Ambulatory Care Residency

Pharmacy ResidencyThis 12-month ASHP-Accredited PGY-2 program in ambulatory care provides an in-depth experience in internal medicine, family medicine and academia. Residents will gain experience in providing disease management for anticoagulation (warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants, or DOACs) at UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill. Longitudinal experiences and opportunities to manage chronic disease states such as smoking cessation, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and wellness visits are available at UF Health Family Medicine Clinic at Old Town and Transitions of Care at UF Health Shands/UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill. An additional focus of the program is pharmacy billing, physician-pharmacist collaboration and innovative practice models in order to prepare the resident to justify, develop and implement pharmacy services that are revenue generating and self-sustaining. 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, patient safety, pharmacogenomics and others based on resident interest and preceptor availability. 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 Rotations

  • Internal Medicine 1 and 2 (UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill)
  • Family Medicine 1 (UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town or UF Health Family Medicine at Main Street)
  • Transitions of Care (UF Health Internal Medicine at Tower Hill)
  • Longitudinal: Administration and Patient Safety
  • Longitudinal: Research Project
  • Longitudinal: Teaching Certificate Program
  • Pharmacy Billing and State Regulations
  • Longitudinal: Innovative Practice Models
  • Longitudinal: Personal and Professional Development
  • Presentation within the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Seminar Series
  • Presentation at the Florida Residency Conference

Elective Rotations

  • 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

Amy Talana PictureAmy Talana, Pharm.D., Education

  • Pharm.D. – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.S. Food Science – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Research Interests

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pain management
  • Hematology

Professional Experience

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Pharmacy Administrative Intern, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Baltimore, MD
  • Pharmacy Administrative Intern, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Professional Affiliations and Membership

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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
 Kevin Cowart, Pharm.D., M.P.H. 2016 – 2017 Pharm.D.: University of South Florida
M.P.H.: University of Florida
PGY-1: Duke Regional Hospital / Duke Health
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Davie, FL

Program Director Contact Information

Eric Dietrich, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPC-A
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