Ascension St. Vincent's
Pharmacy Residencies

Why Choose St. Vincent Pharmacy Residencies?

St. Vincent's Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville, Florida, and the surrounding area since 1916. We are a member of Ascension, the nation's largest faith-based healthcare system that is dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Today, we are recognized for providing high-quality, compassionate care to everyone we serve.

Program History

The St. Vincent’s Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2006. Over the last 15 years, we have diligently worked to expand our residency offerings while balancing our pharmacy department and patient needs. We currently offer five PGY1 positions focused on acute care, one PGY1 position focused on ambulatory care and one position in our PGY2 critical program that are all fully accredited by ASHP. We are also excited to announce that we have received funding and has been approved for precandidate status by ASHP for one PGY2 position in our ambulatory care program.  Our residency programs are customized to each residents career goals and are designed to develop advanced knowledge to provide high level pharmaceutical care. We have dedicated preceptors that have received certification in a variety of Board of Pharmacy Specialties including: ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, nutrition support, oncology and pharmacotherapy. In addition, we have a well developed resident research program that has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals. Recent publications include:
  • Wu S, Allen B, Alikhil M, et al. Impact of potentially unwarranted intravenous antibiotics targeting pulmonary infections in acute decompensated heart failure. J Pharm Technol. Available online:
  • Ragoonanan D, Allen B, Cannon C, et al. Comparison of early versus late initiation of hydrocortisone in patients with septic shock in the ICU setting. Ann Pharmacother. Available online:
  • Chaudhry A, Allen B, Paylor M, et al. Evaluation of the reliability of MRSA screens in patients undergoing universal decolonization. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 Nov 16; 77(23):1965-1972.
  • Adams C, Tucker C, Allen B, et al. Disparities in hemodynamic resuscitation of the obese critically ill septic shock patient. Journal of Critical Care. 2017 Feb;37:219-223.
  • Gortemoller M, Allen B, Forsyth R, et al. Comparison of oral and intravenous tranexamic acid for prevention of perioperative blood loss in total knee and total hip arthroplasty. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Mar;52(3):246-250.
  • Willis C, Allen B, Tucker C, et al. Impact of a pharmacist-driven Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance protocol. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2017 Nov;74(21):1765-1773.
  • Phan A, Allen B, Epps K, et al. Initiative to reduce aztreonam use in patients with self-reported penicillin allergy: Effects on clinical outcomes and antibiotic prescribing patterns. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2018 Sep; 75(17 Supplement 3):S58-S62.
  • Ramos K, Allen B, Cannon C, et al. Comparison of fluoroquinolone versus non-fluoroquinolone therapy for inpatient treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2019 Dec;35(6):251-257.
Our department is committed to providing an excellent post-graduate pharmacy residency training environment while developing the pharmacy leaders of the future.