PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Morton Plant Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Morton Plant Hospital

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.

Residency Program: The adult PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to provide 12 full, consecutive months at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida. 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. Most of the residency is flexible and can be adapted to the resident’s specific areas of interest. The department of pharmacy has clinical pharmacist and clinical coordinators with expertise in a variety of fields including and not limited to cardiology, infectious disease, nutrition, psychology, geriatrics, oncology, neurology, critical care, surgery, internal medicine and therapeutic policy.

All residents are required to complete rotations in core subject areas considered to be essential to pharmacy practice. A broad range of elective rotations is available to permit the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals. Additional learning experiences include: development and completion of a research project, MUE and P&T drug monograph, development of oral and written communication skills, participation in various departmental committees, experience in hospital administration and practicing pharmacy in various areas throughout the health care system.

Required Rotations Elective Rotations       Required Longitudinal Experiences
Internal Medicine 1 (Med/Onc) ID Long Term Care Longitudinal Practice Experience  
Internal Medicine 2 (Med/Surg) Infectious Disease Longitudinal Project Experience
Ambulatory Care Transitions of Care

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Project Month
Orientation Month
Advanced Rotations

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 discussion of 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

Contact Information:
Christine Price, Pharm.D.
Morton Plant Mease Health Care
Dept. of Pharmacy, MS #51
300 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 462-7454