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.

Program Summary:
The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services. These responsibilities include:

  • provision 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 Florida Residency Conference and a poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Administration
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Teaching

Elective rotations may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine-Preceptorship
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Transitions of Care

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 (minimum 3.3 GPA required)
    • 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 (on-site or virtual)

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.

Deadlines:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Jenifer Wheeler, PharmD
Residency Program Director
St. Joseph’s Hospital North
4211 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558

 

Questions?
813-443-7404
jenifer.wheeler@baycare.org

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Matthew Denis-Calderon
PGY1 – St. Joseph’s Hospital North

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency in order to build upon the foundational knowledge that I gained during my time in pharmacy school. This will allow me to become a stronger pharmacist, capable of providing excellent care to patients found within the inpatient setting. Not only will it help build my clinical competency but will also provide me with the proper skills to work as part of an inter-professional team. This type of experience will allow me to pursue my goals as a future acute care pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital North at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s North after experiencing an exceptional and rewarding ICU rotation during my time as pharmacy student there. The pharmacy staff was very welcoming, and they were invested in my learning throughout my rotation. St. Joseph’s Hospital North’s program lined up with my interest in the field of pharmacy and provided an appropriate environment to develop my growth.

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