PGY1 Residency Program Learning Structure
Pensacola’s First PGY1 Residency Program
2003 we welcomed our first class of residents (Our 20th Year!)
72 residents have graduated from our program (25 program graduates have remained part of our team since 2015)
Part of the nation’s largest Catholic non-profit healthcare system
Faith is at the center of our care
Each resident and our preceptors are at the heart of our program.
At Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola, our mission is to train the next generation of pharmacists with high-quality, well respected preceptors who offer diverse learning experiences. Our aspiration as a program, through a system of excellence, is for each resident to become the best version of themselves and achieve outcomes surpassing that of their preceptors. In the end, both resident and preceptor have a common mission to promote optimized pharmaceutical care, the advancement of our pharmacy profession, and to be one of the top PGY1 pharmacy residency programs in the nation.
Number of PGY1 Positions:
4 Adult Patient focused1 *Pediatric Patient focused (Seeking to add a second pediatric position for 2024_2025)
*Also now in pre-candidate status to meet the new ASHP Standard. With our new pediatric resident(s) next year we will change to candidate status.
Salary and Benefits: $47,500 + benefits**
**Benefits: Paid time off (12 days); full health, dental, and vision benefits (if the resident elects coverage); Paid attendance to ASHP Midyear meeting and the Florida Residency Conference.
Interview Required: Yes
Offering both in person and virtual interviews
Adult PGY1 In Person Interview Dates:
Friday, January 26, 2024
Monday, January 29, 2024
Monday, February 6, 2024
Adult PGY1 Virtual Interview Date:
Friday, February 9, 2024
Pediatric PGY1 In Person Interview Dates:
Friday, February 2, 2024
Pediatric PGY1 Virtual Interview Dates:
Monday, February 12, 2024
PGY1 Adult Phase Two Virtual Interview Date
Monday, March 25, 2024
PGY1 Pediatric Phase Two Virtual Interview Date
Friday, March 29, 2024
January 3, 2024
Prospective candidates must hold or anticipate graduation with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, eligible for Florida Intern & Pharmacist license, and be committed to fulfilling all the requirements of the program.
Completed Applications include
Curriculum vitaePharmacy school transcripts
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Letter of intent declaring interest in a specific program (PGY1 Adult, PGY1 Pediatric, etc.)
Applicants please choose only one program of interest.
Starting Date: Our 52 week residency program begins 6/16/2024
Residency Special Features: Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola offers a wide variety of clinical rotations that provide extensive pharmaceutical care experiences.
Program Structure (Link)
Ernie Cyr, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director (Adult and Pediatric Programs)
Glenn Grantner, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator - Adult
Keyosha Stallworth, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Clinical Staff Pharmacist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator - Pediatrics
Resident Learning Experiences
Residency certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the following activities:
Resident Research 2023
A dedicated research committee oversees resident research
Apixaban for VTE treatment in severe renal impairment Ascension multi-center research
Impact of an Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Led Culturing Stewardship Intervention on Blood Culture Contamination Rates in the Emergency Department
Impact of Entresto formulary management on patient compliance outcomes
Impact of rapid diagnostics plus antimicrobial stewardship in blood culturing
Evaluation of the efficacy of intravenous ketorolac dose capping for acute pain in a pediatric tertiary care center