Ambulatory Care Residency

Pharmacy ResidencyThis 12-month ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 program in ambulatory care provides an in-depth experience in family medicine and academia. Residents will gain experience in providing disease management for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, smoking cessation and wellness visits at UF Health Family Medicine Clinic at Old Town. The residency provides a unique teaching certificate program which offers experiences both in small group instruction and didactic lectures in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy curriculum. Additional rotation opportunities include medication therapy management, internal medicine, patient safety, pharmacogenomics, Equal Access Clinic, Transitions of Care and additional rotations in Family Medicine settings. The resident is expected to complete an IRB-approved research project of publishable quality and present results at local, regional or state pharmacy meetings.

Primary Practice Sites

Required Rotation Opportunities

  • Family Medicine 1 and 2 (UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town)
  • Family Medicine 3 (Archer Family Health Care)
  • Transitions of Care (UF Health Shands Hospital)
  • Longitudinal Administration and Patient Safety
  • Longitudinal Research Project
  • Longitudinal Teaching Certificate Program
  • Longitudinal Equal Access Clinic
  • Longitudinal Personal and Professional Development
  • Presentation within the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Seminar Series
  • Presentation at the Florida Residency Conference

Elective Rotation Opportunities

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Other elective rotations may be arranged depending on faculty availability and the interest of the resident

Application Process and Materials

Eligibility requirements for this PGY-2 residency program include the following:

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college of school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1) Residency or commensurate experience (must demonstrate proof of ASHP PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Exemption approval)
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – residents are strongly encouraged to take their licensure exam prior to the start of residency
  • United States citizenship
  • On-site interview

Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional sources as submitted through PhORCAS recommendation form
    • Recommendations should include a narrative letter in the space provided within the PhORCAS form in addition to completion of the recommendation form criteria

Current Resident

Dr. Kevin CowartKevin Cowart, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

  • Pharm.D. – University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • M.P.H. – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.S. Biomedical Sciences – University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Research Interests

  • Cardiology
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Practice Models

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C.

Professional Affiliations and Membership

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Resident Advancement Advisory Group Member

Past Residents

Michelle Knight, Pharm.D. 2014 – 2015 Pharm.D.: Wilkes University
PGY-1: Florida Hospital – Celebration Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Charleston College of Pharmacy
Charleston, WV
Cynthia Moreau, Pharm.D. 2015 – 2016 Pharm.D.: University of Florida
PGY-1: Florida Hospital – Celebration Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Davie, FL

Program Director Contact Information

Karen Sando, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE
Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director – PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 100486
Gainesville, FL 32610
Office Phone: 352-273-6224
Fax: 352-273-6242

ASHP Accredited