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PGY-1 COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE

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
954-262-1383
galvarez@nova.edu
Director of Pharmacy – NSU Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy - SFSH
Florida Board of Pharmacy Member

PGY-1 PHARMACY RESIDENCY (EMPHASIS IN AMBULATORY/MANAGED CARE)

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Nova Southeastern University is a 12-month training program designed to build upon the professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities from the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education. The residency program will provide a pharmacist with professional competence in the delivery of patient and population-based pharmaceutical care in a variety of ambulatory care, value-based care and managed care settings.

The practice site is centered in the College’s ACO Research Network, Services, and Education Division (ACORN SEED), which is an AHRQ practice-based research network in South Florida. The resident will have the opportunity to develop and pilot new quality-focused clinical initiatives at the NSU College of Pharmacy Adherence, Transitions & MTM Center, gain population health, patient care and practice management experience in value-based ambulatory care environments. Managed care experiences will take place in public & private health plans throughout South Florida. The resident will be required to complete a longitudinal research project and present results at regional and or national pharmacy meetings.

The resident will participate in the ITALICSRx Teaching Certificate Program at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. As a part of this program the resident will be introduced to pedagogical teaching strategies through live seminars, deliver didactic education, serve as a laboratory facilitator and precept pharmacy students on clinical rotations. The resident will be assigned to a Teaching Certificate Program Mentor and be responsible for completing a Teaching Portfolio. Residents will also have opportunities to provide informal and formal education to members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team across different rotations.

Upon completion of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, the resident will be prepared to assume a position in a health-system, value-based care practice, physician group, managed care health plan or further postdoctoral training. The program is designed to equip the resident to be a member of an interdisciplinary health team to apply population and patient-level care. Unique to this program is a focus on value-based care and ambulatory population health. 

Number of Positions: 1

Benefits:

  • Competitive Stipend
  • Dedicated office space at NSU
  • White Coat & Business Cards
  • Vacation: Ten working days in addition to NSU holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401K

Requirements:

  • The resident must be a graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy and hold the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
  • The resident must be eligible to obtain licensure as a Pharmacist in the state of Florida.

How to Apply:

  • Please submit letter of intent and curriculum vitae electronically to Dr. Kevin Cowart: kc607@nova.edu
  • Please submit Pharmacy School transcripts (sealed from registrar’s office) and three letters of reference to:

Kevin Cowart, PharmD, MPH
Assistant Professor & PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

For more information please contact:

Kevin Cowart, PharmD, MPH
Assistant Professor & PGY-1 Residency Program Director
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Email: kc607@nova.edu
Phone: 954-262-1372
Fax: 954-262-2278

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 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

Benefits:

  • 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
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

Meet the Residents

Chloe TamargoMy name is Chloe Tamargo, Pharm.D. and I am a PGY-1 Managed Care/ACO resident. I graduated in May 2017, from Nova Southeastern University's College of Pharmacy and I'm very excited and honored to continue my education with my alma mater. In my free time I enjoy reading, crafting, and traveling. This next year will not only help me become a better pharmacist, but would also enlighten me to different capabilities in this ever evolving field. I look forward to all the challenges and opportunities that my NSU family will give me and I hope to make them all proud. My email: ct697@nova.edu

 

 

 

 


Stephanie KourtakisMy name is Stephanie Kourtakis, Pharm.D. and  I currently serve as a PGY-2 resident in Ambulatory Care at Nova Southeastern University.  I grew up in Troy, Michigan, and completed my Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2016.  After pharmacy school, I went on to complete a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.  I am passionate about chronic disease management and patient and student education.  My hobbies include travel, exploring new cities, hiking and yoga.  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and train as a PGY-2 resident in ambulatory care at Nova Southeastern University this year! My email: skourtakis@nova.edu


Zach PapeMy name is Zach Pape, Pharm.D., and I am one of the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residents with Nova Southeastern University starting. I am originally from Cedar Rapids, IA, earned my PharmD at Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 2016, and completed my PGY1 training in a Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. When I am not at work, I enjoy the outdoors, live music, and anything related to sports. I am new to the South Florida area, and I am honored to be included as a part of the Nova Southeastern University family. I hope to get as involved as I can in teaching at the school and advancing the pharmacists role in the ambulatory care setting. Thank you for this opportunity to be involved in the areas of pharmacy practice that I enjoy most at NSU! My email: zpape@nova.edu


Melissa JimenezMy name is Melissa Jimenez, Pharm.D., and I am a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at the NSU Clinic Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, with a Biochemistry Concentration, from Florida International University in 2006 and my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. I am a licensed Pharmacist in the state of Florida and have worked at various pharmacy practice settings throughout my career. I am very proud and honored to be part of the NSU College of Pharmacy family, and I look forward to expanding my knowledge in the pharmacy profession as well as working with students, faculty, and patients and making a valuable contribution to the NSU community. My email: melijime@nova.edu


A. LopezMy name is Alicia Lopez, Pharm.D. and I am the current PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident at Nova Southeastern University. I graduated from Shenandoah University in Virginia with my Doctor of Pharmacy in 2016. From there I went on to complete a mental health focused PGY-1 residency at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan. I am passionate about psychiatric pharmacy and look forward to the experience I will gain during the coming year. I am very excited for the opportunity to further develop my skills as a practitioner and educator, while also contributing to the NSU community. My email: alopez789@nova.edu

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