The Putnam Community Medical Center (PCMC) PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program at a small and rural hospital where residents will have the opportunity to learn all the aspects and responsibilities required of a clinical pharmacist. The resident will develop his/her education and clinical capabilities throughout personalized interactions with preceptors, physicians, nurses, and all ancillary departments. The program and residents function as an integral part of the department and institution's patient care services. We are committed to clinical service excellence, informative and practical education, and as well as utilization and promotion of pharmacy services to the fullest extent.

Hospital Mission Statement

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

Program Purpose Statement

The PCMC PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

  • Eligibility and Application
  • Selection Process
  • Program Requirements
  • Available Rotations
  • Pay, Benefits and Working conditions
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Eligibility and Application

  • Applicants must be graduates or candidates for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program *
  • Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of Florida. All selected residents MUST be licensed in the state of Florida within 90 days of the start of the residency year. *
  • Participate in the ASHP Residency Matching Program *
  • Completed application submitted to PhORCAS prior to January 6, and include:
    • Letter of intent
    • Copy of pharmacy school transcript
    • Three professional references/evaluations submitted via PhORCAS
    • Curriculum vitae

If selected, an on-site interview is required for Phase I of the Match.

Selection Process

The PCMC PGY1 Residency Program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching program. The residency program participates in the ASHP residency showcase as the primary recruiting forum and uses the online admissions management software platform, PhORCAS, to support the residency recruiting process. The deadline for receipt of application materials is January 6th.

The following are examples of items considered during the selection process:

  • Professional competence based on clinical APPE rotations, as well as work, presentation, research, biomedical writing/publishing and practical experience
  • Collegiate achievements
  • Communication skills represented in the letter of intent, professional references, APPE, academic, and interview performance
  • Leadership potential as indicated by the nature and extent of participation in professional societies, community or public services, and social activities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

Program Requirements

  • Completion of Teaching Certificate training and certification *
  • Research project to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference and hospital administrative staff *
  • Manuscript of research project, suitable for publication *
  • Presentation at Florida Residency Conference *
  • Medication use evaluation to be presented at Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee *
  • Minimum of two journal clubs and two case presentations *
  • Grand Rounds presentation to hospital staff *
  • Pharmacy department in-service at hospital skills fair

Available Rotations

Core required rotations includes the following:

  • Orientation (6 weeks) *
  • Internal Medicine 1 (6 weeks) *
  • Administration (6 weeks) *
  • *Internal Medicine 2 (6 weeks) *
  • *Infectious Disease (6 weeks) *
  • *Transition of Care (6 weeks) *
  • *Critical Care (6 weeks) *
  • Elective rotation (6-12 weeks)

May repeat any rotation with *. Residents may choose to replace an Internal Medicine 2 rotation with a Transition of Care rotation, or vice versa, to tailor their rotation more towards inpatient or ambulatory/transitions of care.

Longitudinal required rotations include:

  • Staffing (11 months) *
  • Pharmacy Education (11 months) *
  • Research (11 months) *
  • Drug Information (4 months) *
  • Pharmacy Management (4 months)