Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola PGY1 Residency Program
PGY1 Residency Program And 2021 Application Details
We offer a total of FIVE post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency experiences, four (4) ADULT track and one (1) PEDIATRIC track positions.
ADULT track NMS Code = 163113
PEDIATRIC track NMS Code = 163125
Completed applications include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Head shot photo
- Letter of Intent declaring interest in our Adult or Pediatric track PGY1 residency program
- Candidates should not select both. Please choose either "adult" or "pediatric" ONLY.
- Pharmacy School Transcripts
- Three Letters of Recommendation
Applicants can select from the following interview 2021 virtual interview dates:
Adult Residency Candidates Interview Dates
Monday, February 1
Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
Pediatric Residency Candidate Interview Date
Friday, February 5
PGY1 Program Purpose
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola - About Us
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is the hub of the Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida. It is a regional medical and surgical hospital that serves the Northwest Florida region.
Major regional services based in Pensacola also include: A Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, the area's leading stroke center, a level II trauma center, and a full-service diagnostic center, including women's health and maternity services.
The hospital is affiliated with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart, a regional network of doctors and providers stretching from Gulf Shores, Alabama, to Apalachicola, Florida.
Ascension Sacred Heart is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic, nonprofit health system. Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola’s Mission
Sacred Heart’s faith-based mission has been its driving force since we were founded by the Daughters of Charity. Our mission is, “Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.”
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola’s Vision
We envision a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities and that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. We will expand the role of laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry in the future.
Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
Creativity: Courageous innovation
Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
More than a century ago, when the people of Pensacola asked for better healthcare and a more modern hospital, their prayers were answered by the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters comprise a religious order that was founded in 1633 in France by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac with the mission of caring for the poor and the sick. The Daughters came to Pensacola not only to build a hospital, but to carry out their charitable mission of providing excellent healthcare to all persons, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Today, the hospital built in Pensacola by the Sisters continues that same mission. Pensacola remains the hub of what has become a truly regional Health System with three hospital campuses, as well as outpatient facilities, physician offices and other services spanning 200 miles of the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, Ala. to Apalachicola, Fla.
After 50 years in its original stone structure on 12th Avenue, the hospital relocated in 1965 to a new hospital off Ninth Avenue in Pensacola, across from Cordova Mall.
Since then, Sacred Heart has continued to advance its technology and expand its services. In August of 1996, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - Northwest Florida's first and only children's hospital - opened on the Pensacola campus.
In 2000, Sacred Heart completed major expansion projects that added new wings for surgical suites, a Regional Heart and Vascular Institute and a new center for emergency/trauma services. Sacred Heart teamed up with Methodist Homes to open the new Haven of Our Lady of Peace nursing home off Summit Boulevard in November 2001.
Sacred Heart completed the largest expansion of its Pensacola campus in 2014 with the construction of the Bayou Tower, which added 112 private rooms to the hospital. In 2016, Sacred Heart broke ground on a new four-story Children's Hospital -- the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart -- which opened in 2019.
Today, Sacred Heart continues its legacy of serving individuals, families and communities as part of Ascension. Together, our caregivers strive to bring you coordinated, compassionate care that is personalized to your individual needs.
Pharmacy Committee Involvement
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee (ASP)
Investigational Review Board (IRB)
Medication Safety Committee
Critical Care Committee
Departmental Shared Governance Committee
Surgery/OR Steering Committee
Serious Safety Event Review Team (SERT)
PGY1 Preceptor Committee
Residency Advisory Committee (RAC)
Medication Shortage Committee
Pharmacy Leadership Committee
Pharmacy Stoplight Leadership Committee
Ascension Sacred Heart Quality & Safety Committee Meeting
Comprehensive Stroke Committee
Sentri7 Clinical Advisory Committee
Pharmacy Resident Research Committee
Leadership Daily Safety Huddle
Ascension Pharmacy Community Call
Specialists/Team Lead Meeting
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola Leadership Council
Bi-Weekly Multi-Ministry collaboration throughout FY20 in support of Clinical Process Reliability
ACRI IRB Workgroup Call
Total Joint Center Monthly Meeting
GME Governance Meeting
Pharmacy Technician Meeting
Bi-Weekly Resident-RPD meeting
Clinical Pharmacy Services
The following are clinical activities provided by the pharmacy department:
Adverse drug event reporting
Drug order entry, preparation, and distribution
IV to PO conversion
Patient education / discharge counseling
Parenteral nutrition preparation & monitoring
Patient profile review for drug-drug & drug-food interactions, therapeutic duplications & modifications
Pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring
Renal dose adjustment
Therapeutic Heparin monitoring and dosing
Feel free to contact any of us with any questions:
Ernie Cyr, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Glenn Grantner, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator
PGY1 Residency Program Learning Experiences
PGY1 Residency Program Learning Structure
Required “Core” Rotations: Adult (7); Pediatric (7)
Adult Internal Medicine I
Adult Internal Medicine II
Adult Critical Care
Pediatric Internal Medicine#
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Intensive Care
Elective Rotations: Adult (5); Pediatric (4)**
Advanced Critical Care (Adult/NICU/PICU)
Outpatient Infusion Therapy
Pediatric Internal Medicine
Any of the core rotations could be an elective experience
Pharmacy Practice Management
$ Monthly rotations
*Required two, one month rotations.
**Elective rotations are flexible. If the resident has a particular area of interest, additional elective rotations may be created. Alternatively, any Required Rotation can be repeated as an Elective Rotation. One month in duration.
***Longitudinal rotations begin after 6 weeks of orientation and continue through the entire residency year. Evaluated Quarterly.
# 8 week rotation
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