Program Structure

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

  • Orientation (4 week duration)
  • Six Required Rotations (4 week duration each)
  • Elective Rotations (20 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
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Family Medicine§
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Therapeutic Drug Policy
  • Pharmacy Management

Electives (20 weeks) 

  • Ambulatory Care Cardiology§
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics§
  • Infectious Diseases II
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Quality Management
  • Sterile Products
  • Transitions of Care§

* Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Toxicology are potential electives at other local healthcare facilities based on availability. The resident can take no more than two rotations 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 20 weeks. The resident may choose to repeat any rotation once.

§ Denotes rotation in an ambulatory care setting. A minimum of 12 weeks of rotations must be completed in the ambulatory care setting.

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Pharmacy Practice
    • One evening a week and every third weekend
    • One major and two minor holidays
  • Research
  • Pharmacy Management
    • Resident will choose four of the following management areas for two month rotation each:
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship
      • Pharmacy Education
      • Population Health Metrics
      • 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)