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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.

Rotations include:

  • Pharmacy practice/operations (4 weeks & longitudinal)
  • Adult medicine (8 weeks)
  • Emergency services (6 weeks)
  • Critical care (8 weeks)
  • Administration/Medication Management Safety (6 weeks)
  • Transition of care (6 weeks)
  • Elective rotations (2 rotations, 4 weeks each)

The resident will be expected to:

  • Prepare and/or update of a medication management policy
  • Perform a Drug Utilization Review or Performance Improvement (PI) project
  • Present to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Provide staff development and multidisciplinary educational programs
  • Represent the department in community service events
  • Present at a formal conference and a poster at Pharmacy Society meetings
  • Complete a major project in publishable form
  • Participate in the precepting of pharmacy students
  • Optional participation in an academic experience through an affiliation with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy to include a Teaching Certificate

Application Requirements

Applicants to the program must Apply through PhORCAS™ (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) and meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy and Florida licensure
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred)
  • Be a Citizen of the U.S. or hold Permanent Resident Alien/Green Card status with a United States Social Security Card

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™
  • Letter 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.


Medical and dental insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, and travel support to the ASHP midyear clinical meeting.

Program Manager

Abby Marrero, PharmD, BCPS


Is this program accredited?

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

How many residents are accepted per year?