Program Structure

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

  • Orientation (4 week duration)
  • Five Required 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
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Therapeutic Drug Policy
  • Pharmacy Management

Electives (24 weeks) 

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Quality Management
  • Sterile Products
  • Surgery
  • Transitions of Care

* 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. In addition, some rotations may be taken at other Ascension St. Vincent’s facilities. However, no more than 3 months can be taken at sites other than Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside.

**Most learning experiences may be personalized for a two to six week rotation. 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. The resident may choose to repeat any rotation once.

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy Practice
    • One evening a week and every third weekend
    • One major and two minor holidays
  • Research
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy Management - two months focusing on each of the following:
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Pharmacy Education
    • Quality Management
    • Therapeutic Drug Policy 

Additional Learning Opportunities

  • Cardiac Arrest and Code Stroke Responder
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds for continuing education presented nationally to pharmacists, physicians, midlevel providers and nurses within Ascension
  • Pharmacy technician continuing educataion
  • Resident Interactive Teaching Experience (RITEs), weekly resident meetings
  • Teaching certificate (optional)
  • Community Service Projects: one project per quarter
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Classes
  • Pharmacy Week
  • National Poster Presentation
  • ASHP Midyear Meeting
  • Florida Residency Conference (FRC)
  • Ascension Virtual Residency Conference (VRC)
  • ACLS Skills Building Training Sessions
  • Health system committee involvement
  • Ascension national committee involvement
  • Emergency Preparedness Team
  • Research block (2 weeks)
  • Wrap-up (1 week)