As part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph’s-South is a full-service, community hospital located in Riverview, 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 be eligible for future PGY2 residency training and board certification pursuits.

St. Joseph’s Hospital – South PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Our Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) residency program is designed to provide training and experience in a wide-variety of acute care settings. Over the course of 12 months, the resident will gain experience in areas such as adult medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, therapeutic policy, and pharmacy management.

Program Summary:

The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month, program designed to provide residents with experience in a range of clinical areas. The resident will function as an integral part of the department’s patient care services under the guidance of preceptors. These responsibilities include:

  • the provision of pharmaceutical care
  • collaboration and education of pharmacy students
  • committee involvement
  • medication safety initiatives
  • operational activities
  • longitudinal staffing
  • research project

In addition, 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:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Therapeutic Policy

Elective rotations may include:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition support
  • Transitions of Care
  • Women’s health and Pediatrics

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 Eligibility:

  • 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

Jennifer Moeller, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

Jennifer Moeller received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. She completed her Pharmacy Practice residency at Columbus Regional in Columbus, Georgia and subsequent board certification in pharmacotherapy. Jennifer is currently the pharmacy clinical coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital-South.



Program Coordinator

Shirley Rempe, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator

Shirley received her Doctor of Pharmacy from LECOM School of Pharmacy in 2017. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at BayCare’s South Florida Baptist Hospital. She currently practices as a clinical pharmacist in the medical-surgery units, and pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital-South. She is board-certified in pharmacotherapy and her interests include infectious diseases, pediatrics and precepting. Shirley is a primary preceptor for the Adult Medicine Learning Experience and supportive preceptor for our Women’s Heath/Pediatrics Learning Experience.

2022-2023 Residency Class

Daniel Acosta
PGY1 – St. Joseph’s Hospital South

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
As I was finishing up my pharmacy education I knew I wanted to be a clinical pharmacist. I also knew that the best way for me to prepare to serve the public in this role was to do post graduate education. Residency provides me the opportunity to focus my attention on specific areas of pharmacy to truly hone my skills as a clinical pharmacist and serve the community to the best of my ability.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital – South at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s Hospital – South has many of the qualities I am looking for in a PGY1 program by providing the environment of a smaller hospital with the resources of a large health system. The variety of electives available through the BayCare Health System also gives me the experience I need to explore the profession and take my first steps into my career. I also believe the environment found in St. Joseph’s Hospital – South is conducive to closer relationships with preceptors, coworkers, and prescribers leading to greater communication and trust as well as exposure to a variety of experiences ultimately giving me a wholistic understanding of the many aspects of patient care.

Jimmy Asseessi
PGY1 – St. Joseph’s Hospital South

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Prior to pharmacy school, my first job was in an institutional setting. From that experience, I knew that I wanted to continue to work in a clinical setting. My goal is to find my niche and become the best well-rounded clinician at the start my career. Completing PGY1 residency training will give me the foundational clinical practice and career opportunity to explore the various aspects of clinical pharmacy.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital – South at BayCare?
During pharmacy school, I worked as an intern within the BayCare system. I enjoyed the organization’s positive environment and identified with its core values of trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and excellence. I knew right away that I wanted to continue with BayCare because it will help me thrive as I begin my career. I chose to be part of St. Joseph’s Hospital – South because of its location in the rapidly developing city of Riverview and because it is a newer program that provides flexibility.

Jenna Thiel - Class of 2021

Emily Peabody - Class of 2022

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