The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been designed to provide the post-graduate resident with a distinctive educational experience. Its core programs, elective rotations and longitudinal offerings – all in an advanced academic medical center and idyllic South Florida setting – are tailored to uniquely meet both the professional and personal needs of the resident.

The program is designed to train the graduate in the competencies that enable attainment of board certification in pharmacotherapy specialty and/or PGY-2 specialty residency training as well as achievement of a desired position in the field of pharmacy.

Our program offers:

  • Diverse variety of direct patient care learning experiences
  • Ability to choose from six different elective rotations
  • Training will prepare resident for a clinical role immediately after completion
  • Training will prepare resident for a potential PGY-2 position
  • Flexible with resident areas of interest and career goals
  • Supportive preceptors and opportunity for independence
  • Opportunity for future employment within the Baptist Health South Florida system
  • Family environment

Our program’s vision is to develop the resident into an effective, confident clinician and educator, and to enhance professional and clinical skills.

Additional Activities and Opportunities

  • Teaching certificate
  • Educational initiatives
  • Formal lecturing opportunities
  • Precepting students
  • Community outreach
  • Leadership development
  • Florida Residency Conference participation
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting participation
  • Poster presentations
  • Multiple presentations for various hospital committees
  • Participation in regional GPO network activities

Staffing Requirements

  • Two - eight-hour shifts every 4th weekend
  • One - four-hour shift every evening per week
  • Two - holidays
Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33049

Program Size


Nishika Patel, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Program Director Nishika Patel, Pharm.D., BCCCP Biography

Commitment to Excellence

Our program is committed to providing the resources, support and foundation for achieving academic excellence aligned with the guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

100% of residency research are quality improvement projects
2013 program established
Team of board-certified preceptors
40% of previous residents are currently employed by Baptist Health South Florida
Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary academic medical center with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Regional is designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Program Eligibility

  • 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

Application Requirements

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
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

Block Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Orientation/Operations (four weeks)
Internal Medicine (eight weeks)
Critical Care (four weeks)
Inpatient Oncology (four weeks)
Nutrition Support (four weeks)
Project Month (four weeks)

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Research project
Educational activities
Committee work
FAU Medical Resident Clinic (ambulatory)

Elective Experiences

We offer elective learning experiences, including:
Critical Care II
Infectious Disease/Stewardship
Medication Safety
Outpatient Oncology
Pharmacy Informatics
Surgical Services
Transitions of Care

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Sunny days, warm people, and multicultural community - these await you when you join us at Baptist Health South Florida.

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