The PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program at Baptist Hospital is a 52-week pharmacy specialty-training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program 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 PGY1 residency, expanding the ability of residents to provide care for complex cardiovascular patients in a variety of settings including but not limited to acute, medical, interventional, surgical, and ambulatory care areas. The training is coordinated to allow residents to master each of the disease states established within the ASHP Practice Standards for PGY2 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


  • 100%

    pass rate for the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty (BPS) certification examination
  • 2021

    acquired ASHP Accreditation
Radhan Gopalani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, AACC

Program Director

Radhan Gopalani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, AACC
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 900 beds, it is the largest of Baptist Health’s 12 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. Baptist Hospital was ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area for the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.

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)
  • 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.
Acute Care Cardiology (4 weeks)
Ambulatory Care Cardiology (6 weeks)
Cardiac Critical Care (6 weeks)
Cardio-Oncology (4 weeks)
Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology (4 weeks)
Heart Failure (Advanced HF & Transition of Care) (4 weeks)
Orientation / Pharmacy Operations (Cardiology Service Satellite) (6 weeks)

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
Academia (Staff Education/Development and Preceptorship)
Clinical Coordinator
Pharmacy Operations (Cardiology Service Satellite)
Research Projects Longitudinal
Research Project Midyear

Elective Learning Experiences

Our program offers multiple elective rotation experiences including:
Rotations – All 4 weeks in length
Advanced Ambulatory Care (Cardiology)
Advanced Cardiac Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Management/Pharmacy Administration
Neonatology - Cardiology Focus

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