The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UF Health Shands Hospital is an ASHP-accredited program emphasizing clinical pharmacy practice and its relationship to the total health system. The residency provides a framework for the practitioner to develop the skills necessary for providing pharmaceutical care in a variety of different health care settings. There are nine pharmacy resident positions available to eligible candidates at UF Health Shands Hospital. These are divided among the PGY-1 pharmacy residency and PGY-2 specialty residencies that include critical care, infectious disease, hematology/oncology, and pediatrics. This residency offers five required rotations and provides ample time for elective rotations in a variety of settings.
Advanced Hospital Practice, Adult Critical Care, and Pediatrics
Pharmacy Administration, Drug Policy and Medication Safety/Quality
Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Surgical ICU, Burn ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Trauma ICU, Emergency Medicine
Academia, Ambulatory Care Clinics (Internal Medicine), Infectious Disease, Investigational Drug Service, Pharmacogenomics, and Solid Organ Transplant
While a resident at UF Health Shands Hospital, each resident will:
Staff every third weekend
Conduct a Medication Use Evaluation
Complete and present a P&T monograph
Complete and publish an article for the Drugs and Therapy Bulletin
Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the Director of Pharmacy and other preceptors
Assist in precepting undergraduate Pharm.D. students
Present a project at the Florida Residency Conference
Make two formal, ACPE-accredited presentations on a therapeutic controversy to the department
Participate in Code Blue response service
Complete a research project. Projects must receive prior approval and must be in publishable form upon completion of the residency.
Academic: The applicant must have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school or college
Professional License: All residents must be eligible for Florida licensure. Selected and matched residents must be licensed by August 1st.
Interview: An on-site interview is required. On-site interviews are conducted during the month of February.
Non-Resident Alien Applicants: To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period. We do not sponsor international visas.
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About UF Health Shands Hospital
UF Health-Shands Hospital is the primary teaching site for health care programs at the University of Florida. The mission of UF Health-Shands Hospital is to provide excellent patient care, to collaborate in improving community health, and to create an environment that supports education and research in the health sciences. The department of pharmacy services helps to support this mission by providing pharmaceutical care through decentralized pharmacy teams in many of the specialty areas throughout the hospital including adult & pediatric critical care, adult & pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, emergency medicine, and antimicrobial stewardship.