Community Pharmacy Residency Program

community pharmacy residency program

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Florida will prepare a pharmacy resident to become a leader as an innovative clinical practitioner. Our program will assist the pharmacy resident to develop leadership abilities, strengthen confidence and skills and offer an experience to advance patient care services within a community pharmacy practice.

Our residency program contributes to helping people across our community live healthier and happier lives by instilling the core values of care, dedication, innovation, trust and partnership between patients, student pharmacists, pharmacy residents and the residency program directors. After successful completion of the program, the residency graduate will be prepared to step into a pharmacy management or a clinical pharmacist position.

Direct patient care

The UF College of Pharmacy has several practice sites where the pharmacy resident could spend time with other health care professionals.

  • An independent community pharmacy
  • Center for Quality Medication Management
  • UF Health Shands Anticoagulation Clinic 
  • UF Health General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Clinic

The resident’s involvement at clinical practice sites includes working directly with patients providing clinical care services while interacting with other health care professionals including nurses, physicians, social workers and others depending on the site. The pharmacy resident will work alongside the pharmacist at each location to deliver patient care services.

Start Your Application

Applicants are encouraged to submit the application materials listed below by January 10, 2020.

The applicant will use PhORCAS to apply to the program, participate in the match and will require the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent (in two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in community pharmacy, your career goals and which site you would prefer )
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Apply to Residency

Student mentorship

The resident will teach in the Professional Practice Skills Lab series, which spans across all three years of the didactic curriculum. The resident will have mentored opportunities to present lectures, prepare examination questions and assess students on knowledge and skills. Additional opportunities include a monthly journal club with other residents, lunch and learns, grand rounds, topic discussions and many others.

What is a PGY1 residency?

A postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based pharmacy residency training program is an organized program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. The first-year residency program enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.

Residents in a PGY1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes and advance the growth of their clinical judgment.

Academic Teaching Certificate Program

The Community Pharmacy Resident will also take part in the Academic Teaching Certificate Program.

  • Audience: This program is designed for pharmacy residents, fellows and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in academia.
  • Goal: To prepare participants with experiences helpful for securing entry-level faculty positions in academia. In addition to discussion of academic topics and active mentoring, participants will receive formal training in delivering pharmacy education in both the formal classroom setting as well as in the clinical practice environment. This will occur through course facilitation in the classroom, precepting pharmacy students in their advanced pharmacy practice experiences, and providing a formal course lecture.

Requirements 

1. View lectures and complete assignments on course website, including these modules:

  • Orientation to distance education and certificate program
  • Presentations and activities to introduce the concept of facilitation and the development of good facilitation skills
  • Discussion about precepting pharmacy students and related issues (teaching clinical problem solving, evaluating students, motivating students, literature evaluation and developing a rotation)
  • Discussion on careers in academia
  • Direction and discussion on creating a personal teaching philosophy and ePortfolio
  • Discussion on creating a course

2. Serve as facilitator for a pharmacy course for approximately 20 hours total in the fall and/or spring semester

  • This may include skills lab, IPPE, ICS, or other courses. Assignments will be assigned by the local campus faculty in charge of each resident group.

3. Assist with precepting clerkship (APPE) students at your residency site (minimum 8 weeks)

  • Resources will be utilized to assist residents in the development of precepting skills.
  • The resident will write a reflection paper on their precepting experience

4. Prepare and provide a one hour pharmacy lecture. An assigned College of Pharmacy faculty member or other designee will serve as the mentor and will approve content and presentation delivery

5. Prepare a personal teaching philosophy

6. Submit an ePortfolio

7. Meet at least quarterly with assigned College of Pharmacy faculty mentor or designee

Other Information

  • An evaluation will be completed by the faculty mentor and students for the courses the resident facilitates. In addition, the faculty mentor will complete PharmAcademic evaluations quarterly upon request.
  • Participants must be able to meet the above requirements. This includes precepting students in their residency program and traveling to campus to facilitate.
  • Opportunities to complete an elective residency rotation in academic pharmacy are available for interested participants. If selected, all program requirements can be met during that elective month.
  • Those who successfully complete the program by meeting all of the above requirements will receive a certificate from The University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Additional Information

If you have questions about the residency, contact program director Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D.