Residency Programs: Drug Information Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)
With an emphasis in Informatics and Patient/Medication Safety
The specialized residency in drug information practice was created to develop an
expert level of competency in the practical application of comprehensive drug information
services. The program is managed under the guidelines established by the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is ASHP accredited.
Comprehensive drug information practice activities are managed by the
Division of Therapeutic Policy Management (TPM) within the Pharmacy department.
Responsibilities of the division include formulary management through the P&T
Committee and its various subcommittees, medication use evaluation, cost-avoidance
and pharmacoeconomics, adverse drug reaction reporting and administration of the
Drug Information Service.
Medication and patient safety is emphasized as TPM works closely with the multidisciplinary
Medication Safety Team and Patient Safety Officer. The TPM division coordinates
the hospital's adverse drug reaction program and is involved in the medication error
reporting process. Opportunities to participate in root cause analysis for patient
safety are available.
The Drug Information Service serves health care professionals and consumers in North
Florida and South Georgia. The service is a training site for doctor of pharmacy
students from the state's colleges of pharmacy as well as PGY-1 residents. Emphasis
is placed on developing skills in literature evaluation and appropriate application
of biostatistics. Interactive teaching experiences are available during the student
rotation, and through participation in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy's
biostatistics and literature evaluation classes.
The Division of Therapeutic Policy Management prepares and publishes official publications
of the P&T Committee, including the Drug Update newsletter and the annual Shands
Jacksonville Formulary of Approved Drugs. The division maintains a close relationship
with the Division of Clinical Research, which is responsible for research management,
investigational drug control and protocol management.
Shands Jacksonville places a high value on use of technology to improve patient
safety, as seen through our electronic health record and smart pump technologies.
Bedside bar code scanning is in our near future. Thus, multiple informatics experiences
are available. A longitudinal informatics experience is incorporated in the PGY-2
Bernadette Belgado, Pharm.D.
Twelve months, beginning in July
- 10 days of personal leave
- 5 paid holidays
- Professional leave for conferences and interviews
- Health insurance
- Dental coverage
- Life insurance
- Educational and professional travel allowances
Eligibility requirements for the residency program include the following:
- Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy with a Doctor of
- Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – all residents must take their exams
prior to the start of the residency
- On-site interview
- For non-resident alien applicants, authorization for employment that is valid through
the residency period is required
- Letter of intent
- Current curriculum vitae
Letters of recommendation
from three (3) professional sources
- Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades
The application deadline is Jan. 9, 2013.
Application materials should be submitted through PhORCAS.
Shands Jacksonville Pharmacy Department
655 West 8th Street, C-89
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-4157
Fax: (904) 244-4272
Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org
to check on the status of their application. After the application is complete and
reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange
an onsite interview.