Here at PBA, our PGY1 community-based residency program prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession. Emphasis within the community-based residency program is placed on providing pharmacist practitioners with unique opportunities and experiences to:
The Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program provides training in an independent community pharmacy. Atlantis Pharmacy is a member of Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network (CPESN) Florida and offers enhanced patient care services. This faith-based program prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession and provides practitioners with unique opportunities and experiences in community and ambulatory care settings and allows the resident to participate in academic teaching.
The program’s learning experiences provide opportunities to: (1) prepare individuals for direct patient care positions; (2) cultivate leaders capable of medication therapy management (MTM) development that deliver advanced services to optimize patient care; and (3) serve as role models in the advancement of community-based practice.
The residency program activities and experiences are conducted a majority of the time at Atlantis Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy located 1 block north of JFK Medical Center. Atlantis Pharmacy is to exceed the expectations of patients and providers with the highest quality of services and products and does so by working collaboratively with health care professionals to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients. The staff at the pharmacy consists of 2 full time pharmacist, 1 office manager, 3 pharmacy technicians, 1 operations manager, and 1 University-supported pharmacist. Services the pharmacy provides include: compounding, Medicine-On-Time, immunizations, various disease state specific services such as INR monitoring and cholesterol screening.
Additional practice sites include:
“One trait that drew me to PBA’s residency program was the opportunity to network with many healthcare providers with various backgrounds. Because it is a multi-site residency, we are exposed to diverse avenues available to pharmacists in the field, giving us a customizable and personal experience.” – Justine Latif, Pharm.D., PGY1 Resident 2017