The HCA Florida Northside Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month residency program that builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The aim of the program is to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, and to produce confident, self-directed learners who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training.
Our experienced HCA Florida Northside Hospital pharmacists are part of a collaborative care team.
Pharmacy services include:
Anticoagulation dosing and monitoring
Total parenteral nutrition support
Multi-disciplinary team rounds
We leverage technologies such as:
Smart infusion pumps
Expansive use of automated dispensing
Bedside barcode scanning
Clinical pharmacy workflow systems
CPOE/eMAR to promote safe medication practices
Pharmacy residents at HCA Florida Northside Hospital will complete both core and elective rotations to develop their clinical skill set and tailor the program to their areas of interest.
Core rotations include the following:
Critical Care I
Critical Care II
Infectious Disease I
Internal Medicine I
Internal Medicine II
Pharmacy Administration (longitudinal)
Pharmacy Staffing (longitudinal)
Pharmacy Teaching (longitudinal)
Pharmacy Research (longitudinal)
Elective rotations include the following:
Emergency Medicine II
Infectious Disease II
Pediatrics (HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital or HCA Florida Brandon Hospital)
Trauma Intensive Care (HCA Florida Blake Hospital)
Transplant (HCA Florida Largo Hospital)
Neonatal Intensive Care (HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital or HCA Florida Brandon Hospital)
Burn Intensive care (HCA Florida Blake Hospital)
Behavioral Health (HCA Florida Largo Hospital)
Detailed information about salary, benefits and amenities will be provided to pharmacy residents by Human Resources.
Program duration: 12 months
Start Date: July 1
10 days of paid time off (PTO)
Monthly resident wellness day
Approved educational and professional leave to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Florida Residency Conference. Financial assistance is provided for registration, travel, meals, and lodging.
Stipend for scrubs and white coat
Residents are eligible for health benefits as full-time employees of Northside Hospital
Office space and resources
Free onsite parking
Entertainment, health, shopping, and other discounts and amenities via HCA Rewards
Graduate or candidate for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited doctor of pharmacy program
Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of Florida. Residents must be licensed in the state of Florida within 120 days from the start of the residency.
Participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program
Completed application submitted to PhORCAS prior to January 3, and include:
Letter of intent
Copy of pharmacy school transcript
Three professional references/evaluations submitted via PhORCAS
Serving the community since 1976, HCA Florida Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including
comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment, an ER 24/7®, and general surgery. As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing, and caregivers to serve our growing community. HCA Florida Northside Hospital is the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an ‘A’ Patient Safety grade from the Leapfrog Group. Our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020. With campus-based specialized services including the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, HCA Florida Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the community. HCA Florida Northside Hospital is a dedicated teaching hospital
offering Graduate Medical Education programs including Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship programs.