The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at South Miami Hospital is a 12-month training program accredited 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, neonatology, and infectious diseases. The residency builds on previous education and experience 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 PGY-2 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.

With two PGY-1 residents working side by side with numerous pharmacy students and more than 70 full-time 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.

The pharmacy service consists of approximately 74 full-time employees. Unit dose, IV admixture, DoseEdge, MedBoard, Automated Dispensing Cabinets (Pyxis), KitCheck™, and Cerner Millennium are currently utilized in this department.

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: 33014

Program Size

2


Claudia Chang, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director Claudia Chang, Pharm.D., BCPS Biography
Frances Ordieres Gonzalez, Pharm.D.
Program Administrator Frances Ordieres Gonzalez, Pharm.D. 786-662-0328 FrancesO@BaptistHealth.net
  • 100%

    pass rate for the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty (BPS) certification examination
  • 2009

    acquired ASHP accreditation
  • 99%

    of graduates retained in positions throughout Baptist Health South Florida
South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital has served the community with a commitment to excellence since 1960. It is currently licensed for 467 beds and houses such innovative programs as the Center for Robotic Surgery, the Center for Women & Infants, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The hospital has received honors including Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, the Florida Governor's Sterling Award and U.S. News & World Report rankings among the best hospitals in the U.S., with High Performing medals.



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
  • Florida pharmacist’s license by August 1

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.

Application Timeline

Curriculum

Block 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
Adult Critical Care
Internal Medicine
Neonatology Critical Care
Pharmacy Administration
Infectious Diseases
All Years

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Rotations
Ambulatory Care
All Years
Hospital Pharmacy Practice Management
Research - midyear group project
Research - longitudinal individual project
Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective 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
Advanced Administration
Advanced Medication Safety
Emergency Medicine
Infectious Diseases II (Advanced)
Informatics
Medication Safety
Nephrology
Oncology/Hematology

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