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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Mission Statement: Morton Plant Mease will provide an environment to develop and train postgraduate pharmacists with the primary goal of producing competent practitioner's capable of providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized and ambulatory patients.

Description:  The adult pharmacy residency is designed to provide 12 months of training in pharmacy practice with the primary goal of producing general practitioners capable of providing pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients. The resident will have the opportunity to work with the medical staff to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nursing to improve the overall safety of medication use. The resident will gain experience in many areas of pharmacy practice including cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, critical care, infectious disease, drug information, family medicine, geriatrics, nutrition, and pharmacy administration. Opportunities also exist for writing and speaking, MUE activities, drug use control coordination and precepting pharmacy students. Completion of a research project is required.

Required Rotations Elective Rotations                              Longitudinal Experiences
Acute Care (Internal Medicine) Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics
Ambulatory Care Nutrition Education/Teaching
Critical Care Geriatrics Quality Training & Computer Classes
Cardiology/Neurology Emergency Medicine Nursing Collaboration
Administration Pediatrics Practice Experience
Orientation Month Medication Safety
General Clinical Pharmacy Services Process Improvement


Research Project: A research project is a requirement of the program and is to be presented at the Residency Conference in Athens, GA. Ongoing written and oral results will be evaluated with the final results presented in publishable quality.

Benefits:  Health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, professional meeting fees and travel reimbursement, 401(K) and other team member services.

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Completed applications are to be submitted at PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) and are to include:
    o    A discussion of your professional goals and objectives and your reason for pursuing a residency.
          Also include the areas of pharmacy in which you are most and least interested.
    o    Current Curriculum Vitae
    o    Three letters of recommendation using the forms provided in PhORCAS  
    o    Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • The applicant must participate in the Match process
  • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • All residents must successfully complete the Florida state board examination within the first 45 days of the program
  • Onsite interview

Contact Information:
Christine Price, Pharm.D.
Morton Plant Mease Health Care
Dept. of Pharmacy, MS #51
300 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, Fl 33756
(727) 462-7454