The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is designed to provide post-doctoral residents with a distinctive educational experience. Its core rotations, elective offerings, and longitudinal experiences – all in an advanced academic medical center located in the idyllic South Florida setting – are tailored to meet both the professional and personal needs of our residents.

Residents will be trained in the core competencies that enable attainment of board certification in pharmacotherapy, PGY2 specialty residency training if they so desire it, and ultimately achievement of a desired position in the field of pharmacy.

Our program offers all of the following:

  • A diverse assortment of patient care experiences
  • The ability to choose from a variety of elective rotations
  • Training which will prepare residents for a clinical role immediately upon graduation
  • Training which will prepare residents for a PGY2 specialty residency if they wish to pursue one
  • Flexibility in regards to areas of interest and future career goals
  • Supportive preceptors and a welcoming environment
  • Opportunities for future employment within the Baptist Health South Florida system

Our program’s vision is to develop the resident into an effective, confident clinician and educator, and to enhance professional and clinical skills.

Additional Opportunities

  • Teaching certificate program
  • Formal lecturing opportunities
  • Experience in preceptorship of students
  • Leadership development
  • Educational initiatives
  • Community outreach activities
  • Participation in the ASHP Midyear Meeting and Florida Residency Conference

Staffing Requirements

  • Two 8-hour shifts every 4th weekend
  • One 4-hour shift one evening per week
  • Two holidays
Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33049

Program Size


Nishika Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Program Director

Nishika Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Commitment to Excellence

Our program is committed to providing the resources, support and foundation for achieving academic excellence aligned with the guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

100% of residency research are quality improvement projects
2013 program established
Team of board-certified preceptors
40% of previous residents are currently employed by Baptist Health South Florida
Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary academic medical center with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Regional is designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Program Eligibility

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license

Application Requirements

Prospective residents are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Three 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Timeline

Core Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Ambulatory Care I (4 weeks)
Critical Care I (4 weeks)
Infectious Diseases I (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine I (4 weeks)
Medication Safety & Quality (4 weeks)
Onboarding, Orientation and Pharmacy Operations (8 weeks)
Transitions of Care I (4 weeks)

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Rotations - All 52 Weeks In Length
Pharmacy Operations
Quality Improvement & Research
Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective Learning Experiences

We offer elective learning experiences, including:
Elective Rotations
Administration/Leadership (4 weeks)
Ambulatory Care II (4 weeks)
Clinical Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
Critical Care II (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine II (4 weeks)
Neurology (4 weeks)
Nutrition Support (4 weeks)
Outpatient Oncology (4 weeks)
Surgical Services (4 weeks)
Transitions of Care II (4 weeks)

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