The Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC) Department of Pharmacy PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is a 12-month program designed to further develop the resident’s academic, professional, leadership, and research skills. Specifically, the resident will be actively involved in managing the therapeutic decisions and clinical outcomes of patients in a multi-disciplinary environment. Upon completion of the program, the resident will have the confidence and skills to practice in variety of pharmacy services and excel in the realms of clinical practice, teaching, and research.
Moffitt’s Post Graduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2012 and since has obtained approval and funding for one pharmacy practice residency position.The program was awarded accreditation status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2013.
The PGY-1 resident works closely with dedicated preceptors and participates in all aspects of pharmacy practice pertaining to clinical practice and outcomes, research and education. The residency contains administrative and drug information components to facilitate clinical and/or research opportunities. While providing care to our large and diverse patient base, our residency provides didactic and experiential training in the areas of internal medicine, critical care, ambulatory services, medical oncology, infectious diseases, pain management, nutrition support hematology and blood and marrow transplant. In addition, the resident will become ACLS certified and participate on the code blue team.
Resident completing this program, along with clinical skills, gains proficiency in pharmacy administration (ADRs, MUEs, pharmacoeconomics and justification of services), precepting students, drug information, research, writing and presenting. The goal of our program is to prepare you to compete for clinical pharmacy positions nationally or to pursue Post Graduate Year Two specialty residency or Fellowship positions.
It is essential for pharmacy graduates to obtain the knowledge base and clinical skills required to become competent in the pharmaceutical care of patients. Pharmacy residencies serve as one of the best modalities for pharmacy graduates to obtain skills by providing the opportunity to apply and integrate pharmaceutical care principles in the care of patients under the close supervision of a preceptor. This residency is designed to instill a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept of pharmacists being responsible and accountable for pursuing optimal drug therapy outcomes in the provision of pharmaceutical care.