The PGY-1 experience at West Florida Healthcare (WFH) offers several core clinical experiences in adult internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine and pediatrics. Longitudinal experiences include bi-weekly patient-based infectious disease rounds, every other weekend staffing, pharmacy practice management, and a residency research project. Numerous elective experiences such as antimicrobial stewardship, cardiology, oncology, psychiatry, and rehabilitative medicine allow for residents to individualize their overall learning experiences.
Our residency program utilizes Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). In order to apply for the PGY-1 pharmacy residency at WFH, we do not require anything beyond the standard PhORCAS requirements. However, as part of the selection process, an on-site interview and presentation will be required. Finally, incoming residents must be eligible for licensure or already licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Florida.
About West Florida Healthcare
The residency program began in July 2011, receiving full accreditation from ASHP in April 2013. The PGY-1 pharmacy residency prepares its graduates to assume positions as patient care clinicians, to serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy with the optional teaching certificate program, to become a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, or to pursue a PGY-2 in a focused area of practice.
The resident will be an active member of the healthcare team with opportunities to influence medication use and safety practices. In addition, each resident will have opportunities to be involved with teaching pharmacy students, formulary management, policy development, and research project presentation at the annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Florida Residency Conference.
Our supportive, close-knit workplace means a friendly, caring, patient-centered environment with one-on-one daily interactions with preceptors and medical staff. Each resident has his/her own personal desk in a spacious office. Residents also receive a personal laptop with remote access to all of the necessary clinical tools a resident needs. The PGY-1 program at West Florida Hospital offers flexibility, while providing a strong foundation in all areas of pharmacy practice.