St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month program that provides highly specialized training for residents in all aspects of emergency medicine. 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 emergency medicine pharmacy residency is based at the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus, with opportunities to gain experience throughout the system. The 100 bed Emergency Center is the busiest in Tampa Bay, with an outstanding team of board-certified emergency medicine physicians, nurses and paramedics that provide care to more than 150,000 adults and children every year. St. Joseph’s Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, a state-approved Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, and a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The St. Joseph’s Hospital PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month program that provides highly specialized training for residents in emergency medicine, with a goal to develop a pharmacist with the skills and abilities to successfully practice as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist.

Program Summary:
The PGY2 Emergency Medicine program is designed to build on general PGY1 experiences and promote the development of clinical specialists in emergency medicine.

Residents will gain experience through participation in several resuscitation methods of emergency department patients during:

  • Cardiac/respiratory arrests
  • Trauma activations
  • Stroke alerts
  • Cardiac alerts
  • Rapid sequence intubations
  • Procedural sedations

Additionally, residents will conduct prospective medication order review, answer drug information questions, and participate in multiple administrative committees affecting emergency medicine. They will have opportunities to assist in precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents and complete a research project. By the end of the program, the resident will have been immersed within the emergency medicine team and trained to handle the wide variety of disease states seen, as well as prioritize patient care in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

The PGY2 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine – Introduction (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine – Advanced (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine – Independent (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine – Teaching (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety (3 weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Pre-Hospital Care (1 week)

Longitudinal experiences (year-long):

  • Emergency Response
  • Management
  • Practice Experience
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Toxicology

Elective rotations may include:

  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Trauma/Neurologic Critical Care
  • Virtual ICU

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.

Deadlines:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 2, 2025

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Program Leader

Bailey Constantine, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCEMP
Bailey graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Orlando Reginal Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. She moved to Tampa in 2018 and began working in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She is an integral part of the emergency medicine team and is involved in precepting students and residents, research, and direct patient care.

Program Coordinator

John Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, BCEMP

John graduated from the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy in 2015. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He joined the Emergency Department team in 2016. John is highly involved in the residency recruitment process as well as precepting students and residents.

Program Coordinator

Amanda Lewis, PharmD, BCPS, BCEMP

Amanda graduated from the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy in 2018. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Amanda joined the Emergency Department in 2020. She is greatly involved in preceptor development, precepting, and resident research.

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PGY2 (ED) - St. Joseph's Hospital

Amanda Lewis - Class of 2020

Marissa Aloyo - Class of 2021

Lauren Ingram - Class of 2022

Joseph Fernandini - Class of 2023

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