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PGY-1 COMMUNITY-BASED PHARMACY PRACTICE

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The Residency Program in Community-Based Pharmacy Practice is offered through Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. The resident will be exposed to and be involved in, a variety of community pharmacy experiences. These experiences include pharmacy administration, regulatory, and clinical services. The resident will participate in disease management, medication therapy management and other clinical services within the NSU Clinic Pharmacy. The resident will also participate in the ICUBAcares Pharmacist Advocate Program Patient Care Center where he/she will be involved in developing formulary management, adherence, medication therapy management and prior authorization strategies as well as engaging patients and providing patient care services surrounding these strategies.
As part of the residency training, the resident will be given the opportunity in didactic and clerkship opportunities in the education of pharmacy students as well as conducting a clinical research project.

Application Deadline: January 15

  • Length: 1 year
  • Start date: July 1
  • Required Degree: Pharm.D

For more information please contact:

Goar Alvarez, BPharm.,Pharm.D., C.Ph. ,FASCP
Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Services
Nova Southeastern University
College of Pharmacy
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
(954) 262-1383
galvarez@nova.edu
Director of Pharmacy – NSU Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy - SFSH
Florida Board of Pharmacy Member

PGY-1 PHARMACY

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) San Juan and HIMA San Pablo Caguas Hospital is designed to prepare pharmacists to provide high quality patient care in diverse clinical settings. Pharmacists completing this program will be provided with varied experiences to become independent clinical practitioners, educators, and leaders in the pharmacy profession.

Application Deadline: January 15

  • Length: 1 year
  • Start date: July 1
  • Required Degree: Pharm.D

For more information please contact:

Yarelis Alvarado, BPharm.,Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University
College of Pharmacy
997 San Roberto Street Professional Offices Park IV
San Juan, PR 00926
(787) 773-6576
alvarado@nova.edu

PGY-2 AMBULATORY CARE

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The PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care at the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy provides an in-depth experience in general primary care, focused management in cardiology, diabetes, transitions of care and academia. Experiences will be tailored to give the resident exposure to patients with chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient clinics within an Accountable Care Organization throughout South Florida. Residents will work closely in a variety of pharmacy faculty practice sites within the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Research Network, Services and Education (ACORN SEED) team. This PGY2 program will prepare residents to practice in a mixture of pharmacist-led and interdisciplinary patient visits.

The residency provides a unique teaching certificate program which offers experiences both in small group instruction and didactic lectures through the Nova Southeastern University Teaching Certificate Program (ITALICSRx). An additional focus of the program is through leadership and management understanding development and expansion of pharmacy services within innovative practice models. Additional rotation opportunities include academia (focused in administration) and Adherence, Transitions of Care Medication Therapy Management Call Center, and others based on resident interest and preceptor availability. The resident is expected to complete an IRB-approved research project of publishable quality and present results at local, regional or state pharmacy meetings.

Application deadline: January 7

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College/School of Pharmacy Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • On-site Interview
  • Enrolled in or Successful Completion of an accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Ability to Obtain Licensure in the State of Florida

Benefits:

  • Salary: $45,000 (subject to change)
  • Vacation: Ten working days in addition to NSU school holidays
  • Professional leave: To attend meetings and educational conferences
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401K
  • Travel compensation for national conferences

For more information please contact:

Tina Joseph, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy
3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Email:  tjoseph1@nova.edu
Phone: (954) 262-1362
Fax: (954) 262-2278

PGY-2 PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACY PRACTICE

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The specialized residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice is offered through Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Practice opportunities exist at South Florida State Hospital, the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center. It is a directed postgraduate program that centers on developing the competencies necessary to provide pharmaceutical care to psychiatric patients.

This residency and the criteria for evaluation are designed to parallel or meet the standards as set forth by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). As part of the residency training experience, the resident will be given the opportunity to participate in both the didactic and clerkship education of pharmacy students. Additionally, the resident will be expected to originate a plan, develop a protocol, and conduct a clinical research project in an area of interest with the intention of presenting or publishing the results of their study.

Length: 1 year
Start Date: July 1
Degree Required: Pharm.D.

For more information please contact:

Jose Rey, Pharm.D., BCPP
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy
3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1388
Email: joserey@nova.edu

PGY-1 WALGREENS AND NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

COMMUNITY-BASED PHARMACY

 

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The mission of Walgreens Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop confident, effective, and innovative community pharmacy practitioners. Graduates of this program will be prepared for clinical and leadership positions in the community and specialty pharmacy setting. The program is primarily based at the Walgreens Local Specialty Pharmacy in Miami, within the medical building associated with a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center. This unique setting serves HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis patients for their health care, education, and wellness needs. Pharmacists at this site work closely with an interdisciplinary healthcare team servicing roughly 1,000 patients a month to optimize clinical outcomes. In addition, the resident will receive training at other nearby Walgreens Local Specialty Pharmacies that offer clinical services to oncology, transplant, and fertility patients. Graduates of this program will gain insight to medication management, medication reconciliation, and educational and behavioral counseling. These skills will enable the resident to achieve their professional goals while providing compassionate care for members of the community and contribute to advancement of the pharmacy healthcare profession.

This residency is offered in partnership with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and will provide the resident the opportunity to develop academic skills by acting as a preceptor and educator and by conducting research. In addition, the resident will actively participate in education of Walgreens pharmacists, technicians, pharmacy students, and the community at large.

For more information please contact:

Andrea Montealegre, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Director
Email: andrea.montealegre@walgreens.com

Rina Shah, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: (847) 315-3739
Email: rina.shah@walgreens.com

Meet the Residents

PGY1 COMMUNITY

Erica Zwachte

My name is Erika Zwachte-Fennick, PharmD, and I am currently one of the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents at Nova Southeastern University. In 2016, I graduated from St. Thomas University with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. In 2020, I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University My previous experience in the Community Pharmacy field includes advocating for patients all over the country under ICUBAcares Pharmacist Advocate Program. I am passionate about Ambulatory Care, Chronic Disease State Management, and Transitions of Care. I am honored and grateful to continue to be a part of the NSU “pharmily”, and I am looking forward to making the best out of this residency year.

 

Melissa Milfort

My name is Melissa Milfort, PharmD, and I graduated in 2013 from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior and a Minor in Women Studies. Shortly thereafter, I worked as a Wellness Specialist with Life Extension Inc., for three years. In 2020, I earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. I am passionate about serving as an advocate for indigent, under-represented populations through direct patient care while on medical mission trips and in Ambulatory Care settings. I am thrilled and honored to be joining the NSU family as a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident.

 

PGY1

Natanael Corsino

My name is Natanael Corsino, PharmD, and I am currently a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. I received my Doctor in Pharmacy Degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus. Ever since I learned about residency programs in my second year, I set my mind to it. I am deeply humbled to have been selected to become a part of the NSU family amongst such great candidates. I have various areas of interest such as Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Cardiology.

 


Carlos Santiago

My name is Carlos Rafael Santiago Ortiz, PharmD, a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University and HIMA San Pablo Caguas Hospital. I recently graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus. My current practice interests include cardiology pharmacy and academia, but I am open to exploring different areas of practice during this year. Upon completion of this PGY1 pharmacy residency, I plan to practice as a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. I look forward to contributing to the NSU-College of Pharmacy tradition of training exceptional pharmacists and leaders in our profession.

 

PGY2 AMBULATORY CARE

Kajal Jain

My name is Kajal Jain, PharmD, a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 2019 and continued my training with a PGY-1 residency at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN. Through my PGY-1 residency, I realized I had a passion for developing long term relationships with patients and helping patients reach goals for their chronic disease states. I also found an interest in working with student pharmacists through precepting. NSU allows me the opportunities to have experiences in both areas of patient care and academia. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants. I am excited to continue my training at NSU!

 

Dominique Davis

My name is Dominique D. Davis, PharmD, a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Biology from Tuskegee University in Alabama and served as an elementary school teacher for four years in Miami-Dade County Public School system following graduation. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2018. My previous experience in pharmacy includes working for Walgreens Community Pharmacy and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in Washington D.C. Additionally, I completed my PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Nova Southeastern University in 2020. I am passionate about chronic disease state management, academia and research. I am honored to be a part of the NSU family once again, and I am looking forward to advancing the pharmacy profession.

 

PGY2 PSYCHIATRY

Huy Pham

My name is Huy Pham, PharmD, CPh, and I am currently the PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I graduated from University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry specializing in Biochemistry. In 2018, I earned my Doctorate of Pharmacy at NSU College of Pharmacy and went on to complete my PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency at NSU. My PGY-1 research project was on the clinical impact of pharmacists on prior authorization success rates at NSU ICUBAcares call center.  I am very thankful to continue my professional journey at NSU as a PGY-2 Psychiatric Resident. My current areas of interest include geriatric psychopharmacology and the management of chronic illnesses in patients with mental health disorders. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and practicing martial arts.

 

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