Graduation Requirements and Program Expectations

PGY1 Graduation Requirements

To receive a certificate of completion, the resident must complete at a minimum the following activities by 3 pm on the last of day of the program in order to be considered as having met the requirements for graduation:

  • Achieve 85% of program Goals and Objectives assessed as Achieved for Residency by the Residency Advisory Council (RAC) review of preceptor evaluations
  • All critical objectives are Achieved for Residency by the RAC review of preceptor evaluations
  • Complete a research project with results which includes presenting at a state or national conference (i.e., Florida Residency Conference), composing a written manuscript suitable for publication, and submitting either the manuscript for publication or an abstract for a poster presentation at a state or national meeting
  • Compile a medication use evaluation (MUE)
  • Complete a drug class review or drug monograph
  • Compose a newsletter or bulletin to healthcare providers
  • Present a Pharmacy Grand Rounds Presentation approved for 1 hour continuing education
  • Present a Pharmacy Technician Program approved for continuing education
  • Present four Resident Interactive Teaching Experiences (two evidence based journal club presentations and two patient case presentations)
  • Present at either the NEFSHP residency forum or nursing conference
  • Complete four community service projects (one per quarter)
  • Obtain ACLS certification
  • Complete all PharmAcademic evaluations
  • Submit Resident Portfolio


 PGY1 Program Expectations

In addition to the graduation requirements, the PGY1 residents are expected to participate in the following activities:

  • Demonstrate compliance with all hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Participate in resident recruitment process and interviews
  • Perform practice coverage as assigned
  • Respond to Code Blues and Stroke Codes as appropriate
  • Precept and mentor students as assigned
  • Actively participate in topic and patient case discussions
  • Participate on the Emergency Preparedness Team if activated
  • Present a poster at ASHP Midyear Meeting
  • Coordinate Pharmacy Week activities as a residency class
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly Resident Interactive Teaching Experiences (RITEs)
  • Complete one FSHP (Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists) award application as a residency class
  • Submit research for the Florida Residency Conference Excellence in Research Award
  • Attend and participate in ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Florida Residency Conference
  • Teach outpatient education classes (i.e., pulmonary, cardiac, heart failure)
  • Report adverse drug reactions and medication errors as necessary
  • Present at the Ascension Virtual Research Seminar