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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

South Miami Hospital

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency at South Miami Hospital is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This program is designed to prepare the resident to practice as a knowledgeable and confident clinician in pharmacotherapy management by developing and expanding their foundation. The resident will serve as an essential member of the healthcare team, making evidence-based recommendations to optimize patient care and outcomes. To foster professional growth, the resident will have the opportunity to precept Doctor of Pharmacy students, participate in multidisciplinary rounds, provide drug information and in-services to members of the hospital staff, perform anticoagulation/pharmacokinetics monitoring, participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and other local and system committees. The resident will also conduct IRB approved research projects to present at state and national meetings.

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 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 15-minute PowerPoint presentation will be required.

Curriculum summary

Overall program structure

  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Pharmacy Informatics
Core Rotations
  • Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
Research Month
  • DCPA CE Presentation
  • Major Research Project
  • Vacation

Elective Rotations
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Advanced Administration
  • Infectious Disease
  • Advanced Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacy Informatics
Longitudinal Experiences
  • Committee Involvement
  • Drug Information
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice Management
  • In-services
  • New Drug Review Conference
  • Projects

A final manuscript of the major residency project will be required for completion of the program.

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

Staffing requirements: Residents are required to staff a minimum of two eight-hour shifts every other weekend. The resident is also required to work a major and a minor holiday.

Program Director:

Claudia Chang, PharmD, BCPS

Is this program accredited?

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

How many residents: