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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at West Kendall Baptist Hospital (WKBH) is a 12-month training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). It is designed to provide a broad 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. The resident is integrated into the provision of comprehensive pharmacy services at WKBH which were established in accordance with the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI). Practicing Clinical Staff Pharmacists, Clinical Specialists as well as the Clinical Coordinator, the Operations Manager and the Director of Pharmacy serve as mentors and preceptors. The program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision.

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.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred)

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

Required learning experiences

  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Practice (6 weeks and longitudinal experience)
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Administration & Medication Safety/Quality (8 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal Experience)

Program Director

Maria C. Rojo-Carlo, PharmD, BCPS


Is this program accredited?

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

How many residents are accepted per year?