PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy residency program at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, prepares its residents to assume positions as clinical practitioners in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, faculty positions in academia, and PGY2 residency training. Residents are exposed to a variety of unique direct patient care settings within academic teaching hospitals and clinics with a focus at Wellington Regional Medical Center. Additionally, residents of the PGY1 program participate in a longitudinal teaching and learning program through the School of Pharmacy. This faith-based program prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession.


PGY1 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) PGY1 pharmacy residency program prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession. Pharmacist clinicians are prepared for direct patient care positions, academia, and PGY2 training in a focused area of practice.

Learning Experiences

Learning experiences are a block schedule or longitudinal throughout the residency year. Residents may choose up to three elective blocks in addition to completion of required learning experiences:

Required Learning Experiences:

  • Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (2,4-week blocks)
  • Internal Medicine (2, 4-week blocks)
  • Academia (intensive and longitudinal)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Drug Information (intensive and longitudinal)
  • Practice Management (intensive and longitudinal)
  • Research (intensive and longitudinal)
  • Hospital Service/Staffing (intensive and longitudinal)

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Missions
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics and Palliative Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Medication Safety
  • Academic Administration

* There may be additional electives available based on resident interest, additionally the resident can also repeat any required learning experience for an elective.

Training Sites

  • Wellington Regional Medical Center
  • Elite Coastal Healthcare
  • West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
  • Various Ambulatory Care Clinics
  • Gregory School of Pharmacy

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“I was first drawn to PBA’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency because of the positive and friendly interactions I had during my interview. The program was a great fit for me due to the variety of clinical rotations in ambulatory care, internal medicine, missions trip, VA Medical Center rotations and an academia component.”

– Natalie Rosario, Pharm.D., 
PGY1 Resident 2017