Building on previous experience and education, this first-year residency program is designed to develop advanced skills in patient care, drug information, pharmacy administration and pharmacotherapy management. Residents present didactic lectures and drug therapy seminars, precept Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, and serve as mentors for our staff pharmacists. Requirements for application include a Pharm.D. degree, Florida licensure, curriculum vitae, official transcript, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendations (see Application Process).
As a first year resident, you will be required to complete the following rotations:
- Clinical Coordinator and QA
- Emergency Medicine
- Adult Critical Care
- Medical Utilization
- Nutrition Support
- Pharmacokinetics / Anticoagulation
Additional elective learning experiences are offered in the following areas:
- Advanced Adult Critical Care
- Advanced Emergency Medicine
- Hematology / Oncology
- Hospitalist / Internal Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Management / Pharmacy Administration
- General Pediatrics and Neonatology
- Advanced Pediatrics and Neonatology
Benefits and other requirements: The resident will receive medical and dental insurance, two weeks paid vacation and travel support for local, state and national meetings. Staffing includes every third weekend and one eight-hour shift per week.
Within this 12-month program, residents serve as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, specializing in the training and skills for working with critically ill patients. The resident will gain comprehensive experience managing critically ill patients. Emphasis is on the pharmacotherapy management of adult patients, however, pediatric and NICU experiences are also offered. Second-year residents enjoy many teaching opportunities including education to hospital staff, continuing education seminars, didactic lectures in the university setting, and precepting of pharmacy students.
In order to be considered for an onsite interview with presentation, you must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency. Additional requirements include Florida licensure, curriculum vitae, official transcript, letter of intent and three letters of recommendation (see Application Process).
As a second-year resident, you will be required to complete the following rotations:
- Advanced Adult Critical Care III
- Introduction to Critical Care I and II
- Medication Utilization
- Nutrition Support
Additional elective learning experiences include:
- Clinical Coordinator
- Neuro Critical Care
- Adult Emergency Medicine
- Hematology / Oncology
- Infectious Disease
- Management / Pharmacy Administration
- Neonatology (NICU)
- General Pediatrics (PICU)
- Trauma (off-site)
Benefits and requirements: The resident will receive medical and dental insurance, two weeks paid vacation and travel support for local, state and national meetings. The resident is required to work every fourth weekend and staff one eight-hour shift every two weeks except on months when on Critical Care I to III.
Baptist Cardiovascular Institute is a 91-bed acute care cardiology unit with up to 18 cardiology step down beds. It employs 300 medical and professional staff and performs an average of 150 percutaneous coronary interventions per month. Residents will be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care in this unit with an emphasis on acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and peripheral arterial occlusion. The resident will participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds and become an integral member of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation team. There will be opportunities to observe percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures and other cardiology interventions.
The role of the clinical coordinator is central to providing clinical services to the hospital system. The resident will have the opportunity to perform many of the functions of the clinical coordinator during this rotation. Coordinating the pharmacy and therapeutics meeting agenda/packet, attending many hospital-wide and system-wide committees, retrieving drug information, providing staff inservices, publishing pharmacy newsletter, updating staff competency tests, and participating in protocol and/or policy development and revisions are among the many tasks required of the resident. Residents will take an active part in drug use evaluations, performance improvement initiatives and staff development processes. They will further develop communication and problem solving skills through facilitating interactions with department heads and key individual within the Baptist Health System.
INTERNAL MEDICINE- CRITICAL CARE
The resident will have the opportunity to provide care to patients in a 32-bed critical care unit with neurology and cardiac care subspecialties. The patient population consists of critically ill medical and surgical patients from South Florida, the Caribbean, and South America. The resident will participate with inter-disciplinary rounding team consisting of nursing, pharmacy, physicians, pastoral care, nutrition support, and social work. Furthermore, the resident will aid the preceptor in educational efforts with Nova Southeastern University Pharm.D. Candidates as well as with the Baptist Hospital staff. The resident will be the primary source of drug information and provider of pharmaceutical care for the patients and staff in the critical care unit. The resident may participate in administrative projects and other activities at the preceptor's discretion.
INTERNAL MEDICINE- EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Emergency department pharmacists are an integral part of the emergency team and this area of clinical expertise is currently the fastest growing in the hospital setting. With the ED pharmacist, interventions can be made early in the patient's care upon admission to the hospital. Drug information can also be more readily provided to the emergency physicians and staff. The resident will be involved in many aspects of patient care in the 80-bed adult emergency department whether it is through patient education, medication histories, drug information retrieval, dosing and medication interventions, and code blue participation. The resident will aid the preceptor in assessing the needs of the emergency department and implementing strategies to assist in the department's changing environment.
This learning experience is designed to train residents on general Pediatric and Neonatal disease states as well as their pharmacologic management. Baptist Children's Hospital has 48 Pediatric, 36 NICU, 8 PICU, and 24 Pediatric emergency department beds. Residents will be under the guidance of a pediatric clinical specialist and will be given the opportunity to broaden their pediatric knowledge base by rotating through the pediatric subspecialty areas in medical multidisciplinary rounds. The rotation has been structured to provide a comprehensive learning experience on maturational and age-related changes in drug disposition (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion) that occur from neonatology to adolescence. Residents will be coached on maintenance and evaluation of patients' profiles with regards to choice of pharmacologic therapies for disease state, therapeutic end-points and duration of therapies, laboratory/microbiology parameters, pharmacologic adverse effects, and drug-drug interactions. Through completion of this rotation, residents shall develop a basic understanding of pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug monitoring, and nutritional support principles in pediatric/neonatal patient population.
This learning experience offers residents an opportunity to observe a hematology/oncology specialist physician and practice skills required of a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting with a focus on management of hematology/oncology disorders in both critical and non-critical patient population. The resident will be involved in the management of inpatients in the hematology/oncology specialty unit. They will be trained to review and monitor chemotherapy and supportive care for the selected patients.
Successful implementation of progressive pharmacy services requires a management approach that will define and implement services, achieve desired results and patient care outcomes, and at the same time keep all personnel moving in the same direction to achieve those services. The resident will have the opportunity to participate in the overall responsibility of leading and managing a pharmacy department. Some of the goals will be accomplished during the management rotation while others will be taught and accomplished throughout the residency year.
The Neuroscience center provides services to patients with a variety of neurological and neurosurgical diagnoses including but not limited to ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, aneurysms, seizures, spinal stenosis, and various pain syndromes. The state of the art 48-bed unit includes a 12-bed Neuro Progressive Care unit. The resident will have opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary Neuro Progressive Care patient rounds and interact with members of the healthcare team to optimize patient-specific pharmacotherapy and drug monitoring. The resident will provide patient, nursing and pharmacy staff education, and participate in medical emergencies including code rescue and code blue on the neuroscience floor. Opportunities exist to observe the B.E.S.T. team response to stroke emergencies, t-PA evaluation and treatment plans.
The purpose of this rotation is to provide the resident with an opportunity to care for patients requiring nutrition support. The resident will be responsible for providing pharmaceutical care to patients with various nutrition requirements. Emphasis will be placed on management of TPN, enteral nutrition, and other supportive care issues. The resident will be required to attend interdisciplinary rounds and participate in the education of NSU students as well as the staff at Baptist Hospital.
This learning experience offers residents the opportunities to observe and practice skills required of a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting with a focus on anticoagulation and pharmacokinetic monitoring. The resident will play an active role in the Pharmacokinetics and Anticoagulation Services provided by the Pharmacy department at Baptist Hospital. They will be trained to monitor drugs with a narrow therapeutic range and make recommendations to adjust prescribed dosages based on patient population parameters as well as serum concentrations. In addition, the residents will have the opportunity to monitor patients on anticoagulation therapy as mandated by the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal.
Candidates for this residency must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy and Florida licensure (or eligible). Prospective residents are required to submit the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official Transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from professional references, in addition to the standard form required by PhORCAS™
- Letter of Intent
Residency candidates must participate in the Residency Matching Program.
Please submit all materials by January 11th to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).
For questions regarding PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact Radhan Gopalani at:
For questions regarding PGY-II Critical Care Residency Program, please contact Heidi Clark at: