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 program in ASHP candidate status 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
    • 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.

Deadlines:
Deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 residency class:  January 10, 2021

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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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Krystyl de Villa
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital North

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I realized that the additional training beyond obtaining a PharmD degree will exponentially accelerate my growth as a clinical pharmacist. Investing in a PGY-1 residency training will afford me the opportunity to gain experience in different facets of clinical pharmacy as I build upon the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired through pharmacy school. I also believe that the practical, real-world experiences I’ll encounter during this challenging yet rewarding year will help me develop into a well-rounded, confident, and competent clinical pharmacist which is essential to delivering optimal patient-centered care.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital North at BayCare?
Having worked for BayCare as a pharmacy intern, I’ve seen firsthand how team members embody BayCare’s values and uphold its mission to set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Thus, I am extremely proud to be a part of the BayCare team and I knew without a doubt that I wanted to continue my service for this organization as I grow professionally. As a smaller hospital within a growing healthcare system, I truly believe that St. Joseph’s Hospital-North provides an excellent learning experience where I will have the opportunity to be exposed to different specialties and would really allow me to hone in on becoming an independent, well-rounded clinical pharmacist. I also felt that this program is a great fit for me as I value the community and family aspect of a team. I appreciate how invested the preceptors are to help me achieve my goals and the support I have received thus far is more than I could have expected. I am happy to become a part of St. Joseph’s Hospital-North family!

Jessica Acosta - Class of 2020

Amy Stricsek - Class of 2019

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