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.

Program Dates

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).

Training Site

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.

Applicant Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency
  • Board-certification (e.g., BCPS or BCACP)

Application Process

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.


John G. Gums, PharmD, FCCP
Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine
Associate Dean of Clinical and Administrative Affairs, College of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Tel: 352-273-8318
Email: jgums@ufl.edu

Steven M. Smith, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Colleges of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Tel: 352-273-5134
Fax: 352-273-6242
Email: ssmith@cop.ufl.edu

Current & Past Fellows

Years Name Current Position
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

Fellow Publications

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.