As part of the BayCare Health System in the Tampa Bay area, St. Joseph’s Hospital North is a full-service community hospital located in Lutz, Florida. The PGY1 residency program is designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education in order to develop residents into clinical pharmacists that provide safe and effective patient care to a diverse range of patients. Residents will ultimately be prepared to pursue board certification and will be eligible for future PGY2 residency training.
St. Joseph’s Hospital – North PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month, ASHP-accredited program designed to provide residents with experience in a broad range of clinical areas. The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services.
The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services. These responsibilities include:
- 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 various projects throughout the year including, but not limited to, a research project to be presented at the Southeastern Residency Conference and a poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Practice Management
Elective rotations may include:
- Transitions of Care/Population Health
- 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
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 2019-2020 residency class: January 10, 2019
Jenifer Wheeler, PharmD
Residency Program Director
St. Joseph’s Hospital North
4211 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
- Berenis Marrero, PharmD, BCPS
- Luisa Alvarado, PharmD, BCPS
- Brismayda Valdes, PharmD, BCPS
- Mitch Purse, PharmD, BCPS
- Nghi Le, PharmD
- Jennifer Clement, PharmD, BCPS
We strive to provide excellence in pharmacy training at all of our sites and offer a wide variety of training opportunities that prepare our graduates to excel at the next level of their career.