Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

A Message from Our Director

Welcome to the 12-month PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando.

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Please see additional program information about our Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program here and in the additional menus.

Thank you for your interest in our program! Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Lydia Fancher, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program Director
Lydia.Fancher@adventhealth.com

Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

A Place for Professional and Personal Development

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Program Description

General information:

  • Positions available: 1 full-time, 12-month commitment
  • Estimated Annual Stipend: $52,800 + meeting travel support
  • 12 months immediate health insurance
  • 10 days paid vacation
  • Officer and Committee Involvement
  • Weekend, overnight, and evening service commitment is required
  • 5 Project Days
  • Application Deadline: January 3rd

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 Services and PhORCAS

The following application materials must be submitted by the deadline: curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation utilizing the PhORCAS template (1 from clinical pharmacist, 1 from Residency Program Director), transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended.  

Other Program Benefits: 

  • 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

Learning experiences are of 5 weeks duration, and consist of core (required) learning experiences and three elective experiences. 

Required Learning Experiences

  • General hospital orientation/ED operations & staffing
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Critical care
  • Adult emergency medicine (total four rotations)
    • Critical care/resuscitation
    • Cardiology/pulmonology 
    • Neurology/psychology
    • Antimicrobial stewardship

Example Elective Learning Experiences (Select 3, subject to change)

  • AdventHealth East emergency (community teaching/toxicology)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/ID (Hospital based not ED)
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Trauma (off-site rotation)

Longitudinal Requirements

  • 1 medication use evaluation
  • 1 research project suitable for publication and presentation at a professional meeting
  • 4 journal clubs
  • 4 patient case presentations
  • 1 Formulary review, Power-Plan revision/creation, or policy revision/creation
  • 1 hour ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation
  • ACLS and PALS certification
  • Participation will also be expected in the following: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Formulary Subcommittee; performance improvement projects; student, employee, and resident teaching; and Medication Safety Committee
Application Information

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed PhORCAS Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 Recommendations utilizing the PhORCAS template (1 from clinical pharmacist, 1 from Residency Program Director)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended

All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 3rd

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lydia Fancher at lydia.fancher@adventhealth.com

National Matching Service Code: 753669

Meet our Preceptors

Lydia B. Fancher, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

Learning Experiences: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Fancher received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006 from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. In 2007 she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD; followed by a PGY2 residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Furthering her experience, she established a new pharmacist position in the emergency department (ED) in Orlando, FL at Dr. P. Phillip’s Hospital in 2008. During her five years in this position she developed the pharmacy driven medication reconciliation program, streamlined empiric antibiotic selection, and was a preceptor for both APPE and IPPE students from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Fancher joined the team at AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando, in 2014 and once pharmacy presence in the ED was well established she developed a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency program starting in 2017-2018. Dr. Fancher also enjoys mentoring students at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy where she holds a Clinical Assistant Professor position participating in their Career Coach program.

Dr. Fancher is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP). In her spare time she participates in medical mission trips to Les Cayes, Haiti on an annual basis.

James (Jim) Priano, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Learning Experience: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jim Priano received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Plainview Hospital in Plainview, NY and his specialty PGY2 in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. During this time he served as adjunct clinical faculty at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Priano’s clinical interests include acute analgesia and resuscitation. He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Priano joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2015 as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist. In addition to his multiple publications, he reviews articles for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the Journal of Pharmacy Technology.

Andrea P. Dunn, Pharm.D.

Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Required Learning Experience: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Dunn is a proud graduate of Howard University, College of Pharmacy, where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Education from University of Florida. As she matriculated through pharmacy school, she developed a strong interest in pediatric pharmacotherapy. As a result, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with a pediatric emphasis at Baptist Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Residency at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children. Dr. Dunn joined AdventHealth in 2014 and she is passionate about caring for pediatric patients. She enjoys teaching pharmacy residents and aspiring student pharmacist.

Dr. Dunn is currently a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her areas of interests include critical care and infectious disease (including HIV/AIDS).

Jack Tran, Pharm.D., AE-C

Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Required Learning Experience: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Tran received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland in 2013. He completed his postgraduate year one pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He then joined AdventHealth for Children in 2014 to complete the postgraduate year two in pediatrics.

Dr. Tran is currently a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists.

Claudia Dubois, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Staff Pharmacist/Pharmacist in Charge

Learning Experiences: AdventHealth East Orlando emergency (community teaching/toxicology)

Dr. Dubois originally from Orlando, FL, received her BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida in 2009. She went on the complete her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2013 and her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at AdventHealth Orlando, formerly Florida Hospital Orlando, in 2014.

Dr. Dubois is currently a clinical staff pharmacist at AdventHealth East Orlando with an emphasis in emergency and critical care medicine. Dr. Dubois is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacists and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Meet our Current Resident

Kaitlin Rzasa, PharmD
Dr. Kaitlin Rzasa is from Hickory, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Appalachian State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During her time in pharmacy school, Kaitlin was actively involved in Phi Delta Chi, Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy, and the Triangle College of Clinical Pharmacy. After graduation, Kaitlin went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida. Upon completion of her PGY2 in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Rzasa would like to pursue a career as an emergency medicine clinical specialist while precepting pharmacy students and residents.