St. Joseph’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, community hospital comprised of St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for pharmaceutical care services for approximately 900 acute care beds with an average daily census in excess of 80%.

Clinical pharmacists are actively involved in medication order review, therapeutic monitoring, patient care planning and management, student and resident preceptorship, and interactive relationships with the health care team. Pharmacy technicians provide an integral component of the drug distribution system through the use of an automated, point-of-use dispensing system. The Department of Pharmacy is actively involved in leading several quality improvement programs including the Medication Use Safety Teams, Adverse Drug Reaction reporting, Medication Use Evaluations, Automatic Therapeutic Interchange, and other medication use activities.

St. Joseph’s Hospital 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 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. These responsibilities include:

  • the provision of pharmaceutical care
  • inpatient and outpatient education
  • collaboration and education of pharmacy students
  • committee membership
  • medication safety initiatives
  • operational activities

After completing six core subject rotations essential to the pharmacy practitioner, participants in the residency program also select elective rotations that fit specific areas of interest. The residency program is committed to providing a customized experience, thereby allowing flexibility in the design and length of rotation experiences.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Departmental Practice

Elective rotations may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Women’s Health

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 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

Joanna Caranante, PharmD. BCPS

Joanna received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Joanna is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.


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Program Coordinator

Amelia Casalenuovo, PharmD, BCCCP

Amelia received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tampa General Hospital and PGY2 in Critical Care at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is a valued member of the SJH Critical Care team and serves as a preceptor for both students and residents.

Trent Abel
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After finishing pharmacy school, I felt that I had a good understanding of foundational concepts and clinical requirements of an inpatient pharmacist. However, I knew that I lacked the experiences that can only be attained from hands-on work. I wanted to learn how to practice at the top of my professional license from those who already have experiences in the field. Residencies provide an environment of continual educational and professional development by fusing your clinical knowledge with the demands of a complex practice setting. A driving factor for my decision to apply for residency is that the fundamental purpose of a residency is based around continual feedback from qualified preceptors and colleagues who all share in the sole purpose of promoting your skills and advancing your abilities.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
What drew me to St. Joseph’s was the opportunity to pursue my passion in pediatrics. Joe’s is one of the few facilities with an attached Pediatrics hospital AND an attached Women’s hospital on site. Another big factor that made St. Joseph’s feel like the right choice for me was how the previous residents described the learning experience as flexible and tailored to your interests. The moment that made it impossible for me to want to go anywhere else occurred during my residency interview. Even though the interview took place via an online platform, the energy, passion, and comradery from the residency team was evident. The welcome they gave me cut through my nervousness and truly made me feel at home and the obvious respect and compassion they shared for one another demonstrated the environment that I could see myself growing in.

Katlyn Etheridge
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
During pharmacy school there were many different areas of pharmacy that as a student you were exposed to. I was always interested in the hospital setting and being able to work in an inpatient setting. With this being my area of interest I knew I wanted to complete a PGY-1 residency to be able to allow myself to learn and grow into a well-rounded pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s hospital because during my APPE rotations I had the pleasure of working with many pharmacists here and knew this was the environment that I wanted to be in. The amount of specialty areas as a resident that you have the opportunity to be exposed to is something that I also found very important. Being someone that is very interested in pediatrics I knew St Joseph’s would allow me to be exposed to variety of pediatric settings to allow myself to develop into the pediatric clinical pharmacist I aspire to be.

Andrea Mapugay
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency because I wanted to utilize what I learned from my didactic and experiential learning, while also expanding my pharmaceutical knowledge and practice skills. My goal is to attain the confidence, critical thinking skills, and expertise needed to provide the best patient care. Choosing to complete a residency is the first step towards achieving those goals.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital because of all the positive learning experiences I had as an intern here for the last three years. I had the opportunity to work closely with many of the preceptors and wanted to continue learning from them. The team at St. Joseph’s Hospital embodies mutual respect, support, and patience. BayCare values their pharmacists and is committed to providing every opportunity to help achieve your goals.

Chelsea Phillips
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency after practicing for a year in the an outpatient setting. I believed a residency would allow for a stronger transition  back into an inpatient setting as a clinical pharmacist. A residency would allow me to expand on my clinical experiences and knowledge so that I may work at the top of my degree as a clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s hospital at BayCare offers a large diversity of rotations and experiences that provides opportunities to practice in fields you wouldn’t normally see in pharmacy school. The program is very flexible in providing an experience tailored to your interests with experienced preceptors and staff. Overall it is the environment of BayCare which caters to learning and growing as a professional, that really spoke to me as a program.

Natalie Toselli
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Throughout pharmacy school one of my main short-term goals was to complete a PGY-1 residency. In a constantly evolving profession such as pharmacy, I knew obtaining a residency was an essential first step in pursuing lifelong learning. A residency will give me the chance to enhance my clinical knowledge in various practice areas and help me determine which specialty I would like to pursue.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I knew St. Joseph’s Hospital had all I was looking for in a PGY-1 residency. Their program allows me to explore my two specialties of interest, Emergency Medicine and Oncology. Since becoming a preceptor is a long-term goal of mine, I’m excited to be given the opportunity to participate in a teaching certificate and work alongside pharmacy students. Lastly, their elective choices are unmatched. I can pursue my interests, gain exposure in areas I want to improve upon and explore different career paths within pharmacy

Marissa Aloyo - Class of 2020

Tim McCormack - Class of 2020

Nikesh Bhika - Class of 2020

Sarah Jacob - Class of 2020

Jordan Sachmann - Class of 2020

Airka Sanchez - Class of 2021

Casey Perticone - Class of 2021

Devika Suri - Class of 2021

Hayato DeLellis - Class of 2021

Mirna Yassa - Class of 2021

Amanda Lewis - Class of 2019

Amanda Reidler - Class of 2019

Ashlee Colvin - Class of 2006

Athar Naif - Class of 2016

Brian Gawronski - Class of 2016

Brittany Westwood - Class of 2014

Catherine Tecca - Class of 2007

Christina Lee - Class of 2013

Chungeun (Joanne) Lee - Class of 2013

Danielle Talleri - Class of 2010

David Wolfrath - Class of 2008

Dawn Ritzenthaler - Class of 2009

Donn Davis - Class of 2004

Elizabeth Espinel - Class of 2011

Erika Ernst - Class of 2003

Erika Rugay - Class of 2014

Heather Strouse - Class of 2018

Hong Luu - Class of 2015

Ijeoma Muforo - Class of 2005

Jared Mannen - Class of 2014

Jasmine Jang - Class of 2008

Jennifer Garde - Class of 2005

Jennifer Kwan-Clement - Class of 2010

Jennifer Lee - Class of 2018

Jennifer Mejia - Class of 2012

Jennifer Vazquez Perez - Class of 2019

Joanna Caranante - Class of 2002

John Phillips - Class of 2016

Julie Harrison - Class of 2011

Julie Nguyen - Class of 2011

Kanika Dunn - Class of 2018

Karimah Bell - Class of 2007

Karin Thatcher - Class of 2015

Katie Sommerer - Class of 2017

Kayla Suskauer - Class of 2018

Kelsey Hyman - Class of 2017

Kyle Jones - Class of 2017

Lauren Briggs - Class of 2017

Lourdes Reyes - Class of 2006

Luisa Alvarado - Class of 2016

Maida Muratagic - Class of 2016

Marisa Boos - Class of 2010

Martha Knoblich - Class of 2013

Mary Soliman - Class of 2012

Meredith Mahaffee - Class of 2015

Michelle Nowak - Class of 2008

Natoya Muirhead - Class of 2006

Pallavi Kothapalli - Class of 2009

Quynh Nguyen - Class of 2017

Rebekah Seale - Class of 2013

Ryan Rodriguez - Class of 2011

Sarah Hoch - Class of 2008

Shane Jackson - Class of 2002

Staci Glumova - Class of 2014

Stefani White - Class of 2010

Stephanie Altepeter - Class of 2014

Stephanie Houser - Class of 2015

Tam Dang - Class of 2012

Tara Nygaard - Class of 2013

Veronica Sherman - Class of 2012

Vicky Kang-Fisher - Class of 2019

Zakary Doran - Class of 2019

Zuzana Blackwood - Class of 2018

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