Thank you for your interest in the postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency program at HCA Florida Blake Hospital. The Pharmacy staff and faculty of the residency program welcome the opportunity to introduce our program to you.
HCA Florida Blake Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month program with pharmacy staff and faculty committed to ensuring residents graduate with confidence and assertiveness needed to address patients' healthcare needs to fellow colleagues, nurses, physicians, patients and their families. This residency offers a unique experience, melding the community hospital setting with an established GME component. Our GME program currently has over 100 medical residents (including a cardiology and critical care/burn/trauma program). We provide the opportunity for our residents to learn in a variety of patient care settings, receiving instruction in medication management from dedicated, competent, and enthusiastic preceptors.
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at HCA Florida Blake Hospital is committed to providing a robust training environment grounded in excellent training experiences that support the resident's clinical, academic, and professional interests. Opportunities for professional travel, networking, and continuing professional development are available. Our goal is to prepare pharmacists for the next step in their career, with an emphasis on leadership development and critical care.
Program purpose statement
HCA Florida Blake Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and provides an environment conducive to the growth and development of clinical pharmacists able to provide responsible planning and management of medication-related patient care. The program affords the pharmacy resident with mentorship, guidance, motivation and opportunity to ensure optimal patient outcomes and produces confident, self-directed learners who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
For more information, please visit our webpage: https://www.hcafloridahealthcare.com/for-medical-professionals/physician-and-employee-information/blake-hospital/pharmacy-residency-program
Eligibility and application
Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation).
Applicants must be licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of Florida. All being selected residents MUST be licensed in the state of Florida by October 1st.
Applicants must participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program
Applicants must complete application and submit to PhORCAS prior to January 15, and include:
Letter of intent
Copy of pharmacy school transcript
Three professional references/evaluations submitted via PhORCAS
If selected, an on-site interview is required for Phase I of the Match. If necessary, an online interview (e.g., Skype) is required for Phase II (i.e., scramble) of the Match.
About HCA HEALTH SERVICES OF FLORIDA, INC. (Blake)
Serving Manatee County since 1973, HCA Florida Blake Hospital is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital that offers a wide variety of services including Manatee County’s only Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, joint replacement, inpatient rehabilitation, and cancer care. Our hospital also offers highly specialized burn care services. HCA Florida Blake Hospital is one of only six Burn Centers in the state of Florida that offers full-service inpatient and outpatient burn care.
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.