The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Residency focuses on a specific specialty area (in this case,Ambulatory Care Pharmacy) and is intended to increase residents’ depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes and level of expertise in medication therapy management and clinical leadership in this focus area.

The second-year residency program focuses on a specific specialty area, in the case of this program Ambulatory Care, and is intended to increase the resident’s depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes and level of expertise in medication therapy management and clinical leadership in this focus area. The intent of this program would be to not only to prepare the pharmacist to be proficient as a clinician, but to also give them the foundation to successfully complete the Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) examination.

This Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) program is 12 months in length. Pharmacists completing this residency program will exhibit a thorough knowledge base and corresponding skills required to function independently in the Ambulatory Care setting. They will be effective, confident and well-informed practitioners who will be capable of providing evidence-based care to ambulatory patients. The focus of the residency program is direct patient care and clinical practice, involving experiences with an interdisciplinary Ambulatory Care team in Primary Care, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Oncology specialty environments.

Strengths of the Program:

  • Employed physician groups in Primary Care, Endocrinology, Cardiology and Hematology/Oncology practicing cutting-edge, evidence-based patient care in a collaborative environment
  • Health-system presence across a diverse patient demographic—spanning from The Keys to Palm Beach County
  • Specialty Pharmacy presence allowing for direct patient care as well as dispensary and administrative learning experiences
  • Population Health management team with responsibilities for insurance contracts and Quality Metric outcomes providing unique exposure to Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-like experience
  • Telemedicine presence spanning from inpatient to outpatient as part of collaborative teams that provide exposure to leading-edge technology and clinical practice
  • Design of the overall program allows for non-patient care experiences including:
    • Research and presentation at professional associations (i.e., ASHP, South Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SFSHP) Pre-FRC Residents’ Research Forum)
    • Community CE opportunities for professional associations (i.e., DCPA, FSHP)
    • Formal CE application and presentations at Baptist Health South Florida for pharmacists and technicians
    • Student teaching
    • Pharmacy Technician training program
    • PGY1 Resident mentoring
    • Teaching certificate opportunity
    • Additional certificate training opportunity
Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Candidate Status | ID: 33142

Program Size


Elaina D. Rosario, Pharm.D, C.Ph., BCACP, CDCES
Program Director Elaina D. Rosario, Pharm.D, C.Ph., BCACP, CDCES 786-467-3158 Biography
Faaria Quadri, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Coordinator Faaria Quadri, Pharm.D., BCPS
Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida

With more than 1.5 million patient visits every year from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach county, Baptist Health demonstrates a commitment to clinical and service excellence. Patients and their families from around the world travel to South Florida to receive expert care from the Baptist Health team. With approximately 23,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians in virtually all specialties – many with national and international reputations – Baptist Health is South Florida’s world-class healthcare organization. A culture of quality and dedication is instilled into every member of the Baptist Health family.

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

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency (certificate required)
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license

Application Requirements

Prospective residents are required to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional references utilizing standard form required by PhORCAS™
  • Personal statement of intent
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.
Specialty Pharmacy (Dispensing/Clinical)
Cardiology I
Population Health I
Medication Safety/Quality/Accreditation
Pharmacy Administration
Primary Care/Endocrinology II
Cardiology II

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 Operations (Staffing)
Ambulatory Clinics
Professional Development
Academia/Teaching Certificate (optional)

Elective Experiences

We offer elective learning experiences, including:
Transitions of Care
Call Center
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Advanced Primary Care
Advanced Cardiology
Population Health II

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