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Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1)


Come visit us at the 2012 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Booth #4201

Monday, December 3 from 1 - 4 PM


Holmes Regional Medical Center Post-Graduate year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency is an ASHP accredited 12 month training program designed to achieve and surpass standards established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for PGY1 training.  This PGY1 pharmacy residency program is designed to develop residents’ clinical capabilities and education in a wide variety of pharmacy settings.

Residency Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency program at Holmes Regional Medical Center is to produce competent, well-rounded practitioners dedicated to quality patient care.  After program completion, the resident will be prepared with indispensable skills to thrive in integrated general practice and will be equipped to start a PGY2 residency in various areas.

Program Description

This program promotes medication-use optimization, a culture of patient safety through medication safety, and timely, efficient, and equitable patient care for every patient, every time.  Residents will be integrated into the hospital system thereby exposing them to various clinical situations which will aid them in understanding various processes of the medication use system, administrative aspects, procedures of distribution, and ultimately prepares residents to be exemplary in both distributive and clinical knowledge to the degree of full integration at the point of patient care.

The residency program also strives to polish resident skills concerning presentations, research, evaluations, and teaching.  The program will infuse residents with a drive for continued learning and expanding the pharmacy profession.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Overview


Academic Affiliations

HRMC has academic affiliations with the following schools: University of Florida, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine & School of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Mercer University.

About our Pharmacy Department

The Pharmacy Department supports 514-bed Holmes Regional Medical Center a tertiary referral hospital serving the east coast of Central Florida.  Our pharmacy services include:

 Inpatient pharmacy open 24/7
 Retail/Outpatient Family Pharmacy 
 Clinical Pharmacy
 Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic

Clinical services provided by the Pharmacy Team include Anticoagulation, Pharmacokinetics, Parenteral Nutrition, Renal Consults, Narrow Therapeutic Index Medication Monitoring, and other services as requested by consult.

Holmes Regional Medical Center uses state-of-the-art technology, including Pyxis® Medication Technologies, Sunrise Clinical Manager, and Provider Order Entry systems.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Overview

To be eligible for a Resident Pharmacist position at HRMC, the applicant must::

 Have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college.
 Be licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Florida.
 If accepted into the position, a non-licensed Resident must become licensed as a pharmacist in Florida within 30 days 
   of hire in order to continue the program. 
 Evidence of licensure (Original license) must be filed with the Pharmacy Manager for display in the pharmacy office.
 All Resident Candidates will be interviewed on-site

HRMC participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
 This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Learning Experiences

The Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY1) Residency Program at Holmes Regional Medical Center is a hospital-based program with ambulatory care components.  Residents will complete all required rotations at Holmes Regional Medical Center.  Each required elective rotation will last approximately 4 weeks.  Both Critical Care and Internal Medicine will last approximately 8 weeks, while other core rotations will be approximately 6 weeks in length.  Longitudinal experiences are designed to extend throughout the 12-month residency program.

 Ambulatory Care
 Critical Care
 Internal Medicine
 Medical Informatics
 Clinical Practice 

 Patient Discharge Counseling
 Hospital and community lectures
 Patient Medication Safety Initiative
 Pharmacy & Therapeutics Meetings
 Residency Research Project
 Staffing/Pharmacy Consult Service
 Teaching Pharmacy staff & Students

 Advanced Administration
 Infectious Disease
 Emergency Medicine
 Patient Safety

 Assist in precepting pharmacy students
 Complete and present a formal residency research project
 Prepare and present 4 continuing education programs
 University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
 Consultant Pharmacist Licensing Program (Optional)
 Staffing:  Every Third Weekend, Three Holidays    
 Participate in Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meetings 
   and other meetings as required by rotation      

 Competitive Salary
 ACLS training
 Comprehensive benefits package, including fitness center membership
 Discount at Hospital Cafeteria, Gift shops, Marketplace, and Family Pharmacy
 Travel allowances for:  ASHP Midyear clinical meeting, FSHP Annual Meeting, Regional Residency Conference

Application Process

Application Package
To be considered for an interview, candidates must submit the following materials by January 16, 2012:
 Curriculum Vitae
 Letter of Intent
 Letters of Recommendation from three professional sources
 Official academic transcripts
 Application Process FAQ

Application Submission
All applicants must apply online.  Click here to visit our Careers page.  Position search term is "Pharmacy Resident".

Application materials should be submitted via U.S. Postal Service to the below address; however, exceptions may be made for Fax or e-mail applications if needed.  Applicants may contact us via e-mail or telephone to check on application status.

After the entire application package has been submitted and reviewed, the Residency Program Coordinator will notify selected applicants to arrange on-site interviews.

Send all application Materials to:
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy
Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 South Hickory Street
Melbourne, Florida 32901

Phone: 321-434-7309
Cell: 321-266-3565
Fax: 321-434-8734

Our residencey program is currently in ASHP Candidate-Status Accredation.