The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency at Doctors Hospital is a 52-week training program in Pre-Candidate accreditation status by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The program is designed to develop advanced skills in the areas of internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and medication safety. The residency builds on previous education and is geared towards developing expert knowledge and skills in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy.

The resident is integrated into the provision of comprehensive and advanced pharmacy services. During this training, residents will have the opportunity to co-precept Doctor of Pharmacy candidates from various pharmacy schools and are also required to provide various presentations throughout their rotational experiences. The program is designed to train the graduate with the competencies that enable attainment of PGY2 specialty residency training, if desired, and/or board certification in Pharmacotherapy Specialty, as well as achievement of a desired position in the field of pharmacy.

Doctors Hospital will have one PGY1 resident working alongside numerous pharmacy students and approximately 40 employees, our program offers a customized yet standardized approach, preparing clinically skilled pharmacists to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple levels of pharmacy personnel. Residents receive training in optimal medication therapy management/utilization, quality improvement, and research, while developing leadership and team-building skills through collaboration on interdisciplinary teams. We provide a high-tech and personalized patient-and family-centered environment coupled with excellence in quality-of-care measures and patient satisfaction scores

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: 33960

Program Size

1 Resident per Year

Robert J. Kraljevich, Pharm.D., BCPS

Program Director

Robert J. Kraljevich, Pharm.D., BCPS


Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables, has provided high-quality medical care since 1949. The 281-bed, acute care facility is recognized for its services in orthopedics, sports medicine, general surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, geriatrics, intensive care and a state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

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
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Timeline

Core Learning 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.
Rotations - All 4 Weeks In Length
Adult Critical Care
Ambulatory Care
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Medication Safety and Quality
Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Rotations - All 52 Weeks In Length
Committee Involvement
Educational Activities
Hospital Pharmacy Practice and Operations
Research Projects
Staff Development
Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations lasting several weeks to several months, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the academic year.
Rotations - All 4 Weeks In Length
Advanced Critical Care
Advanced Infectious Diseases
Advanced Medication Safety
Advanced Pharmacy Administration
Drug Information
Emergency Medicine
Pharmacy Administration
Pharmacy Informatics

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