The rotation schedule for the 12-month PGY1 Residency Program includes:

• Orientation (4 week duration)

• Five Core Rotations (4 week duration each)

• Elective Rotations (24 weeks)

• Research Block (2 week duration)

• ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting (1 week)

• Year End Wrap-Up Block (1 week)

Required Rotations (4 weeks each)

• Orientation

• Internal Medicine I

• Internal Medicine II

• Critical Care

• Therapeutic Drug Policy

• Pharmacy Management

Electives (24 weeks) 

• Cardiology (2-4 weeks)

• Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)

• Family Medicine (4 weeks)

• Infectious Disease (4 weeks)

• Oncology (4 weeks)

• Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)

• Quality Management (4 weeks)

• Total Parenteral Nutrition (2 weeks)

• Repeat any rotation once

• Academia, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Toxicology are potential electives at other local healthcare facilities based on availability. The resident can take no more than one rotation outside the health system.

Some rotations have the potential to range from one to six week rotations.  The number and length of electives can be varied as part of the residency development plan for each resident.  The total number of elective time is 24 weeks with the most common schedule being six four-week rotations.

Some rotations have the option of taking at other St. Vincent’s HealthCare facilities; however, no more than 3 months can be taken at sites other than St. Vincent’s Riverside.

Longitudinal Rotations

• Pharmacy Practice (one evening a week, every third weekend, one major and two minor holidays)

• Research

• Pharmacy Education

• Pharmacy Management

Two months focusing on each of the following management areas:

  • pharmacy administration
  • clinical services/drug information
  • pharmacy education
  • quality management

Additional Learning Opportunities

• Cardiac and Stroke Code Responder

• Pharmacy Grand Rounds

• Resident Interactive Teaching Experience (RITEs), weekly resident meetings

• Teaching Curriculum

• National Poster Presentation

• Community Service Projects: one project per quarter (i.e. brown bag events for local parishes and Mobile Health Outreach Ministries)

• Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Classes

• Pharmacy Technician and Nursing Continuing Education Programming

• Pharmacy Week

• ASHP Midyear Meeting

• Florida Residency Conference

• Emergency Preparedness Teams

• ACLS Skills Building Training Sessions