St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, was built with a mission – to build a hospital that always puts patients first. Continuing its tradition for more than 75 years, the 395-bed hospital is recognized as one of the area’s most respected and technologically advanced medical facilities. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany with a mission to serve, our team members strive to advance the level of compassionate care we provide to our patients and community.

St. Anthony’s Hospital offers advanced medical technologies and outstanding physicians who care for you as a whole person with dignity and respect. St. Anthony’s enjoys a reputation in the fields of general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, cancer treatment, diabetes management and neurology.

St. Anthony Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacy residency will provide a broad training experience in many areas of pharmacy practice, including critical care, emergency department, infectious disease, cardiology, oncology psychiatry, ambulatory care, administration and elective opportunities. The resident will have requirements to present formal lectures, in-services, MUE activities, formulary monographs, and complete a research project to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference. The resident will also assist with teaching fourth year pharmacy rotation students from three affiliated Colleges of Pharmacy.

Program Summary:
The adult pharmacy practice residency is designed to provide 12 full, consecutive months of training in pharmacy practice with the primary goal of producing general practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients. Residents will work closely with medical staff to assure rational medication prescribing, enhance patients knowledge of medications received, collaborate with and educate pharmacy students, participate in health committee membership, assure medication safety initiatives, and partner with nursing to improve the overall safety of medication use. The resident will gain experience in many areas of pharmacy practice including:

  • several medical specializations
  • infectious disease
  • oncology/hematology
  • critical care
  • emergency medicine
  • transition of care
  • therapeutic policy

Opportunities also exist for writing and speaking, MUE activities, drug use control coordination, and precepting pharmacy students. Completion of a research project is required and is to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference and a poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Hospital Administration
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine

Residency Special Features

  • Teaching Certificate Opportunity

Elective rotations may include:

  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Surgery and Nutrition Support
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Transitions of Care
  • Project 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 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

William Braun, PharmD
St. Anthony’s Hospital
1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705


Availability M-F 7am-4pm


2023-2024 Residency Class

Kennedy Flynn
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a PGY1 residency to expand my clinical knowledge and to become a more confident healthcare professional. I have a strong passion for patient care and a desire to make an impact in the field of pharmacy. Completing a residency provides me with a unique opportunity to explore various areas of practice and gain a comprehensive hands-on experience. Through this residency, I aim to cultivate a strong foundation for a successful career as a clinical pharmacist and contribute to the advancement of patient-centered care.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose to complete a PGY1 residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital because the program offers a variety of acute care rotations that align with my career aspirations. The many rotation options will also provide me with a well-rounded understanding of hospital practice and enable me to gain experience in multiple areas. The program’s emphasis on mentorship and collaboration ensures that I will receive guidance from experienced preceptors and have the chance to collaborate with a network of health care professionals. Most important to me, I instantly felt welcomed and valued at SAH. Residency is a challenging year and to be a part of a team filled with uplifting pharmacist who will challenge me while also supporting me through this experience will allow me to thrive as a resident.

Muireann Greely
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I want to enhance my knowledge and skills in the field of pharmacy and further develop my clinical expertise. A residency program provides a unique opportunity to work closely with experienced pharmacists and healthcare professionals in a variety of patient care settings. Additionally, a residency allows me to explore specialized areas of pharmacy practice and develop proficiency in areas such as critical care, infectious diseases, or oncology.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Anthony’s Hospital for my PGY-1 residency because of the numerous rotations and opportunities the program offers. This program will challenge me to develop my leadership skills and prepare me to contribute to the highest quality of patient care. When I first met the pharmacy team at St. Anthony’s, I knew this program would be the perfect fit for me. The pharmacist’s foster an environment of open communication and collaboration, encouraging me to actively participate in discussions and providing opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Overall, I believe that training at St. Anthony’s Hospital will provide me with invaluable experiences, professional connections, and the necessary skills to excel as a clinical pharmacist.

Tiffani Kopoian
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I love to learn. My fourth-year rotations in pharmacy school were my favorite part about pharmacy school and I wanted to have an opportunity like that again. The chance to continue my education and become a more competent pharmacist is what inspired me to pursue this residency.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
The BayCare Health System is comprised of some of the most elite hospitals. I’ve heard from patients that they receive the best care in these hospitals. Employees of BayCare boast about their family atmosphere which is what encouraged me to seek a residency position here. I wanted to work at a hospital that I feel proud to be a part of and I have achieved that by working here.

Graciela Meshkalla - Class of 2020

David Fiumara - Class of 2020

Amanda Tonti - Class of 2020

Arun Abraham - Class of 2021

Fotaq Merkaj - Class of 2021

Haithuy Pham - Class of 2021

Kristen Chucri - Class of 2022

Michelle Bachmann - Class of 2022

Toni Tablante - Class of 2022

Derek Balazy - Class of 2023

Gabrielle Large - Class of 2023

Hayley Alexander - Class of 2023

Aimee Hobelmann - Class of 2015 - PGY1 St. Anthony's Hospital

Alex Hatzileris - Class of 2017 - PGY1 St. Anthony's Hospital

Anisel Hernandez - Class of 2017

Brittany Heuser - Class of 2019

Cailyn Caselli - Class of 2019

Carolyn Hill - Class of 2011

Christina Roca Nelms - Class of 2018

Christine Pham - Class of 2014

Devin Steiner - Class of 2017

Kihara Couvertier - Class of 2019

Melanie Solone - Class of 2012

Nitha Chou - Class of 2013

Saurabh Narkhede - Class of 2015

Spencer Horst - Class of 2016

Tammy Pham - Class of 2014

Wonhee So - Class of 2013

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