Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program

Baptist Hospital offers an ASHP-accredited Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency designed to expose the resident to clinical pharmacy experiences in a variety of practice areas. After completion of the residency program, the resident will be equipped with the necessary skills and tools to (1) function as a proficient, knowledgeable clinical pharmacist working in an acute-care setting or (2) pursue a Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) residency, if desired.

Residency Expectations

  • Complete the 12-month residency program and achieve outlined goals and objectives to graduate and obtain residency certificate
  • Participate in operational activities designed to ensure that the resident gains operation experience and understands the distribution process
  • Complete a research project that is designed to improve pharmacy practice and present the completed project at the Florida Residency Conference (FRC)
  • Provide education through formal and informal presentations, various teaching activities, including in-services for medical, nursing, and/or pharmacy staff, precepting pharmacy students and continuing education
  • Assist with the residency recruitment efforts of the department by attendance at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and participation in the Residency Showcase

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation to Pharmacy Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Practice Management

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Psychiatry

*Elective learning experiences may be repeated once if the resident desires

Applicant Qualifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited college of pharmacy or Bachelor of Science in pharmacy with clinical experience
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of Florida
  • Candidates must submit the following via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhoRCAS):
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official pharmacy school transcript
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation – two (2) letters must be from a preceptor and/or professor
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • The Residency Program Director will extend an invitation to candidates for a formal interview

For more information please contact:

Amy Knoblock, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Services
1000 W. Moreno
Pensacola, FL 32501
 Amy.Knoblock@bhcpns.org

Preceptors

Julie Angus, RPh, MSHI
Ms. Angus is an information technology pharmacist at Baptist Hospital. She serves as the Pharmacy Informatics preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She received her pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 1985. She also received her Master’s Degree in Health Informatics from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, in 2016.
 julie.angus@bhcpns.org

Mandy Bradshaw, PharmD
Dr. Bradshaw is a clinical pharmacist in medication therapy management (MTM). She serves as MTM preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Bradshaw received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 2007.
 mandy.bradshaw@bhcpns.org

Chelsea Frantz, PharmD
Dr. Frantz is the health system director of inpatient pharmacy. She serves as Orientation preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She is also the preceptor for the staffing/service component of the residency. Dr. Frantz received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 2010. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Sacred Heart Hospital in 2011.
 chelsea.frantz@bhcpns.org

Shelby Gaudet, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Gaudet is the health system clinical coordinator for Baptist Health Care and the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. She serves as the Infectious Disease preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She also serves as a mentor in gastroenterology for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Gaudet received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida in 2009. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2010 and received board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2010.
 shelby.gaudet@bhcpns.org

Charles Harrison, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Harrison is a clinical pharmacist and preceptor in training in Internal Medicine. He serves as a mentor for the Cardiology and Gastroenterology learning experiences. Dr. Harrison received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy in 2013. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at Methodist University Hospital in 2014. He received board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2015.
 charles.harrison@bhcpns.org

Ryan Heath, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Dr. Heath is the clinical pharmacist in psychiatry. He serves as the psychiatry preceptor for pharmacy practice residents and as mentor for the gastroenterology and nephrology learning experiences. Dr. Heath received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University, College of Pharmacy in 2013. He completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2014 and received board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2014. He received board certification in psychiatry in 2017.
 ryan.heath@bhcpns.org

Jayne Hoffman, PharmD
Dr. Hoffman is the medication safety pharmacist and a clinical pharmacist in nutrition support. She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy practice residents and pharmacy practice students. Dr. Hoffman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University School of Pharmacy in 1983. She completed a post-doctoral residency in parenteral and enteral nutrition and intravenous therapies at Community Alimentation Services in 1984.
 jhoffman@bhcpns.org

Amy Knoblock, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Knoblock is the residency program director and the clinical pharmacist in internal medicine. She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She also serves as a mentor in hematology /oncology for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Knoblock received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, Eugene Appelebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2004. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak in 2005 and received board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2012.
 amy.knoblock@bhcpns.org

Daniel Padgett, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Padgett is the clinical pharmacist in critical care. He serves as the critical care preceptor for pharmacy practice residents and is a mentor in cardiology for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Padgett received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University in 2014. He completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2015 and received board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2015.
 daniel.padgett@bhcpns.org

Will Robertson, PharmD
Dr. Robertson is a preceptor in training in Medication Therapy Management (MTM)/Transitions of Care (TOC). He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 2010.
 will.robertson@bhcpns.org

Rudy Seelmann, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Seelmann is the corporate health system director of pharmacy of Baptist Health Care. He serves as preceptor for pharmacy practice residents for administrative services. Dr. Seelmann received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University School of Pharmacy in 2002 and received board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2008.
 rudy.seelmann@bhcpns.org

Current Residents

Evelyn Grafton, PharmD
Dr. Grafton earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota in 2017. Her interests include critical care and infectious disease. Her research project will focus on ascorbic acid use in critically ill patients.
 evelyn.grafton@bhcpns.org

Kayla McIntyre, PharmD
Dr. McIntyre earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017. Her interests include critical care, nutrition, and pharmacy informatics. Her research project will focus on establishing pharmacy services in an outpatient heart failure clinic.
 kayla.mcintyre@bhcpns.org

Past Residents

  • 2016-2017 - Marie Barnicoat, PharmD
  • 2015-2016 - Cara Iacobellis, PharmD
  • 2014-2015 - Daniel Padgett, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2013-2014 - Ryan Heath, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
  • 2012-2013 - Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP
  • 2011-2012 - Brian Meister, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2010-2011 - Harjot Jassal, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2009-2010 - Shelby Gaudet, PharmD, BCPS

Past Residency Research Projects

  • Evaluation of a pharmacist-driven protocol for managing metabolic disorders of behavioral medicine patients on scheduled antipsychotic medications
  • Evaluation of regadenoson and dipyridamole for use in pharmacologic stress tests
  • Evaluating the impact of clinical pharmacy interventions of the Joint Commission Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures
  • Exparel ® for the treatment of post-operative pain
  • Stress ulcer prophylaxis utilization and optimization in the intensive care unit
  • Perioperative use of intravenous acetaminophen
  • Evaluation of a pharmacist-driven warfarin dosing service at a community hospital
  • Inpatient IV vancomycin therapy: clinical pharmacist management compared to physician management