Welcome to the 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at AdventHealth Apopka, formerly known as Florida Hospital. AdventHealth Apopka is a 120-bed acute care hospital that opened in early 2018 which will grow into a 200-bed hospital. It is located just outside of the Orlando area and provides a work environment with a family-feel. Services include emergency, critical care, radiology, sports medicine, general surgery and cardiology. At AdventHealth Apopka, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ to our community by providing the most advanced care in the area within a compassionate, caring environment that puts our patients and families first. The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Apopka was established in 2020. Our inaugural class graduated in June 2021.
PGY1 Purpose: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
The residency program expands both clinical and staffing services at our facility and augments the excellent pharmacy staff we currently have. Residents will participate in a decentralized pharmacy model and work with multidisciplinary teams, monitoring responses to drug therapy and optimizing care to improve patient outcomes. Residents who complete the residency program will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to provide patient-focused care and become confident, independent clinicians in the health care team.
Thank you for your interest in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at AdventHealth Apopka. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Residency Program Director:
Natalie Manley, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Coordinator:
Tracey L. Dobbs, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care