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 (6 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)

  • 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

Ty Reales, PharmD

Ty Reales, PharmD grew up in Lexington, South Carolina and completed his undergraduate coursework at Anderson University. He received his doctorate in pharmacy from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina. His professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and pediatrics. He is beginning his PGY1 Residency at North Florida Regional Medical Center in July 2021.

Lucie Sikes, PharmD

Lucie Sikes, PharmD comes to us from Greenville, South Carolina. She attended the University of Alabama as an undergraduate and received her doctorate in pharmacy from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina. Her professional interests include cardiology, critical care, and academia. She is beginning her PGY1 Residency at North Florida Regional Medical Center in July 2021.

Where are they now?

Past Residents

Current Position

Pharmacy School

Residency Program & Year

Research Project

Latoy Waite

Clinical Pharmacist at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

(Aventura, FL)

University of Florida College of Pharmacy

PGY1 2020-21

Impact of Microbiology Testing Cascade on Time to Susceptibility Result for Multi-drug Resistant Organisms

Hayley Cooper

Clinical Pharmacist at Orange Park Medical Center (Jacksonville, FL)

University of Florida College of Pharmacy (Jacksonville Campus)

PGY1 2020-21

Impact of mandatory stop dates and indication documentation on duration of antibiotic treatment in hospitalized adults with bacterial pneumonia

Darren Yum

Clinical ID Pharmacist at Hackensack Meridian Health (New Jersey)

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

PGY1 2019-20

Impact of negative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal swab on total duration of MRSA therapy for pneumonia patients

Sonnia Zambrano

Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy at HCA West Florida Ambulatory Surgery Division (Tampa, FL)

Taneja College of Pharmacy USF

PGY1 2018-19

PGY2 2019-20

Pharmacy Administration & Leadership HCA (Nashville, TN)

Evaluation of direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) treatment failure in patients with class III obesity

Kristina Gill

Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at VA Illiana Healthcare System


Auburn University

Harrison School of Pharmacy

PGY1 2018-19

PGY2 2019-20

Cardiology UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, MA)

Evaluation of Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) and its Efficacy on Blood Optimization for Cardiac Surgery

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

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