The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at Homestead Hospital, established in 2015, is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for contemporary pharmacy practice in a community hospital setting.
Our residency program enhances the resident’s competencies in managing medication use systems and optimizing drug therapy. This program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision. During this training, the resident will develop advanced skills in the areas of critical care, emergency medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, research, and leadership. The program is designed to train the graduate with the competencies that enable attainment of board certification in pharmacotherapy specialty and/or PGY-2 specialty residency training as well as achievement of a desired position in the field of pharmacy.
- A continuous quality improvement program focuses on patient safety with a detailed emphasis on medication safety as it relates to all aspects of our medication management process.
- With the high volume of ED visits, our resident acquires the experience necessary to exercise leadership for emergency pharmacy practice in the healthcare system.
- With 98 percent of orders performed electronically,the pharmacy promotes patient safety with sophisticated technology, including comprehensive medication preparation-to-bedside barcode administration, automated dispensing cabinets in every unit, a stocking Talyst carousel and DoseEdgeTM for IV admixture.
Our program’s vision is to develop the resident into an effective, confident clinician and educator, and to enhance professional and clinical skills.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33700
Homestead Hospital has provided top-quality care to the south Miami-Dade community since it opened as a small rural clinic in 1940. Today’s Homestead Hospital is a modern, 142-bed facility with a family-centered care model and the latest technology. The hospital has a busy emergency department, with more than 95,000 annual visits, a separate Children’s Emergency Center and two trauma rooms. In addition, the hospital provides a full range of medical, diagnostic, surgical and maternity services.
Program Eligibility Prerequisites
- Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
- Must be authorized to work in the United States
- Florida pharmacist’s license by August 1
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
- Where do applicants go to apply? Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).
- When are applications accepted? November to January
- When are candidate interviews? January and February
When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance?
ASHP Resident Matching Program – National Matching Services, Inc.
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- When does the program start? July 1st