The PGY1 residency program at St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a 12-month ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program. It is designed to develop advanced knowledge and skills for pharmacy clinicians to practice independently and to excel in clinical service, teaching, and research in the acute care setting. Required rotations include internal medicine, critical care, therapeutic drug policy, and pharmacy management. The resident may choose six electives among the following rotations: cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, infectious disease, oncology, parenteral nutrition, pharmacy informatics, quality management, transitional care, or may repeat any learning experience once. In addition, academia, toxicology, pediatrics, and psychiatry are potential elective rotations at other local facilities. Longitudinal components of the residency program include pharmacy management, pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and research. The resident presents formal lectures and in-services including a Pharmacy Grand Round and pharmacy technician continuing education program, attends weekly resident meetings, teaches cardiopulmonary rehabilitation classes to outpatients, completes a community service project quarterly, and participates in a teaching curriculum which includes precepting pharmacy students.
About Ascension Florida St. Vincent's HealthCare-Jacksonville
St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area since 1916. We are a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit healthcare system. Today, we are recognized for providing high-quality, compassionate care to everyone we serve. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a three-campus health system. St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside Pharmacy, the primary site for the residency program, is a 528-bed private not-for-profit community hospital in northeast Florida specializing in heart and vascular care, orthopedics, stroke, general surgery, women’s services, bariatric services, and adult internal medicine. The facility serves as a cardiac referral center for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. St. Vincent's Riverside pharmacy follows a decentralized model with automated dispensing in all patient care areas, and serves as a teaching site for seven colleges of pharmacy.