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

Anai Williams
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital South

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I pursued a PGY-1 Residency to become a multifaceted clinical pharmacist capable of providing the best care for my patients. During my residency, I will expand my clinical knowledge, grow professionally, and develop interprofessional relationships with my fellow team members. I look forward to the positive, long-lasting experiences I will gain over the next year and the impact they will have in reaching my career goals.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital – South at BayCare?
I knew St. Joseph’s Hospital-South and BayCare would be a place where I can flourish after speaking with preceptors and past residents. There is a welcoming culture of professional growth and development that is tailored to individual success which sets this program apart from the rest. With robust clinical rotations, this program will equip me with the knowledge and skill sets to be the best clinician I can be. I am honored to call St. Joseph’s Hospital- South my new home.

Seem Abdulsamad
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital South

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency to help build on my clinical knowledge and gain more experience in the inpatient pharmacy setting. Doing so will help me attain my goal of becoming a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. I appreciate being able to work with other healthcare professionals in several disciplines, to help provide high quality patient care, and I enjoy participating in precepting/teaching and research opportunities.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital – South at BayCare?
After attending a residency showcase and speaking with the RPD, I was immediately drawn to St. Joseph’s South residency program as it offers a wide array of clinical rotations that I am interested in such as Infectious Disease, and Women’s Health/Pediatrics. After interviewing with many of the preceptors and residents, I knew this residency program would offer the experiences I need to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. The preceptors made it a priority to create an encouraging environment for their residents in order to help them develop professionally and transition smoothly into their roles.

Jenna Thiel - Class of 2021

Emily Peabody - Class of 2022

Daniel Acosta - Class of 2023

Jimmy Asseessi - Class of 2023

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