The PGY-2 Cardiology Residency Program at Baptist Hospital is a 12-month pharmacy specialty-training program seeking accreditation form the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). It is designed to establish a foundation of cardiovascular knowledge and to develop the skills and practice trends necessary to deliver highly specialized pharmaceutical care.

The goal of the program is to develop independent pharmacy practitioners to become integral members of the cardiology multidisciplinary team. This specialty residency program builds upon the general competencies achieved during a PGY-1 residency, expanding the ability of residents to provide care for complex cardiovascular patients in a variety of settings. The training is coordinated to allow residents to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for PGY-2 residency in cardiology. It empowers residents to function as independent practitioners with the ability to incorporate both knowledge and experience into outcomes-driven medication therapy. Opportunities for teaching, research, quality improvement, and professional writing are integrated. Upon completion of this program, the graduating residents will be prepared to seek board certification in cardiology and will have the necessary expertise to exercise clinical and leadership abilities as a cardiology clinical specialist. 

Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33161

Program Size


Radhan Gopalani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP
Program Director Radhan Gopalani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP 786-594-8563
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Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital

The flagship facility of Baptist Health South Florida, Baptist Hospital of Miami has been one of the most respected medical centers in South Florida since its founding in 1960 and is today one of America’s most preferred medical centers. With more than 700 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 11 hospitals. Three Centers of Excellence are housed on the campus: Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region) and Miami Neuroscience Institute. Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. It is also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval for consistently meeting high national standards of stroke care.

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
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (certificate required)
  • 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.
Acute Care Cardiology
Ambulatory Care Cardiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Critical Care
Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology
Heart Failure (Advanced HF & Transition of Care)
Management/Pharmacy Administration
Medication Utilization (Cardiology Service Satellite)

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Academia (Staff/Professional Development and Preceptorship)
Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Quality and Medication Safety)
Pharmacy Operations (Cardiology Service Satellite)
Research Projects

Block Experiences

Our program offers multiple elective rotation experiences including:
Advanced Ambulatory Care (Cardiology)
Advanced Critical Care
Advanced Emergency Medicine
Heart Failure (Advanced HF)
Infectious Diseases
Neonatology/Pediatrics (Cardiology)

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