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 South Florida Baptist Hospital (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
  • Adult Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine (completed offsite)
  • Central Pharmacy
  • Administration/Practice Management
  • Research

Elective rotations may include:

  • Pain management
  • Preceptorship
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Advanced experience in core rotation

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

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.


Availability M-F 8am-4pm


  • Doug Brown, PharmD, BCPS
    Adult Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases
  • Sean Ustic, PharmD, BCCCP
    Critical Care, Pain Management, Longitudinal Research
  • Mercy Ninan, PharmD
    Practice Management
  • Kevin Gaylord, PharmD, BCPS
    Adult Medicine, Central Pharmacy
  • Robert Kauffman, RPh, BCPS
    Adult Medicine, Central Pharmacy
  • Tanya Hernandez, PharmD, BCPS
    Adult Medicine, Central Pharmacy
  • Heather Laytart, PharmD
    Adult Medicine, Critical Care, Central Pharmacy

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