Program Description
 
 

Program Description

Our ASHP-accredited residency program offers the opportunity for an in-depth experience through a variety of training opportunities. The program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for pharmaceutical care of patients with a wide range of conditions.

This adult PGY-1 program is designed to provide 12 full, consecutive months of training at Winter Haven Hospital. The resident will collaborate 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 pharmacists with expertise in a variety of fields, including and not limited to cardiology, infectious disease, geriatrics, oncology, neurology, critical care, surgery, internal medicine, and therapeutic policy and management.

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

Following completion of the residency program, graduates are prepared for practice in diverse clinical settings and eligible for board certification or continued training in a PGY-2 program.