PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Memorial Hospital West

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The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Memorial Hospital West (MHW) builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for 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.

The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency 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 skills in leadership and management, research, project management, and teaching, amongst others. The ultimate goal of the MHW 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.

Positions available:

  • PGY1 Traditional Residency (subject to change): up to 4 positions
    • Program duration: 12 months
    • Stipend: $49,375.04 with paycheck provided every two weeks
  • PGY1 Non-Traditional Residency (already employed with MHW): up to 2 positions
    • Program duration: 24 months
    • Stipend: Candidate-dependent based on current salary


Meet our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency faculty.


Meet our PGY1 Pharmacy residents.

Educational Experiences

Core (Required) Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care and Transitions of Care (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Administration and Leadership (3 weeks)
  • Nutrition Support (1 week)
  • Pain Management (4 weeks)

Core (Required) Longitudinal Learning Experiences
(Traditional – 12 months; Non-Traditional – 24 months)

  • Pharmacy Practice – Staffing
  • Clinical Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Residency Research

Elective Learning Experiences (4 weeks)

  • Neurology/Neurocritical Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Automation/Informatics
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Transitions of Care
  • Leadership in Medication Safety
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Executive Leadership
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Advanced Infectious Disease with Focus in HIV

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 Pharm.D 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 90 days from the start of the residency program. Failure to achieve licensure as a Florida Licensed Pharmacist, will result in dismissal from the program.


Residents are required to staff every third weekend (Saturday and Sunday; 8 hour shifts), as well as one 4-hour evening shift per week. Residents are required to staff two major holidays and one minor. Staffing opportunities are available in the central pharmacy, on the medical/surgical units, cardiac units, stroke unit, and Emergency Department.

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 (minimum of two)
  • Clinical Case presentations (minimum of two)

Medication Use Evaluation

Presented at appropriate committee meeting(s).

Drug Monograph or Class Review

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


  • Create agenda, lead, and complete minutes at a Clinical Coordinator Pharmacy Committee meeting
  • Create agenda and complete minutes at a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meeting


  • 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(s) 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 96 hours (12 days) of paid leave
  • Travel and registration support for local, state, and national meetings
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Humana LifeSolutions – Employee Assistance Program
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Direct deposit and on-site Credit Union
  • On-site fitness center (employee discount) – Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center

About Memorial Hospital West

Memorial Hospital West (MHW) is a 502-bed academic facility and is part of the Memorial Healthcare System (MHS). 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
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
  • Memorial Neuroscience Institute
  • Moffitt Cancer Center, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and Malignant Hematology Cellular Therapy
  • Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
  • Memorial Robotic Surgery Program
  • Bariatric/Weight-Loss Surgery Program
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women’s Services

Residency Programs

Memorial Healthcare System, located in Hollywood, FL, has received institutional ACGME accreditation, effective August 2015. With this accomplishment, we are poised to provide residency training in the following ACGME-accredited programs:

In addition, we offer the following accredited residency program:

Fellowship Programs

Memorial Healthcare System has received institutional ACGME accreditation, effective January 2020 and April 2020, respectively, for the following fellowships:

About Memorial Hospital West Pharmacy

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

The MHW 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.

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 Sunday, January 3, 2022 for the Traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. 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.

PhORCAS Application Requirements

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

Contact Us

Veronica Sherman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Residency Program Director

Nayeli Montes, PharmD, MSBI, BCCCP
Residency Program Coordinator