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 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

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


Availability M-F 7am-4pm


Amanda Tonti
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because it aligned with my career goals. Upon graduation, my goal was to advance my clinical skills in order to be able to provide quality care to patients. A residency provides a year of coaching in multidisciplinary areas of practice and develops skills needed in current pharmacy practice which would help me obtain this goal. During my career, I aspire to hold leadership, managerial and preceptor roles within a healthcare organization. A residency is designed to develop leadership and management skills while many programs also provide opportunities for teaching experiences. A residency would help me continue to grow as a pharmacist and is the reason why I chose to complete a residency.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
An important part of BayCare’s mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate care and it shows in everything the healthcare system does. Prior to applying for a residency, I was aware of the reputation of the BayCare health system. Patients promoted the healthcare system and employees would say that BayCare takes care of their employees. It was evident that BayCare’s culture was committed to meeting community needs and providing compassionate care.  It was also evident that BayCare’s culture was not just about being a well-functioning team, they were a family, and I wanted to be a part of that family.  I chose St. Anthony’s Hospital within BayCare because of the wide range of multidisciplinary areas of practice the program offered and the interview process that I experienced. Interviews are often intimidating, but at St. Anthony’s I felt comfortable and supported during the entire interview.  I discovered that many of the preceptors were past residents at the hospital. This showed me that they wanted to stay and be a part of something special and that BayCare’s culture was irreplaceable.

David Fiumara
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at St. Anthony’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I wanted to further develop my clinical knowledge while gaining valuable patient care experience in a multitude of settings. During my clinical rotations I discovered that I had a desire to expand my clinical knowledge and that I deeply enjoyed and thrived in the hospital pharmacy environment. Completing a PGY1-residency will help me achieve my goal of crafting my clinical skills while becoming a clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Anthony’s Hospital because of the various rotational settings that were offered, the research and teaching opportunities, and the challenging environment. During the interview process I was impressed by the proactive practice to provide best patient care, the opportunities for multidisciplinary interactions, and the overall culture of the pharmacy department. Based on the interactions I had with the pharmacists that day, I knew St. Anthony’s would be a perfect fit for me.

Graciela Meshkalla
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at St. Anthony’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?

I chose to complete a pharmacy residency to expand my clinical knowledge and enhance my problem-solving skills in order to become a better pharmacist. Through pharmacy school and clinical rotations, I wanted to pursue a residency to continue to challenge myself and get experience in various clinical settings. Completing a PGY-1 residency provides the foundation of how to better take care of patients in a hospital setting while also giving many opportunities to learn and grow as a pharmacy specialist.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?

There are many reasons why I chose St. Anthony’s Hospital for my PGY-1 residency. First and foremost, I really appreciated the variety of clinical rotations available in all of my areas of interest. After completing my interview, I was thoroughly impressed with how close the staff was with each other and how everyone here made the interview so comfortable. After being at St. Anthony’s for a few months, I am fully convinced that I am exactly where I belong.


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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