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


2022-2023 Residency Class

Hayley Alexander
PGY1 – St. Anthony’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue residency to utilize the clinical knowledge I have already acquired and continue to learn through the many opportunities this program has to offer. I am looking forward to gaining new practical experiences in specialties I am less familiar with and exploring my clinical interests. Throughout this year, I hope to further develop my clinical, leadership, and critical thinking skills in order to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist and be able to provide the best care for my patients.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
Prior to applying for residency, I was familiar with BayCare’s prominent reputation within the community, which gave me confidence that St. Anthony’s would provide me with comprehensive training through their variety of rotations and experiences. During my interview, I picked up on the comradery and enthusiasm from each person right away and I could tell that they truly wanted to help me succeed and learn. Additionally, I had certain clinical interests following pharmacy school and St. Anthony’s would allow me to explore those interests further.

Derek Balazy
PGY1 – St. Anthony’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to complete a residency because I wanted to increase my confidence when making clinical decisions and continue to expand my clinical knowledge in different areas of inpatient pharmacy. I believe these are two key areas that a residency will help a newly graduated pharmacist develop and become a successful clinical pharmacist in the hospital setting.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Anthony’s Hospital because they offer great core rotations, which include cardiology, critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine. I also wanted to stay within the BayCare health system after completing a pharmacy internship at Mease Countryside Hospital. Being at St. Anthony’s will allow me to see how pharmacies operate individually, which will allow me to adapt to different pharmacy settings.

Gabrielle Large
PGY1 – St. Anthony’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
All throughout pharmacy school, I always kept completing a residency on my radar. I finalized my decision to complete a residency because I wanted a challenge while doing something I love that serves my local community. Completing a residency will help me build my critical thinking skills, further my confidence, and continue to expand my pharmacy knowledge through the hands-on learning and experiences I will gain.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I did not want to complete just any residency; I wanted a residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital. The moment I walked in I felt instant positive energy and could sense employees’ happy and caring attitudes. The pharmacy team at SAH is extremely kind, knowledgeable, respectful, and supportive. I felt it was a good match for me and am excited for the opportunities and experiences to come from my rotations. I was also born here, so it is coming full circle for me!

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

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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