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)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety (3 weeks)
  • Pre-Hospital Care (1 week)

Longitudinal experiences (year-long):

  • Research
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Response
  • Management
  • Precepting & Presentations
  • Toxicology

Elective rotations may include:

  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Trauma/Neurologic Intensive Care

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 10

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Program Leader

Amanda Harmon, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Amanda graduated from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2011 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. She moved to Tampa in 2014 and began working in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital full-time. She is an integral part of the emergency department and is involved in direct patient care, multiple administrative committees, precepting of students and residents, and research.

 

Questions?
813-216-5167
Amanda.Harmon@baycare.org

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Program Coordinator

John Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

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 during 2016 and has been highly involved with learner precepting and research.

Joseph Fernandini
PGY2 (ED) – St. Joseph’s Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency because I wanted to continue my pharmacy education in a setting where I could expand and actively apply the clinical knowledge obtained from didactic and experiential learning. As a PGY-1 resident, I was exposed to multiple facets of pharmacy practice including the fast-paced and dynamic environment of emergency medicine. I immediately fell in love with the pharmacist’s role in the interdisciplinary teamwork to provide evidence-based patient care. I decided to pursue a PGY-2 residency in emergency medicine because I believe it will allow me to better serve as a patient advocate and resource for drug information to the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital primarily because of the positive interactions I’ve had with previous residents and preceptors. I wanted to be in a program where inclusivity and resident support is focused as I continue to grow and develop professionally. Along with the strong community presence and reputation, St. Joseph’s Hospital Pharmacy department embodies a family-oriented environment where mutual respect and compassion are instilled not only to their patients, but proudly into their residents.

Amanda Lewis - Class of 2020

Marissa Aloyo - Class of 2021

Lauren Ingram - Class of 2022

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