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Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)

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Purpose and Mission Statement of the Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)

Purpose Statement: The Lee Health PGY1 Community-Based pharmacy residency program will build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Mission Statement: The residency program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences that supports the resident's clinical, academic, and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pharmacy practitioners and leaders by promoting confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Core Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Community Pharmacy Practice (Longitudinal)
  • Transition of Care (Longitudinal)
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Specialty Pharmacy


  • Informatics
  • Pharmacy Compliance (340B)
  • Oncology (Outpatient)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership
  • Managed Care

Additional Longitudinal Experiences:

Community and Staff Education

Residents will be responsible for coordinating and participating in community service events (i.e. brown bag events, community presentations). Additionally, residents will provide routine staff education in written and verbal presentations.

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Medication Safety

Each resident will participate in the review, investigation, and intervention of reported medication errors. Based on upon rotation experience and reported medication errors, residents will identify and implement a quality and safety initiative. Resident will submit the quarterly site specific report out to the Medication Safety Committee.

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Project Management

Each resident is required to complete a quality research project to enhance the residents' professional growth and benefit the department through innovative changes in the way pharmacy is practiced. The research project will be presented by the resident to members of the Department of Pharmacy and at the Florida Residency Conference in the Spring.

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Pharmacy Practice Leadership Seminar

Residents will focus on personal leadership and habits for personal success, organizational leadership and transformation change management. Residents will gain an understanding about issues in leadership and how to constructively handle their own typical human emotional responses to leadership situations. Residents will learn practical skills and analyze their own abilities in developing a personal leadership vision. Learning methods include reading, discussion, reflective writing, and ongoing interaction with managers and leaders.

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Service Experience

Residents are required to staff one weekend every four weeks starting in August through June. Weekend pharmacy practice experience requirements do not entitle the resident to any additional time off during the week.

In addition, each resident will be required to staff one of the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day. Residents will be off all major holidays unless he/she chooses to work.

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Teaching Activities and Teaching Certificate Program

Residents are expected to participate in various teaching activities. The purpose of such activities is to foster development and refinement of the resident's therapeutic knowledge base, communication/presentation skills, literature evaluation skills, and to promote the effectiveness of the resident as a teacher/presenter.

Teaching activities include the following:

  • Residents are required to prepare and present a one hour ACPE accredited continuing education program.
  • Residents will serve as mentors to APPE students in the Lee Health APPE Block Program
  • Residents may serve as co-preceptor to PharmD students during intermediate or advanced rotation experiences
  • Residents may participate in and complete the Lee Health ACPE Teaching Certificate Program
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Medication Therapy Management

Residents will coordinate Medication Therapy Management visits with patients to complete a comprehensive therapy review of their medications. During the visit, residents will identify actual or potential drug related problems, develop an action plan, and seek provider approval. Once accepted, residents provide education to the patient on how to implement the agreed upon action plan which optimize the patient’s therapy and outcome.

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  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Starting Date: Varies, last week of June or first week of July
  • Estimated Stipend: $41,400
  • Interview Required: Yes
  • Training Site Type: Hospital
  • Owner Affiliate: Public
  • Model Type(s): Community, Acute Care
  • Tax Status: Non-Profit
  • Professional Staff: 150
  • Non-Professional Staff: 150
  • Number of Acute Care Medical Centers: 5
  • Total Beds: 1,400
  • Average Daily Census: 1200

Salary and Benefits

  • Medical insurance (Health, Dental, Vision)
  • 7.40 hours PTO accrued per pay period
  • Discounted meals
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education

PGY1 Community Based Residency Program Director

Anson Phetteplace, PharmD, CPh, DPLA

Anson.Phetteplace@leehealth.org (link opens in a new window)
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