NFRMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (2 positions)

North Florida Regional Medical Center is an American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP) Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements to mold a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Residents will function as a key member of the health care team and be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. The intensive training involves the resident participating in the following activities:

  • Designing, recommending and managing drug treatment regimens for hospitalized patients in general medicine and a variety of specialties
  • Playing a key role in the continuity of care of patients through medication reconciliation discharge counseling
  • Participating in pharmacy practice management and patient safety activities to broaden the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy and its integration into the healthcare system

Pharmacy Residency purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the 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.

Rotation schedule

Core rotations (required)

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (4 weeks)
  • General Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Cardiac Critical Care or Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Research (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety (4 weeks)
  • Administration (4 weeks)
  • Transitions of Care (4 weeks)

Elective rotations

(4 weeks per rotation)

  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiac Critical Care or Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Geriatrics
  • Surgery

Longitudinal rotations (required)

  • Teaching (42 weeks)
  • Hospital Practice (42 weeks)
  • Research (42 weeks)

Additional opportunities and research

Residents will also have opportunities to develop teaching skills by participating in providing in-service presentations to pharmacy staff and students and didactic lectures to faculty, residents, and students in other health care professions.

Completion of a research project is required and the results are to be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Florida Residency Conference (or an approved alternate) for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors.

Current residents

Left to right: Latoy Waite and Hayley Cooper

Hayley Cooper, PharmD

Hayley B. Cooper, PharmD, from Saint Augustine, Florida, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Miami with minors in Art and Chemistry. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating she moved to Gainesville, Florida to work as a staff pharmacist at Winn-Dixie. Her clinical interests include ambulatory care, internal medicine, and geriatrics. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking, canyoneering, and white water rafting. Dr. Cooper initiated her PGY1 Residency at North Florida Regional Medical Center in June 2020.

Latoy Waite, PharmD

Latoy Waite earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida's College of Pharmacy after completing an Associates of Arts degree at the same university. Being originally from Miami, Dr. Waite returned to her city, following graduation to pursue a career at CVS Health Pharmacy. During this work experience, she garnered invaluable clinical training in a fast-paced setting. Her current areas of interests include Infectious Diseases, Critical care, and Transitions of Care. Dr. Waite initiated her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at North Florida Regional Medical Center in June 2020.

Past residents

Kristina Gill and Sonnia Zambrano
Darren Yum
Resident NFRMC Graduation Year Current Position
Kristina Gill 2019 Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, Illiana Veterans Affairs (Illinois)
Sonnia Zambrano 2019 Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy, HCA West Florida Ambulatory Surgery Division (Tampa, FL)
Darren Yum 2020 Clinical Pharmacist, Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center (New Jersey)

Application requirements

  • PharmD or equivalent experience
  • Eligible for licensure in Florida
  • On-site interview of selected applicants
  • Application form including:
    • Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • College of Pharmacy transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • An application through HCA Healthcare Careers must also be completed.
  • For application, please submit through PHORCAS by January 1. For questions, please contact the Residency Program Director.


Abigail D. Antigua, PharmD, MHA, BCCCP

Director|PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiovascular Surgery and Medicine

North Florida Regional Medical Center

Office: (352) 333‑4541 | Fax: (352) 333‑4093