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The Residency Program in Community 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
Director of Pharmacy – NSU Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy - SFSH
Florida Board of Pharmacy Member


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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 15

  • 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


  • Salary: ~ $47,500 (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
Phone: 954-262-1362
Fax: 954-262-2278


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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


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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 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.

Meet the Residents

Elena RosarioMy name is Elaina Rosario, Pharm.D., and I am originally from Queens, NY. I received my Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Studies and my Doctorate of Pharmacy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I have experience in both community and managed care pharmacy from Inman Pharmacy in Cambridge, MA and the Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. During my last year of pharmacy school, I was involved in both anticoagulation and transitions of care research projects which spiked my interest in both fields. This also led me to develop a passion for primary and ambulatory care pharmacy. During my PGY1 community pharmacy residency at Penobscot Community Health Care, I continued to work with anticoagulation and helped expand one of the primary care pharmacist's clinic to include management of direct oral anticoagulants. I am excited to be continuing my career in ambulatory care in Fort Lauderdale at Nova Southeastern University.


Nichelle Logan

My name is Nichelle Logan, Pharm.D., and I am originally from Columbus, OH. I obtained a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Manchester University in Fort Wayne, IN. I completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Valley Pharmacy in Winchester, VA. My interests include anticoagulation, transitions of care, and diabetes management. When I am not working I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, and watching HGTV. This is my first time living in south Florida and I could not be more excited to part of the Nova team.


Andrew Karas

My name is Andrew Karas, Pharm.D., and I received a Bachelor of Science in  Environmental Biology from Mercer University and my Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Georgia. I recently completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Manhattan.  My professional interests include Psychiatric and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. In my spare time I enjoy going to food festivals, painting, and walking my dog.




Garry BurdgeMy name is Gary Burdge, Pharm.D., and I am currently a PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with my Doctor of Pharmacy in 2017. Afterwards, I completed a psychiatric focused PGY-1 residency at RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Center in Toms River, NJ. I have worked in mental health since my time in pharmacy school and I am excited to expand my psychiatric pharmacy knowledge at NSU and work with the wonderful students and faculty at NSU College of Pharmacy. Outside of work, I love playing and watching ice hockey, listening to music and spending time outdoors. I am incredibly grateful to have this opportunity to work at NSU and look forward to a productive year.


Rucha AcharyaMy name is Rucha Acharya, Pharm.D., and I am one of the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents at the Nova Southeastern University Pharmacy Clinic. I graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John's University in 2017. After becoming licensed in the state of Florida, I worked as a community pharmacist in Tampa, Florida. I am passionate about managing chronic disease states and educating patients. I look forward to spending time with pharmacy students on rotations and helping them develop their skills.  I am honored to be a part of this residency program and I am excited for the opportunity to train as a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident.


Huy PhamMy name is Huy Pham, Pharm.D., and I am one of the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residents at Nova Southeastern University. I am originally from Pensacola, Florida, and I obtained my Bachelor in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry from the University of West Florida. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2018 and I am very honored to continue my professional training at my alma mater. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with faculties and students to advance the pharmacy profession and contribute to the NSU community. I am very interested in chronic disease states management and medication therapy management. In my free time, I enjoy working out with my friends and spending quality time with my family.

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