NCH Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Program

Thank you for visiting the NCH Healthcare System Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Website. The Pharmacy staff and management of the residency program welcome the opportunity to introduce our program to you.

We are recruiting 2 pharmacy residents for our 2019 class. The NCH Healthcare System PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program has received full accreditation by ASHP. These residents will join our dynamic pharmacy department and will have the unique experience to help develop our program as we expand our educational programs alongside NCH internal medicine physician residents, as well as students from various healthcare disciplines.

Program Purpose

The Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency builds on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, and who are eligible for board certification,  and eligible for Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. Additionally the resident will be mentored in the development of pharmacy leadership skills that will serve the graduate well in a variety of integrated health care systems. It is the overarching goal of the program for the graduate to be successful in multiple practice environments or build upon the foundation with enrollment into advanced training programs.

Program Description

Our program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers training opportunities in acute care, clinical services, medication safety, and pharmacy leadership. PGY1 residents take on the role of clinical pharmacists and provide care to patients in a variety of patient care settings under the guidance of skilled preceptors. A major strength of the program is the number of instructors with many years of experience in various clinical specialties (e.g. oncology, critical care, internal medicine) and in the areas of management. Residents grow exponentially in their clinical skills and gain experience in teaching, pharmacy operations, and medication use policy and evaluation. The program places an emphasis on the provision of pharmaceutical care in many patient care areas.

The NCH Pharmacy Residency program provides an in-depth experience in pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy, medication safety and leadership. Our curriculum is designed to meet all training requirements of the accrediting body. The program consists of four core rotations and three longitudinal learning experiences. Completion of the orientation rotation and required core rotations will allow the residents to choose two elective rotations. The residents may choose to do more than one rotation in the same practice area.

Over the course of twelve months, the residents will develop expert skills and competency in providing pharmaceutical care to a variety of patient populations. Residents will develop proficiency in several areas including general medicine, cardiology, neurology, stroke, three specialized intensive care units, oncology, sterile product compounding, outpatient infusion services, emergency medicine, geriatrics and rehabilitation.

Residents will obtain professional confidence and leadership skills by participating in the multidisciplinary care of patients. Residents completing this residency program will be competent clinical practitioners, trained to independently function as decentralized, unit-based clinical pharmacists supporting the pharmacotherapy consults and pharmacy practice services at NCH Healthcare System. The roles and responsibilities of a decentralized pharmacist are to support all pharmaceutical services for the assigned patient care area. Our pharmacists are involved in multidisciplinary rounds on General Medical floors and Critical Care Units.

The goal of the program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and develop clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients and to provide exceptional pharmacy residency experiences to prepare future leaders in clinical pharmacy.

Naples, located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast offers the opportunity for a rewarding work-life balance in a beautiful location.


  • Standard stipend
  • Housing stipend
  • Two week break after ASHP Midyear in December
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Prescription Drug Plan
  • On-site health and wellness programs with discounted access to two fitness centers
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education
  • Paid time off and holiday pay included


Applicants should follow all requirements specified by Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and participate in the National Matching Service. Requirements include: academic transcripts, a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three references (one must be from a clinical preceptor). All references must complete the Standardized Reference Form in PhORCAS, and in lieu of letters of recommendation, references may complete three narrative comment sections in PhORCAS.

United States Citizenship
Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree from an AACP accredited school
Application through Match and PhORCAS systems by Jan. 19, 2019 by 11:59 EST
Florida Board of Pharmacy licensure by Sept. 30, 2019

*Program Code Number for the Match: 244813*
Required Core Rotations
(6-12 weeks each)

Internal Medicine I and II
Critical Care I and II

Elective Rotations
(4 weeks each -
may choose 2 or repeat Core)

Emergency Medicine
Ambulatory Care and Consulting
Pharmacy Informatics

Longitudinal Rotations

Medication Safety 
Pharmacy Leadership
Pharmacy Practice Management

ASHP Midyear


ASHP Midyear Poster & Manuscript 
IHI Poster & Abstract
Quality Evidence Based projects
Drug Information
Journal Clubs 
Pharmacy Newsletters

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Contact Us: 

For further information or questions, please contact:

Laurence Annie Bosse, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Residency Program Director