The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Residency at West Kendall Baptist Hospital (WKBH) is structured to provide a strong foundation for pharmacy practice in a community teaching hospital environment.

The purpose of the West Kendall Baptist Hospital Pharmacy Residency program is to develop a well-rounded pharmacist competent in providing clinical services as well as drug distribution that can practice confidently in a community hospital or continue to a PGY2 for specialized training.

The Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Kendall Baptist Hospital is a one-year training program designed to provide a broad foundation for an integrated pharmacy practice in the community hospital setting.  The program aims to enhance the resident’s competencies in managing medication-use systems and optimizing drug therapy.  The Clinical Pharmacy Manager serves as the Residency Program Director (RPD).  The residency preceptors and mentors are comprised of the practicing Clinical Pharmacists, Clinical Specialists, Managers, and the Director of Pharmacy. The program is designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision.

Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33032

Program Size


Maria C. Rojo-Carlo, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director Maria C. Rojo-Carlo, PharmD, BCPS 786-467-2664 Biography
  • 80%

    Over 80% pass rate for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty (BPS) certification examination
  • 99%

    of graduates retained in positions throughout Baptist Health South Florida
  • 2012

    acquired ASHP Accreditation
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital, a LEED Gold-certified facility, opened in 2011 as the first non-replacement hospital in Miami-Dade County in more than 35 years. As a champion of community health, West Kendall Baptist founded Healthy West Kendall, a community coalition with the ambitious goal of creating the Healthiest Community in Florida. West Kendall Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition, the highest distinction a healthcare organization can receive for excellence in nursing and patient care.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Program Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline


Block Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Ambulatory Care
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine I & II
Infectious Diseases
Medication Safety and Quality
Pharmacy Practice
Transitions of Care

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Pharmacy Practice
Longitudinal research project
Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective Experiences

We offer elective rotations, including:
Advanced Emergency Medicine
Advanced Critical Care
Advanced Pharmacy Practice
Corporate Pharmacy Administration
Pediatrics and Neonatology
Pharmacy Informatics

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