Samantha Vickers, PharmD, BCPS
About the Program
Broward Health Medical Center residents will participate in distributive as well as clinical pharmacy functions. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, residents will experience a wide variety of practice environments. Residents may choose from a large selection of electives. The various facilities throughout Broward Health provide excellent exposure for candidates in many areas of specialized medicine. There are opportunities to expand and enhance knowledge base via training with an emphasis in acute care, ambulatory care, or pediatric care. Longitudinal experiences focusing on patient safety, administration, ambulatory clinic experience, and academia are integrated into the program. The candidate will also have the opportunity to precept Pharm.D. students throughout the year.
Residency Information:Duration/Type: 12 month/residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: January 10th
Starting Date: June 20th
Estimated Stipend: $51,713
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features: Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) Pharmacy Residents will participate in operational, clinical, and administrative pharmacy experiences. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, residents will be exposed to a wide variety of practice environments such as Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases, Nutritional Support, and Pediatrics/Neonatology among others. Residents may choose from a large selection of electives including but not limited to Adult/Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pharmacy Informatics, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine, Liver Transplant, Psychiatry, Research Pharmacy Services, and Pediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care. The various facilities throughout Broward Health provide excellent exposure for residents in many areas of specialized medicine. There are opportunities to expand and enhance knowledge base via training with an emphasis in acute care, ambulatory care, or pediatric care. Longitudinal experiences focusing on Pharmacy Administration/Medication Safety, Clinical Pharmacy Coordination, Organ Transplantation, and Academia/Teaching Certificate are integrated into the program. Residents are required to complete an individual clinical research project, which is presented at the Florida Residency Conference. The residents will also have the opportunity to precept Pharm.D. students throughout the year.
Fringe Benefits: The resident receives (through pre-tax payroll deductions) health insurance with optional dental and optical plans, personal time off/vacation, cafeteria meal plan, and professional travel reimbursement (ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting and the Annual Residency Conference). Parking is provided for free to the resident.
Special Requirements for Acceptance: Broward Health Medical Center participates in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™). Applications will only be accepted via PhORCAS™. Prospective residents must be registered in PhORCAS™ in order to submit the following required application materials by January 10th of each year for consideration:
- A letter of intent that includes the candidate’s goals and objectives for completion of BHMC’s ASHP-accredited program
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation completed online through PhORCAS.
- An official transcript from the College(s) of Pharmacy where the candidate is expected to graduate or graduated from
Note: The resident must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College of Pharmacy, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Florida. After receipt of all the required materials, selected applicants will be contacted for an on-site interview. During the interview the applicant is required to:
- Deliver a 10 minute Power Point presentation on a pharmacy-related topic of their choice
- Achieve a passing score on a clinical assessment
Owner Affiliate: Broward Health
Model Type(s): Community, Teaching Hospital
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 50
Non-Professional Staff: 42
Number of Medical Centers: 4 hospitals, 11 ambulatory care clinics
Total Beds: 714
Average Daily Census: 500
- Hospital orientation
- GME orientation
- Departmental orientation
5 Weeks (June-July)
Orientation includes staffing, Anticoagulation and Kinetics training.
Required Learning Experiences (R)
1. Internal Medicine I
2. Internal Medicine II
3. Critical Care Medicine
4. General Pediatrics
5. Infectious Diseases
6. Pharmacy Administration
Seven core rotations 4 weeks each
Resident must select all seven rotations.
Elective Learning Experiences (E)
1. Adult Oncology
2. Pediatric Oncology
3. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
4. Pharmacy Informatics
5. Ambulatory Care Adults
6. Emergency Medicine
7. Nutrition Support
8. Advanced Infectious Diseases (ID)
9. Liver Transplant Pharmacotherapy
10. Advanced Critical Care Medicine
11. Advanced Administration
13. Research Pharmacy Services
14. Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
15. Advanced Cardiology
Fifteen elective rotations 4 weeks each
Resident must select 3 out of the 15 offered elective rotations.
Required Learning Experiences (R)
1. Liver Transplantation Clinic
2. Pharmacy Practice
3. Administration/Medication Safety
4. Clinical Pharmacy Coordination
5. Drug Information
7. Academia/Teaching Certificate
Seven longitudinal rotations throughout the residency year
Resident must select 7 out of 7 longitudinal rotations.
Prior to each rotation, it is the responsibility of the resident to obtain required preparatory and reading materials for the next rotation. Some rotations are required prior to more advanced rotations (e.g. Internal Medicine must be taken prior to Critical Care).
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