PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Mease Countryside Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Mease Countryside Hospital

Mission Statement: Mease Countryside Hospital pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Description: The PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to provide 12 months of training in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings with the primary goal of producing general practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients. The resident will have the opportunity to work with the medical staff to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nursing to improve the overall safety of medication use. The resident will have opportunities to gain experience in a broad range of practice areas including cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, neonatology, critical care, infectious disease, internal medicine, oncology, emergency medicine, and pharmacy administration.

There are 7 required core learning experiences and the option of 5 different elective learning experiences that may be selected. All learning experiences will be 4 weeks in length with the exception of orientation which will be 5 weeks long. There will be an option to complete an advanced version of a learning experience for an additional 2-4 weeks if additional time in that practice area is desired.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Administration (4 weeks)
  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Longitudinal Practice (includes required staffing) (12 months—Done in conjunction with clinical learning experiences)
  • Longitudinal Project (12 months—Done in conjunction with clinical learning experiences)

Elective Learning Experiences

  • CVICU/Neurosurgery (4 weeks)
  • Behavioral Health (4 weeks)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship LTAC (4 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Pediatrics/NICU (4 weeks)
  • Project Month (4 weeks spread out over the course of the residency)
  • Advanced version of previous learning experience (2-4 weeks)

Residency Project 

The resident is expected to complete various projects throughout the year including, but not limited to the completion of a monograph, participation in utilization reviews, at least 1 formal CE presentation (this does not include P&T monograph, MUE presentations, or research presentations), author one BayCare P&T newsletter, take minutes at one BayCare P&T committee meeting, completion of a research project to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference, and completion of a written manuscript of their research project.

The resident will also have opportunities to attend various committee meetings, participate in medication safety initiatives, precept pharmacy students, and participate in the University of South Florida Teaching Certificate Program.

Research Project: A research project is a requirement of the program and is to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference. Ongoing written and oral results will be evaluated with the final results presented in publishable quality.

Benefits:  Health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, professional meeting fees and travel reimbursement, 401(K) and other team member services.

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Completed applications are to be submitted at PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) and are to include:
    o    A letter of intent that discusses your professional goals and objectives and your reason for pursuing a residency.
          Also include the areas of pharmacy in which you are most and least interested.
    o    Current Curriculum Vitae
    o    Three letters of recommendation using the forms provided in PhORCAS  
    o    Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • The applicant must participate in the Match process
  • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • All residents must successfully complete the Florida state board examination within the first 90 days of the program
  • Onsite interview

Left to Right: PGY-1 Resident Liliana Pimentel, PharmD; Residency Director, Kerry Marr PharmD., BCPS; Residency Coordinator, Jonathan Grey, PharmD., BCPS

Contact Information:
Kerry Marr, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mease Countryside Hospital
Dept. of Pharmacy, MS #568
3231 McMullen Booth Road
Safety Harbor, FL 34695 
(727) 725-6912