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.



Emily Peabody
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital South

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
During my pharmacy school career I had the opportunity to work as an intern alongside many clinical pharmacist preceptors. Performing clinical interventions and being an active participant in our patients’ care really pushed me to pursue hospital pharmacy. I knew that a residency would provide personal and professional development while allowing myself the experience required to become a competent and confident clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I was drawn to St. Joseph’s Hospital – South following a clinical rotation during my second year of pharmacy school. All of the clinical pharmacists were so knowledgeable and the environment among staff members truly resembled that of a family.  I was familiar with the company culture of BayCare, thanks to my time as an intern at Morton Plant Hospital, and knew that a BayCare facility would be the best place to call home.

Jenna Thiel - Class of 2021

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