Pharmacy Residencies at Ascension St. Vincent's

St. Vincent's Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding area since 1916. We are a member of Ascension, the nation's largest faith-based healthcare system that is dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Today, we are recognized for providing high-quality, compassionate care to everyone we serve.

The St. Vincent’s Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program was established in 2006. In 2017, we expanded by providing a PGY2 program in critical care. We currently offer five PGY1 positions and one PGY2 critical care position that are fully accredited by ASHP. Our residency programs are customized to each residents career goals and are designed to develop advanced knowledge to provide high level pharmaceutical care. We have dedicated preceptors that have received certification in a variety of Board of Pharmacy Specialties including: ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, nutrition support, oncology and pharmacotherapy. In addition, we have a well developed resident research program that has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals. Recent publications include: 

  • Adams C, Tucker C, Allen B, et al. Disparities in hemodynamic resuscitation of the obese critically ill septic shock patient. Journal of Critical Care. 2017 Feb;37:219-223.
  • Gortemoller M, Allen B, Forsyth R, et al. Comparison of oral and intravenous tranexamic acid for prevention of perioperative blood loss in total knee and total hip arthroplasty. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Mar;52(3):246-250.
  • Willis C, Allen B, Tucker C, et al. Impact of a pharmacist-driven Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance protocol. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2017 Nov;74(21):1765-1773.
  • Phan A, Allen B, Epps K, et al. Initiative to reduce aztreonam use in patients with self-reported penicillin allergy: Effects on clinical outcomes and antibiotic prescribing patterns. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2018 Sep; 75(17 Supplement 3):S58-S62.
  • Ramos K, Allen B, Cannon C, et al. Comparison of fluoroquinolone versus non-fluoroquinolone therapy for inpatient treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2019 Dec;35(6):251-257.
  • Ragoonanan D, Allen B, Cannon C, et al. Comparison of early versus late initiation of hydrocortisone in patients with septic shock in the ICU setting. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2021 Online ahead of print. doi:10.1177/10600280211021103

Our department is committed to providing an excellent post-graduate pharmacy residency training environment while developing the pharmacy leaders of the future. Additional, program specific details are provided in the links below:

Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One Residency Program

Pharmacy Postgraduate Year Two Critical Care Residency Program