Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The pharmacy residency program at Memorial Regional Hospital was established in 2006. It is ASHP accredited. Memorial pharmacy residents practice excellent, patient-focused pharmaceutical care, with the goals of promoting favorable patient outcomes, improving the health status of the community and achieving a high level of patient satisfaction. Residents study several clinical specialties and provide care for a wide range of patients. They also educate patients, pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other members of the healthcare team on drug-related topics.

The Memorial Residency Program is a 12-month progressive residency program offering clinical rotations in:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Hospital
  • Research
  • Neonatology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine

Elective rotations are available for an optimal practice experience. Electives include:

  • Administration
  • Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Transitions of Care

The residency program is also tailored to meet individual interests and time is provided for research, projects and professional meetings. Upon completion of the Memorial Residency Program, participants are competent pharmacists with enhanced clinical skills and knowledge, able to contribute greatly to the pharmacy profession. Our multi-site residency program has focused tracks affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital South. Experiences with these programs include the same required rotations with electives in specialty areas of pediatrics or rehabilitation medicine.

Longitudinal experiences include:

  • Staffing
  • Meeting participation
  • Quality and med safety
  • Education
  • Research

Additional training within our residency program include a teaching certificate option, expanded mentorship program, pharmacy resident grand rounds and journal club.

Learn about our benefits and application requirements.

Number of Positions

  • 4 traditional PGY1 residency positions – Memorial Regional Hospital (NMS Code 121313)
  • 1 pediatric-focused resident position – Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital (NMS Code 121322)
  • 1 rehab-focused resident position – Memorial Regional Hospital South (NMS Code 121323)
  • 3 non-traditional PGY1 positions – Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Memorial Cancer Institute (NMS Code 121321)
  • New programs in pre-candidate status
    • PGY2 in Oncology
    • PGY2 in Psychiatry

Contact Us

Carla Hawkins Smith, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Director
Memorial Regional Hospital

Robert Kraljevich, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Coordinator
Memorial Regional Hospital South

Joanie Stevens, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Coordinator
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

About Memorial Regional Hospital

Memorial Regional Hospital, the flagship facility of Memorial Healthcare System, is one of the largest hospitals in Florida, with a reputation for advanced medicine and technology. Among its renowned programs are:

The hospital is one of only six Level I trauma centers in the state qualified to treat the most severe, life-threatening injuries.

See awards given to Memorial Healthcare System.

About the Pharmacy Department

Memorial pharmacists practice in an environment where service and commitment make them valuable members of the healthcare team. Pharmacy services are fully decentralized and utilize some of the industry's most advanced technology, along with systems that ensure safe and effective medication use. Our advanced technology includes:

  • DoseEdge Pharmacy Workflow Manager
  • EPIC Electronic Health Record
  • Pharmogistics
  • Pyxis Automated Distribution System

Clinical pharmacy services are shown through:

  • Anticoagulation monitoring
  • Comprehensive medication reconciliation
  • Adult and pediatric heart transplant services
  • Multidisciplinary rounds
  • Total parenteral nutrition consults, patient education and discharge counseling, pharmacokinetic dosing and Specialty Pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Department comprises clinical pharmacists and specialists who interact daily through pharmaceutical care assignments. Staff members include those with graduate degrees, fellowship training, residency training, board certification and years of clinical and management experience.