PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency - Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (OHORMC) was established in 2001. It is an ASHP-accredited one-year post-graduate training program designed to develop essential knowledge and skills for contemporary health-system pharmacy. The residency provides flexibility to adapt to the resident’s specific learning needs and goals. Training is provided through rotational experiences and longitudinal activities.
Graduates of the OHORMC PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency will be competent and confident practitioners of pharmaceutical care in multiple patient care environments, assuring safe, effective, and appropriate drug therapy.
All of the required clinical rotations will be conducted at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (OHORMC) and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (OHAPH). Elective rotations may be conducted at OHORMC, OHAPH, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies (OHWPH) or Orlando Health Cancer Institute (OHCI) .
PGY-1 Program Purpose
PGY-1 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 (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.
Goals of the Residency
Graduating OHORMC PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents will:
- Assure safe, effective, appropriate drug therapy and prevent, identify, and resolve drug related problems.
- Present as a competent, confident, and compassionate practitioner and set and reassess goals.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the profession and continued personal growth.
- Possess comprehensive health-system pharmacy skills that promote future professional growth.
- Create, promote, and participate as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify opportunities for improvement within a practice and practice site.
- Provide education to professional and non-professional audiences, utilizing effective communication skills.
- Demonstrate a foundation of leadership skills in pharmacy practice.
Brandon P. Hobbs, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director, OHORMC PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Pharmacist, Surgical Critical Care
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
Education: Pharm.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN (2008)
Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2008-2009) & PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Residency (2009-2010), Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA
Interest Areas: Trauma, Anticoagulation Reversal, Sedation Practices
Email: [email protected]
Required and Elective Rotations
Additional Longitudinal Activities
- Residency Project (clinical, economic, research, or administrative)
- Design and conduct a project to develop or enhance an aspect of pharmacy operations or patient care.
- Present results at the Florida Residency Conference.
- Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.
- Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
- Design and conduct a project evaluating part of the medication use process within Orlando Health and identify areas for improvement in patient care.
- Present results to the OH Medication Use Subcommittee and the Pharmacotherapy Committee.
- Pharmacy Grand Rounds Seminar
- Present a 1-hour ACPE-accredited CE presentation.
- Pharmacy Grand Rounds Case-Presentation
- Present a 1-hour ACPE-Accredited CE patient-case based topic review.
- Journal Clubs
- Code Blue coverage (residents will receive ACLS training during Orientation)
- Drug Monograph
- Leadership Development
- Residency Wellness Program
- Occurs every fourth weekend serving as a clinical staff pharmacist in Central Pharmacy / IV Room during the first half of the year and in a decentralized satellite during the second half of year at OHORMC
- Verifying medication orders
- Assisting with obtaining missing medications
- Answering drug information questions from healthcare professionals
- Monitoring drugs specified in the Targeted Drug Review program
- Comprehensive monitoring of vancomycin and aminoglycosides
- Approximately 5-hour shifts every eighth weekend at OHORMC
- Vancomycin and Aminoglycoside Pharmacokinetic Consults
- Assisting with Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) consults
ASHP Residency Directory Information
Residency Program Benefits
1 month orientation (July)
7 required rotations
4 elective rotations
Additional Residency Program Benefits
Orlando Health Pharmacy Residency Basics