Founded in 1953, South Florida Baptist Hospital (SFBH) located in Plant City, FL has provided excellent, patient-centered care to its local residents. As part of BayCare Health System, SFBH is a full-service community hospital with 150 beds, which is an accredited primary stroke and STEMI center. We serve a diverse patient population with a large presence of Spanish speakers and unfunded patients. The department of pharmacy consists of over 30 team members with expertise in a variety of fields including several medical specializations, infectious disease, oncology/hematology, critical care, emergency medicine, transitions of care and therapeutic policy.

In an effort to produce a well-rounded and highly-skilled clinical pharmacist, our Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) residency program is designed to provide expert training and experience in a wide-variety of acute care settings. Over the course of 12 months, the resident will gain experience in a broad range of clinical areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, various medical specializations, internal medicine, nutrition, drug information, therapeutic policy, and pharmacy administration.

The program is highly customizable to resident interests, and includes opportunities for precepting pharmacy students through obtaining teaching certifications, development of written and oral presentation skills, research, and the growth of leadership skills. While the majority of rotation experiences will take place at SFBH, the resident will have the opportunity to complete elective rotations at various sites across BayCare Health System.

South Florida Baptist Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our 12-month, ASHP-accredited residency program offers a comprehensive experience through a variety of training opportunities. All residents are required to complete learning experiences in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. A broad range of elective learning experiences are available that allow the resident’s flexibility in pursuing individual goals. While core learning experiences will generally be prioritized at the beginning the program, exceptions can be made based on resident goals to optimize resident development.

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 diverse range of projects throughout the year that will include a research project, poster presentation of medication use evaluation (MUE), development of a P&T drug monograph, and a presentation delivered to hospital staff of an ACPE-approved continuing education (CE).

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Adult Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Central Pharmacy (5 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Management & Therapeutic Policy (5 weeks)

Elective rotations may include:

  • Preceptorship (4 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care (4 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Cardiology (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Virtual ICU (4 weeks – offsite)
  • Advanced experience in core rotation (4 weeks)

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.
  • Monogrammed white coat
  • Dedicated office space and laptop

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 or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards 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 an on-site or virtual interview.  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.

This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Doug Brown, PharmD, BCPS
Doug Brown completed a bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Microbiology at the University of Central Florida and obtained a Doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Florida Orlando campus. He completed the PGY1 at Lakeland Regional Health and has been practicing at SFBH since. He is board-certified in pharmacotherapy and has pharmacy interests including infectious diseases and emergency medicine.


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Morgan Alvah
PGY1 - South Florida Baptist Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Completing a pharmacy residency was important to me because I wanted to gain the extra knowledge and experience to become the best clinical pharmacist I could be. The yearlong training would allow me to work alongside other pharmacist to learn from them to accelerate my growth beyond that of typical work experience.

Why did I choose South Florida Baptist Hospital at BayCare?
When choosing a program for me, it was vital that I felt cared for by the members of the staff and would be in an environment that would be the best for me. South Florida Baptist Health fostered an environment that made me feel seen and cared for while growing my pharmacy knowledge.

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