PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Memorial Hospital Miramar

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The Pharmacy PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Hospital Miramar (MHM) builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and contributes towards the development of a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Upon successful completion of the residency program, the graduating pharmacist will be eligible for board certification and for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

The PGY1 Residency Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residents are integrated into the pharmacy and healthcare team and build upon their didactic and practical experiences to develop expert knowledge in clinical patient care, medication use systems, and administrative areas of pharmacy practice. Additionally, this year will develop their skills in leadership and management, research, project management, and teaching, amongst others. The ultimate goal of the MHM program is to develop residents into clinicians and leaders with the knowledge and experience to become confident and integral members of a healthcare team and Department of Pharmacy.

Position available:

  • 2 PGY1 residency position
  • Program duration: 52 weeks
  • Stipend: $52,000 with paycheck provided every two weeks

Application Requirements

Applications will be accepted using PhORCAS. All applicants must register at The Match-ASHP Resident Matching Program and submit an application through the PhORCAS website.

The deadline for applications and all requirements for acceptance is January 8th of every year. Interested applicants must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and be eligible for Florida Pharmacist Licensure and a Florida Pharmacy Intern license. The application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS.

PhORCAS Application Requirements

  • Full application with Curriculum Vitae
  • College of Pharmacy transcript(s)
  • Minimum of 3 references using the standard PhORCAS template
  • Personal statement

Educational Experience

Core (Required) Learning Experiences

  • Orientation/Automation (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine I (6 weeks)
  • Critical Care I (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine I (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Labor & Delivery (4 weeks)
  • Administration (6 weeks)

Core (Required) Longitudinal Learning Experiences 

  • Pharmacy Practice – Staffing
  • Residency Research
  • Teaching Certificate (optional)

*While the program has required rotations, each training year will be designed to meet the professional goals of the resident.

Elective Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

  • Critical Care II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Transitions of Care
  • Administration II
  • Surgery/Operating Room

Program Requirements

As a Pharmacy Resident, you are a full-time employee of the department and will be expected to uphold all district-wide policies and procedures.

Licensure Requirements

Florida Pharmacy Intern License: Residents must have a Florida Intern pharmacy license in order to be able to start the residency program.

Florida Pharmacist License: PGY1 Residents must possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. As per policy, residents are encouraged to complete examination for Florida licensure as pharmacist by August 1st following the start of the program. Pharmacy residents must be licensed as Florida Registered Pharmacist by within 90 days of the start of the program. Failure to achieve licensure as a Florida Licensed Pharmacist, will result in dismissal from the program.


Residents are required to staff every other weekend (Saturday and Sunday; 8 hour shifts), one evening shift (4 hours) every other week, as well as two major holidays.

Residency Research

  • Completion and presentation of a residency research project at a clinical meeting
  • Completion and presentation of a residency research project at a residency conference
  • Completion of a publishable manuscript

Formal Presentations

  • Completion and presentation of a Continuing Education lecture for a local, regional, or state program
  • Journal Club presentations
  • Interdisciplinary Meeting presentations (Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Safety)

Medication Use Evaluation

Presented at appropriate committee(s).

Drug Monograph

For formulary review presented at the appropriate committee(s).


Lead multidisciplinary meetings: System Wide Clinical Coordinator Pharmacy Meeting, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Meeting, and more.


  • Assistance to preceptors in teaching the doctorate of pharmacy students during rotations with the following required activities:
    • Direct instruction via topic discussion
    • Modeling the role of the pharmacist in the area for which the rotation preceptor serves
    • Coaching the student to participate in the management of patients in the area (i.e., make recommendations to the multidisciplinary team during rounds, call physicians with specific recommendations)
  • Optional Teaching Certificate

Benefits and Facility Features

  • Paid Leave
    • Vacation, Sick, Education, Holidays
    • You will have (12 days) of paid leave
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Humana LifeSolutions – Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • BLS/ACLS certification–code response training
  • Pharmacy Continuing Education
  • Dedicated office space

About Memorial Hospital Miramar Pharmacy

Our mission is to provide high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive and safe pharmaceutical services to the Memorial Hospital Miramar staff and patients.

The MHM pharmacists practice in a variety of patient care areas providing decentralized clinical and specialist services throughout our facility. The Pharmacy Department is actively involved in multidisciplinary patient care, as well as facility and district-wide committees. The department embodies an educational environment promoting personal and departmental growth and development.

About Memorial Hospital Miramar

Memorial Hospital Miramar is a 178-bed facility and is part of the Memorial Healthcare System. This facility provides the opportunity to care for a variety of patient populations through a patient- and family-centered, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach.

Customized and caring medical services include:

  • Medical and Surgical Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Level II
  • Robotic Surgery Services
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women’s Services

Contact Us

Mina Abdalla

Mina Abdalla, Pharm D, BCPS, CPh
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator