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


2021-2022 Residency Class

Michelle Bachmann
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After working in a hospital setting during pharmacy school, I knew clinical pharmacy was the path I wanted to pursue.  I also wanted to gain more experience and develop confidence before working in an autonomous role.  I spoke with several pharmacists and concluded that residency was the best path to achieve my goals.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I started working for BayCare during my first year in pharmacy school and loved the culture. I knew that St. Anthony’s hospital had a great reputation in the healthcare system and a great location close to downtown.  It was not until my interview, however, that I was able to speak with the pharmacists and administration.  At this time, I felt so comfortable and accepted that I knew this was the place for me.

Kristen Chucri
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
It is important to me to optimize my skills as a clinical pharmacist and educator. To that end, I have decided to pursue additional pharmacy training through residency to gain a more comprehensive pharmacotherapy foundation. Upon completion of a PGY1 residency, I plan to practice as a clinical pharmacist, working to improve the quality of medication management as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.  

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
When I was doing my research on the hospitals I would ideally want to be a resident, I looked for the mission and values that best align with mine. What resonated with me about St. Anthony’s is its mission for compassionate care. I also value the program’s scheduling flexibility and various elective options (neurology, psychiatry, and transitions of care). These program features will allow me to further develop my skills and knowledge in a wide range of pharmacological disciplines and to continue participating in research projects, advancing patient care.

Toni Tablante
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Since the beginning of pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to further my clinical training by completing a PGY-1 residency. The breadth of opportunities and experiences that I will encounter during residency is what will help me become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Throughout this year, I hope to improve patients’ lives through all transitions of care and further evidenced based research.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
During my interview, I immediately noticed how caring and excited everyone was to help me succeed. I was aware of BayCare’s great reputation and knew St. Anthony’s would provide comprehensive training in clinical pharmacy and valuable experiences in challenging rotations. What I appreciated the most was their flexibility in tailoring residents’ rotations. When I expressed an interest in geriatrics, they were able to add that elective and support my passions in that field.

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

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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