The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at Homestead Hospital, established in 2015, is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for contemporary pharmacy practice in a community hospital setting.

Our residency program enhances the resident’s competencies in managing medication use systems and optimizing drug therapy. This program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision. During this training, the resident will develop advanced skills in the areas of critical care, emergency medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, research, and leadership. The program is designed to train the graduate with 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.

  • A continuous quality improvement program focuses on patient safety with a detailed emphasis on medication safety as it relates to all aspects of our medication management process.
  • With the high volume of ED visits, our resident acquires the experience necessary to exercise leadership for emergency pharmacy practice in the healthcare system.
  • With 98 percent of orders performed electronically,the pharmacy promotes patient safety with sophisticated technology, including comprehensive medication preparation-to-bedside barcode administration, automated dispensing cabinets in every unit, a stocking Talyst carousel and DoseEdgeTM for IV admixture.

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

Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33700

Program Size


Winifred Pardo, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director Winifred Pardo, PharmD, BCPS 786-243-8266 Biography
Homestead Hospital

Homestead Hospital

Homestead Hospital has provided top-quality care to the south Miami-Dade community since it opened as a small rural clinic in 1940. Today’s Homestead Hospital is a modern, 142-bed facility with a family-centered care model and the latest technology. The hospital has a busy emergency department, with more than 95,000 annual visits, a separate Children’s Emergency Center and two trauma rooms. In addition, the hospital provides a full range of medical, diagnostic, surgical and maternity services.

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 Prerequisites

  • 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.
Internal Medicine (six weeks)
Emergency Medicine (six weeks)
Antimicrobial Stewardship (six weeks)
Critical Care (six weeks)
Ambulatory Care (four weeks)
Pharmacy Administration (four weeks)
Patient Safety/Performance Improvement (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.
Pharmacy Practice Management
Hospital Practice Management
Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
Research - midyear project
Research - longitudinal individual project

Elective Experiences

Our program offers multiple elective rotation experiences including:
Pharmacy Informatics
Teaching Certificate

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