aspirations to become a clinical pharmacy specialist. As I completed rotations, I realized my passion to work with interdisciplinary teams to provide the highest quality patient care. Residency provides the perfect opportunity to expand my clinical knowledge and further develop into the competent clinical pharmacist I strive to be.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
Morton Plant Hospital offers a wide range of clinical rotation experiences focused in my areas of interest, such as emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, and neurology. During my on-site interview, I was impressed with the culture of the pharmacy department and the dedication to providing excellent pharmacy services throughout the hospital.  While interacting with current residents, preceptors, and leadership, I felt welcomed by the department and sensed everyone’s excitement to be recruiting a new resident class.  I could tell that Morton Plant Hospital would be a great fit for me and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow within this great organization.

Jessica Miller
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to complete a PGY-1 residency to expand my clinical knowledge and gain valuable patient care experience in a variety of settings. Through my pharmacy practice rotations, I discovered my passion for direct patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. After seeing firsthand the impact pharmacists had as part of the healthcare team to improve the quality of care provided to patients, I knew clinical practice was the career path I wanted to pursue.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I chose Morton Plant Hospital for the variety of learning experiences offered through core and elective rotations, mentorship through strong clinical preceptors, and focus on interprofessional collaboration throughout the institution. During my residency interview, I knew that Morton Plant Hospital would be a great fit for me, as I was able to connect with each pharmacy team member I met and everyone was so welcoming and kind. After speaking with the residency program director and many of the preceptors, it became clear to me that they are truly invested in the success of their residents and take great care in tailoring the program to meet each individual resident’s interests and career goals. I am looking forward to my time at Morton Plant Hospital over the next year and the rewarding opportunities that lie ahead.

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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