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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.

Residents can look forward to a structured program that offers a variety of learning experiences, including, but not limited to:

Core rotations (four week durations, unless otherwise specified)

  • Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine (six weeks)
  • Neonatology (six weeks)
  • Hospital Pharmacy Management (longitudinal)

Elective rotations (four week durations, unless otherwise specified)

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Core Rotations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Teaching Certificate

The resident is eligible for medical and dental insurance, approved paid vacation time (one week), travel support for state and national meetings, along with discounted meals.

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

Candidates must:

  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Be eligible for Florida licensure​
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Resident Alien/Green Card status with a United States Social Security card.

South Miami Hospital will be participating in the Resident Matching Program and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™).

NMS Code: 155613

All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS™.

Applications must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Personal letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form as required by PhORCAS™.

Application deadline is the second Friday in January of each year. 

Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site panel interview. A 15-minute Power Point presentation will be required.

Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Program Director

Mercedes Frias​

Is this program accredited?

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

How many residents are accepted per year?