UF Family Medicine Pharmacy Fellowship
This individualized fellowship is a 2-year program for pharmacists desiring to develop advanced skills in clinical practice, independent research, and teaching in the area of Primary Care pharmacotherapy. Detailed information can be found below and in the brochure.
The fellowship is 2 years in length, beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The current fellowship cycle begins and ends on odd-numbered years (i.e., July 2017 to June 2019).
This fellowship program is housed at the UF Family Medicine at Main clinic in north central Gainesville, FL, approximately two miles from UF’s main campus. Approximately 23,500 patients/year are treated at this practice site, which is the fellow’s primary clinic, teaching, and research site. The Main Street clinic serves as a primary location at UF for education of pharmacy students (~18 APPE students/year), medical students (variable number per year) and Family Medicine physician residents (~10 each of PGY1, PGY2, and PGY3s). Additional clinical opportunities may be available in other affiliated clinics and in the Family Medicine inpatient service at UF Health. Additional research opportunities may be available through the local Ambulatory Care Research (ACR) network.
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited institution
- Florida Pharmacist license in good standing; or eligibility for such licensure (the fellow must be licensed prior to the start date of the program)
- PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency
- Board-certification (e.g., BCPS or BCACP)
Interested applicants should contact the fellowship directors prior to submission of application materials.
Required Application Materials:
- Letter of Intent (describing reasons for pursuing a fellowship, as well as clinical and research interests)
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Three Letters of Reference
No final application submission deadline exists, but an offer may be extended as soon as an ideal candidate has been found. Thus, application materials should be submitted as early as possible in the year prior to the start of a fellowship cycle; typically this means the Fall prior to the expected start date. An onsite interview will be required.
Steven M. Smith, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Colleges of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Current & Past Fellows
|2015 – 2017||Andrew Hwang, PharmD||UF Family Medicine Fellow|
|2013 – 2015||Nicholas Carris, PharmD||Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Pharmacy|
|2011 – 2013||Eric Dietrich, PharmD||Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Florida|
|2008 – 2011||Steven M. Smith, PharmD, MPH||Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Florida|
|2006 – 2008||Shawn Anderson, PharmD||Clinical Specialist, NF/SG Veterans Affairs Health System|
|2004 – 2006||Benjamin J. Epstein, PharmD||President, ECIR Medical Communications|
|2002 – 2004||John Tovar, PharmD||Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of the Incarnate Word|
|1999 – 2001||Chris Terpening, PharmD, PhD||Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Medicine, West Virginia University|
|1997 – 1999||Billie Nguyen, PharmD||Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, UFHealth Jacksonville|
|1996 – 1998||Jim Lewis, PharmD||EPIC Willow Pharmacist, UF Health Jacksonville|
|1996 – 1998||Jerry D. Smith, PharmD||Director of Pharmacy, Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Florida|
|1995 – 1997||Jacintha S. Cauffield, PharmD||Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic University|
|1991 – 1992||Anne C. Wells, PharmD||Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Care at the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus|
|1989 – 1991||Aixa M. Rey, PharmD||Pharmacy Manager, Baptist Health South Florida|
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is an expectation of all fellows. A list of peer-reviewed publications written by fellows during their time in the program can be found here. In addition, most fellows work on one or more book chapters during their tenure in the program.