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PGY-1 COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE

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

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

WALGREENS PHARMACY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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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

Dominique Davis

My name is Dominique D. Davis, Pharm.D., and I am currently the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Biology from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, Massachusetts. My previous experience in community pharmacy includes Walgreens Community Pharmacy and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. I am passionate about chronic disease state management, academia and research. I am honored to be a part of the NSU family, and I am looking forward to advancing the pharmacy profession. 

 

Rucha Acharay

My name is Rucha Acharya, Pharm.D., a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at Nova Southeastern University. I graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University in 2017 and worked as a community pharmacist in Tampa, Florida for 6 months. In 2019, I completed my PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency from NSU and am thankful to be continuing my journey here as a PGY-2 resident. Through my PGY-1 residency, I discovered a passion for working closely with future pharmacists to further their education, whether that be on rotations of in the classroom setting. By being exposed to the unique setting within NSU, I know I will gain experience in both my interests, patient care and academia. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work at NSU and look forward to a productive year.

 

Valerie Marcellus

My name is Valerie Marcellus, Pharm.D., and I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL. I went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. My interests include endocrinology, cardiology, and transitions of care. Upon completion of this PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency, I plan to practice as a board-certified clinical specialist at renowned institution. I am excited to begin this journey with Nova Southeastern University, which I truly believe will mold me into the exceptional clinician I strive to become. On my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, playing sports, and shopping. 

 


Jessica GreenwoodIn 2008, Dr. Jessica Greenwood graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology specializing in Neuroscience and served as a chemistry teacher within the Miami-Dade County Public School system following graduation. In 2018, she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy where she was inducted into the PLS Leadership Society and Rho Chi Honor Society. She also served as APhA-ASP President and was the 2017 recipient of the FPA’s Norm Tomaka and Family Community Service Award.  In 2019, Dr. Greenwood completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami and is currently the PGY2 in Psychiatry at Nova Southeastern University. 

 

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