The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at South Miami Hospital is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program is designed to develop advanced skills in the areas of internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, and infectious diseases. The residency builds on previous education and experience and is geared towards developing expert knowledge and skills in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy.
The resident is integrated into the provision of comprehensive and advanced pharmacy services. During this training, residents will have the opportunity to co-precept Doctor of Pharmacy candidates from various pharmacy schools and are also required to provide various presentations throughout their rotational experiences. The program is designed to train the graduate with the competencies that enable attainment of PGY-2 specialty residency training, if desired, and/or board certification in Pharmacotherapy Specialty, as well as achievement of a desired position in the field of pharmacy.
With two PGY-1 residents working side by side with numerous pharmacy students and more than 70 full-time employees, our program offers a customized yet standardized approach, preparing clinically skilled pharmacists to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple levels of pharmacy personnel. Residents receive training in optimal medication therapy management/utilization, quality improvement, and research, while developing leadership and team-building skills through collaboration on interdisciplinary teams. We provide a high-tech and personalized patient-and family-centered environment coupled with excellence in quality of care measures and patient satisfaction scores.
The pharmacy service consists of approximately 74 full-time employees. Unit dose, IV admixture, DoseEdge, MedBoard, Automated Dispensing Cabinets (Pyxis), KitCheck™, and Cerner Millennium are currently utilized in this department.
Our program’s vision is to develop the resident into an effective confident clinician and educator, and to enhance professional and clinical skills.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33014
South Miami Hospital
South Miami Hospital has served the community with a commitment to excellence since 1960. It is currently licensed for 467 beds and houses such innovative programs as the Center for Robotic Surgery, the Center for Women & Infants, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The hospital has received honors including Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, the Florida Governor's Sterling Award and U.S. News & World Report rankings among the best hospitals in the U.S., with High Performing medals.
- Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
- Must be authorized to work in the United States
- Florida pharmacist’s license by August 1
Prospective residents are required to submit the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
- Three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
- Personal statement of intent
- Where do applicants go to apply? Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).
- When are applications accepted? November to January
- When are candidate interviews? January and February
When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance?
ASHP Resident Matching Program – National Matching Services, Inc.
National Matching Service Code: 155613
- When does the program start? July 1st