Back

Pharmacy Residency

Application Information

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Orlando Health Pharmacy Residency programs. The primary practice sites for our residencies are Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APH), Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies (WPH), and Orlando Health Cancer Institute. These hospitals are academic teaching facilities with a total of more than 1,000 beds. ORMC is home to Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center, as well as a regional burn center, that services Orlando and nine surrounding counties of Central Florida. APH also has a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and WPH has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Orlando Health also supports more than 250 medical residents and fellows on this main campus.

We currently have the following ASHP-Accredited residencies: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency.

On this site you will find detailed information on each of the five residencies as well as Orlando Health as a whole. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Sincerely yours,

Brandon Hobbs, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Pharmacist, Surgical Critical Care
[email protected]

Marlena Fox, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care Medicine
[email protected]

Deba Rihani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Director, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
[email protected]

Brandon Wilds, Pharm.D., BCOP
Director, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology
Brandon.Wilds@OrlandoHealth.com

Susan Norman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Director, PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Assistant Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
[email protected]

General Residency Information

Specific Programs

Orlando Regional Medical Center – Pharmacy Department Services

  • 808-bed community teaching hospital
  • 12 clinical pharmacy specialists
  • 34 clinical staff pharmacists
  • 39 technicians
  • 11 medication history specialists
  • 8 pharmacy residents (2020-2021)
  • Provides 24-hour, 7-days/week pharmacy coverage
  • Utilizes Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry through Allscripts® Sunrise Xa (transitioning to EPIC® in 2021)

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Services

  • Order Entry and Review
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Dosing and Monitoring
  • IV Admixture
  • Aminoglycoside and Vancomycin Consults
  • Parenteral Nutrition Team
  • New Pharmacist/Resident training and orientation

Clinical Pharmacist Services

  • Rounding with multiple teaching services (burn surgery, internal medicine; trauma/general surgery; infectious diseases consult team; critical care: medical critical care, cardiac critical care, cardiovascular surgery ICU, COVID-19 ICU, neurocritical care, and burn/trauma ICU; adult hematology/oncology)
  • Emergency department services 12-16 hours/day
  • Preceptors for pharmacy students and residents
  • Participate on several multi-disciplinary committees

Includes the following facilities:

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center - Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Medical & Surgical Intensive Care Units, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Cardiology
  • Lewis Pavilion - Includes Orlando Health Cancer Institute, Inpatient Adult Hematology/Oncology, Surgery, Surgical Oncology
  • Rehabilitation Unit and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - Pharmacy Department

Pharmacy Services

  • APH has 158 beds & Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
  • WPH has 285 beds total; 142 beds in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level III and Level II)
  • Decentralized Pharmacy Services
  • 6 clinical pharmacy specialists
  • 24 clinical staff pharmacists
  • 29 technicians
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy, PGY-2 Critical Care, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine, PGY-2 Oncology & PGY-2 Pediatric Resident Rotation Site
  • Provides 24-hour, 7-days per week pharmacy coverage
  • Utilizes Omnicell Automated Dispensing Cabinets
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry through Allscripts® Sunrise Xa (transitioning to EPIC® in 2021)

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Services

  • Order Entry and Review
  • Oncology Antiemetic Dosing and Monitoring
  • IV Admixture
  • Aminoglycoside and Vancomycin Consults
  • Nutrition Support Team
  • New Pharmacist/Resident training and orientation

Clinical Pharmacist Services

  • Rounding with teaching services (neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric special care unit, obstetrics and gynecology)
  • Preceptors for pharmacy students and residents
  • Participate on several multi-disciplinary committees