The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at West Kendall Baptist Hospital (WKBH) is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). It is designed to provide a broad foundation for contemporary pharmacy practice in the community hospital setting. The program is designed to enhance the resident's competencies in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy. The resident is integrated into the provision of comprehensive pharmacy services at WKBH which were established in accordance with the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI). Practicing Clinical Staff Pharmacists, Clinical Specialists as well as the Clinical Coordinator, the Operations Manager and the Director of Pharmacy serve as mentors and preceptors. The program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision.
Candidates for this residency must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy and be authorized to work in the United States. The resident must acquire a valid pharmacist license to practice in Florida by August 1st of the residency year. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
Be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred)
Prospective residents are required to submit the following:
Official Transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
Personal statement of intent
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.
Residency candidates must participate in the Residency Matching Program.
Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. A 15-minute PowerPoint presentation will be required.
About West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Ba?ptist Hospital opened to the public in April 2011 as Miami-Dade County’s first brand-new hospital in more than 35 years. It is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region
West Kendall Baptist Hospital provides inpatient care for adult medical and surgical services, including a separate critical care unit. The Emergency Department, serving both adults and children, can accommodate more than 70,000 visits annually. Surgical services are provided in four operating rooms, with room for future expansion. Endoscopy suites and diagnostic and imaging facilities are also available. The “Beautiful Beginnings” program for expectant mothers includes all-private labor and delivery suites and dedicated C-section operating rooms within the labor and delivery unit.