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Welcome to the AdventHealth Orlando PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando, has been in existence for more than 30 years. During this 12-month program, the resident's focus will be on professional development while having full exposure to a spectrum of diverse patient populations.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

A Place for Professional and Personal Development

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Welcome to the AdventHealth Orlando PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.


The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando, has been in existence for more than 30 years. During this 12-month program, the resident's focus will be on professional development while having full exposure to a spectrum of diverse patient populations. 


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. Completion of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at AdventHealth Orlando would provide eligibility for board certification and PGY2 pharmacy residency training.


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Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at AdventHealth Orlando. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Michael Geisel, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Program Description

General Information:

  • Positions available: 15-18 full-time, 12 month commitment
  • Estimated annual stipend: $50,000 + meeting travel support
  • 12 months immediate health insurance
  • 10 days paid vacation; 5 project days
  • Weekend, overnight, and evening service commitment required
  • Officer and committee Involvement
  • Application deadline: January 4th          

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency or equivalent experience
  • Possession or eligibility for Florida licensure
  • Participant in the National Matching Service and PhORCAS
  • The following application materials must be submitted by the deadline: curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation utilizing the PhORCAS template, transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended

Other Program Benefits:

  • Teaching certificate opportunities
  • Travel reimbursement to professional conferences
  • AdventHealth lab coat and scrubs
  • Free employee parking
  • Discounted meals
  • Resident office space/dedicated laptop
  • Immediate medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Employee discounts on meals and at many local merchants
Learning Experiences

With the exception of the longitudinal experiences, learning experiences are five (5) weeks in duration unless otherwise noted or part of a customized resident plan.  


Core (Required) Learning Experiences: 

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • General Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Administration and Practice Management
  • Selective 1 of 3: (Surgery, Neurology, Oncology)·          

Elective Learning Experiences: 

  • Advanced Core Rotation
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Clinical Administration
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transitional Care

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

  • 1 medication use evaluation
  • 1 research project suitable for publication and presentation at the Florida Residency Conference
  • 1 hour ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation
  • Regular review of medication safety events
  • 4 journal clubs
  • 4 patient case presentations
  • ACLS certification with rotating code response responsibility
  • Department staffing every 3rd weekend, 1 evening shift every other week, and rotating overnight clinical shifts
  • Participation will also be expected in the following: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Formulary Subcommittee, Medication Safety Committee, performance improvement projects, and student/employee teaching
Longitudinal Requirements

The following activities will be completed throughout the course of the residency year and are required for satisfactory completion of the pharmacy residency program. There are 4 longitudinal learning experiences (Medication Safety, Pharmacy and Professional Management, Pharmacy Practice Advancement, and Pharmacy Practice Experience) that include the below activities:

  • Regular review of medication safety events
  • Design and conduct a pharmacy improvement project ("research project") pertinent to patient care, pharmacy operations, quality improvement, regulatory issues, and/or medication safety. Present results of research at the Florida Residency Conference or equivalent. Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.
  • Complete at least one medication use evaluation (MUE) and present results as a poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Present a one-hour ACPE accredited Continuing Education seminar
  • Participate in clinical and distributive pharmacy staffing every third weekend, one every other week and 3 major/modified holidays
Application Information

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed PhORCAS Application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 References using standard form in PhORCAS with narrative comment sections completed
  • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended


All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 4th.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michael Geisel at


National Matching Service Code: 161713