This second-year residency program is intended to increase the resident’s depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and level of expertise in medication therapy management and clinical leadership in ambulatory care. The intent of this program would be to not only to prepare the pharmacist to be proficient as a clinician, but to also give them the foundation to successfully complete the Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) examination.

This Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) program is 52 weeks in length. Residents completing this program will exhibit a thorough knowledge base and corresponding skills required to function independently in the ambulatory care setting. They will be effective, confident, and well-informed practitioners who will be capable of providing evidence-based care to ambulatory patients. The focus of the residency program is direct patient care and clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary Ambulatory Care team in Primary Care, Cardiology, Endocrinology, and specialty environments.

Strengths of the Program:

  • Employed physician groups in Primary Care, Endocrinology, and Cardiology, practicing cutting-edge, evidence-based patient care in a collaborative environment
  • Health-system presence across a diverse patient demographic—spanning from The Keys to Palm Beach County
  • Specialty Pharmacy presence allowing for direct patient care as well as dispensary and administrative learning experiences
  • Population Health management team with responsibilities for insurance contracts and Quality Metric outcomes providing unique exposure to Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-like experience
  • Design of the overall program allows for non-patient care experiences including:
    • Research and presentation at professional associations (i.e., ASHP)
    • Community CE opportunities for professional associations (i.e., DCPA, FSHP)
    • Formal CE application and presentations at Baptist Health South Florida for pharmacists and technicians
    • Student teaching
    • Pharmacy Technician training program
    • PGY1 Resident mentoring
    • Teaching certificate opportunity
    • Additional certificate training opportunity (i.e., ASHP Professional Certificates)
Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Candidate Status | ID: 33142

Program Size


Elaina D. Rosario, Pharm.D, C.Ph., BCACP, CDCES

Program Director

Elaina D. Rosario, Pharm.D, C.Ph., BCACP, CDCES
Faaria Quadri, Pharm.D., BCPS

Program Coordinator

Faaria Quadri, Pharm.D., BCPS
Baptist Health

Baptist Health

With more than 1.5 million patient visits every year from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach county, Baptist Health demonstrates a commitment to clinical and service excellence. Patients and their families from around the world travel to South Florida to receive expert care from the Baptist Health team. With approximately 23,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians in virtually all specialties – many with national and international reputations – Baptist Health is South Florida’s world-class healthcare organization. A culture of quality and dedication is instilled into every member of the Baptist Health family.

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
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (certificate required)
  • 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 core learning experiences:
Orientation/Onboarding (4 weeks)
Primary Care (4-6 weeks)
Cardiology I – HF Clinic (4-6 weeks)
Specialty Pharmacy (Clinical) (4-6 weeks)
Population Health I (4-6 weeks)
Pharmacy Administration (4-6 weeks)
Endocrinology (4-6 weeks)
Cardiology II – Lipid/Cardiometabolic Clinic (4-6 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 (Staffing)
Ambulatory Clinics
Professional Development
Specialty Certificate (optional)

Elective Learning Experiences

Core experiences are preferably scheduled earlier in the residency training. However, electives maybe completed beforehand as a part of customization, but only after successful completion of the core Medication Utilization learning experience. Elective learning experiences include:
Transitions of Care
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Advanced Primary Care – FAU Clinic
Advanced Cardiology – Advanced HF
Investigational Drug Services
Population Health II
Specialty Pharmacy (Clinical) II

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