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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Pharmacy at Baptist Hospital of Miami. The Department of Pharmacy’s mission is to provide high quality pharmaceutical care to our patients in an atmosphere of educational growth, shared respect, and communication. The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency 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 cardiology, oncology, critical care, emergency medicine, pediatrics and neuroscience. 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 precept Doctor of Pharmacy candidates from various pharmacy schools and are also required to present didactic lectures and drug therapy seminars. Residents have the option to participate in earning a teaching certificate through Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy residents completing this program will be capable of conducting their practice with a high level of maturity and leadership. The goal of the residency is to develop the resident into an effective, confident clinician and educator, and to enhance his/her professional and leadership skills.

Required learning experiences:

  • Clinical Coordinator and Medication Safety
  • Clinical Service (Pharmacokinetics, Anticoagulation, and Antibiotic Stewardship)
  • Critical Care, Adult
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Neurology
  • Medication Utilization (Pharmacy Operations)

Elective learning experiences:

  • Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiology
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • ​​Advanced Hematology/Oncology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Management/Pharmacy Administration
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatrics and NICU
  • Teaching Certificate (optional through Nova Southeastern University)

Benefits and other requirements: The resident will receive medical and dental insurance, two weeks paid vacation, and travel support to local, state and national meetings. The resident will be required to work every third weekend and staff one 8-hour shift per pay period or its equivalent.

Application Requirements

Candidates for this residency must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy and be authorized to work in the United States. The resident must acquire a valid pharmacist license to practice in Florida by August 1st of the residency year.

Prospective residents are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Three (3) 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.

Residency candidates must participate in the Residency Matching Program.

Please submit all materials by January 11th to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).​

Program Director

Erika Dittmar, Pharm.D., BCPS​

Is this program accredited?

Yes, by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

How many residents are accepted per year?


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