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Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Homestead Hospital

The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at Homestead Hospital is intended to provide a comprehensive foundation for contemporary pharmacy practice in the community hospital setting. The program is designed to enhance the resident's competencies in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy. Practicing clinical staff pharmacists and specialists and a clinical coordinator, operations manager and director of pharmacy serve as mentors and preceptors. The program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision.

The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to provide safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care using the highest standards of clinical and service excellence. The team is dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and their families while fostering an environment of educational growth, communication and respect.

An integrated model allows for the provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services 24/7. With 98 percent of orders performed electronically, the pharmacy promotes patient safety with sophisticated technology, including comprehensive medication preparation-to-bedside administration bar-coding, automated dispensing cabinets in every unit, a stocking Talyst carousel and DoseEdgeTM for IV admixture. Clinical staff pharmacists provide services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Medication reconciliation.
  • Interdisciplinary rounds in various units.
  • Pharmacokinetic consultation.
  • Responding to codes.
  • Participation on the stroke response team.
  • Anticoagulation monitoring.
  • Bedside delivery and patient counseling.
  • HF and COPD educational programs.
  • Training of students and technicians.
  • Academic projects and activities.

A continuous quality improvement program focuses on patient safety with a detailed emphasis on our medication management process, documentation, order verification and procedural implementation.

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 documents:

  • 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 the second Friday of January to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).

Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. A 30-minute PowerPoint presentation will be required.

Curriculum summary

Required learning experiences:

  • Administration (longitudinal)
  • Ambulatory Care (Tele-Pharmacy component)
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Patient Safety & Performance Improvement

Elective learning experiences:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology

Projects and Experiences

  • Staff development presentations and multidisciplinary inservices.
  • Interdisciplinary rounds, journal clubs, drug information.
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee presentations.
  • Medication Utilization evaluations.
  • Continuing Education lectures.
  • Presentations in a formal conference setting.
  • Poster or platform presentations at Pharmacy Society meetings.
  • Completion of a major project in publishable form.
  • Pharmacy student precepting.

The resident will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Program Director

Winifred Pardor, Pharm.D., BCPS


Is this program accredited?

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

How many residents: