PGY2 Emergency Medicine

PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Program Description

Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is a full-service 560-bed hospital with 24/7 emergency care. The Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola emergency departments provide care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses throughout the Pensacola area including the 43-bed main emergency department, 7-bed obstetric emergency department, and 21-bed pediatric emergency department at the main hospital in Pensacola, FL and two freestanding emergency departments (Pensacola and Navarre, FL) each with 18 beds. The main emergency department is recognized as a Level II Trauma Center, a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, and a nationally certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Emergency Department averages over 61,000 visits per year. Patient acuity in the ED is high, as demonstrated by an admission rate of 31% - including critical care admission rate of 2%.

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Freestanding Emergency Medicine
  • Adult Emergency Medicine with Precepting Focus

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Longitudinal Toxicology 
  • Longitudinal Infectious Disease
  • Research
  • Staffing 
  • Practice Management

Potential Elective Rotations (3):

  • Rapid Response Elective
  • Staffing Elective

*may be additional opportunities to accommodate other interests; may repeat any required learning experience for advanced, additional experience 

Staffing Requirements

Every 3rd weekend

Holidays: 1 major, 2 minor


  • 12 days Paid Time Off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid attendance to ASHP Midyear and Florida Residency Conference


Alyssa Weideling, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program Director

Alyssa is a graduate of Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. Following graduation, she completed her PGY1 residency at University Health Shreveport in Louisiana. She joined Ascension Sacred Heart in 2017, and she serves as a clinical staff pharmacist in the ED and as the Residency Program Director of the PGY2 Emergency Medicine program. She also serves as a primary preceptor for the PGY1 Emergency Medicine elective learning experience and a primary preceptor and mentor for resident research projects. Her clinical responsibilities include working closely with the multidisciplinary ED team to care for critical and non-critical patients to manage a variety of disease states encountered in the ED. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, kayaking, and attending sporting events and concerts.


Dwight Burnham, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Medicine Preceptor

Dwight Burnham, PharmD, BCPS is originally from Brewton, Alabama and is a graduate of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY-1 residency at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he developed his clinical interests in emergency medicine and critical care. He joined the pharmacy staff here at Sacred Heart in 2021 and is a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department. His primary clinical responsibilities include coverage of the emergency department during the evenings where he works with the multidisciplinary ED team and assists with medication needs during medical emergencies. His clinical interests include toxicology, trauma, and ACLS. Outside of work Dwight enjoys going to the beach, exploring the local restaurants, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide (Roll Tide!)


Alexandra Wilson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Emergency Medicine Preceptor

Alexandra completed her PharmD at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University. Following graduation, she completed her PGY-1 residency here, at Ascension Sacred Heart, and she stayed on as a staff clinical pharmacist. Now, she serves as a clinical pharmacist in the emergency department (ED). She is a preceptor for the PGY-1 emergency medicine elective and PGY-2 emergency medicine program as well as serving as a mentor for residents and research projects. She works with the ED team to care for critical and non-critical patients to manage a variety of disease states encountered in the ED. Outside of her pharmacy career, Alexandra enjoys yoga, traveling to different places, going to the beach, reading, and playing with her dog, Winston.


Jonathan Gray, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Preceptor


Jonathan is an Alabama native and graduated with his PharmD from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY-1 residency with a focus on critical care at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL and then began his career in the medical intensive care unit at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. He joined the Sacred Heart Hospital team in 2021 as one of the critical care pharmacists where he serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 Critical care Rotation and is the primary preceptor for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Critical Care Rotation. Outside of work he enjoys traveling and dragging his friends around town on his mission to find the best Mexican restaurant in the area. 


Matthew Ruland, PharmD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Preceptor

Coming soon!



Alexandria N. Boot, PharmD

Current Resident

Alex is originally from Laurel, Mississippi. She completed her PharmD at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Following graduation, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola where she stayed on as our first PGY2 Emergency Medicine resident. Upon the completion of her PGY2, Alex plans to become board certified in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy. Outside of her pharmacy career, she loves attending concerts, traveling/hiking, and going to football and baseball games! She also is a photographer on the side.