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University of Florida MTM Center Residency Information/2 Positions Available

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center (UF MMC) is recruiting for the following:

Unique MTM PGY-1 Residency Opportunities (2 positions)

How you can prepare for these opportunities as a new graduate pharmacist?

Consider a PGY-1 MTM pharmacy residency at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Medication Management Center (UF MMC).  The residency program presents a unique and exciting opportunity for the resident to participate in a highly innovative and rapidly growing field of pharmacy practice. The MMC provides medication therapy management (MTM) and star performance measure services telephonically, allowing the center to impact patients locally, regionally, and nationally. The patient population served by the MMC includes patients enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial health plans.  Our UF MMC website is located here (http://mmc.pharmacy.ufl.edu) for more information on our center.

The UF MMC is currently recruiting for 2 PGY-1 pharmacy residents for this upcoming year, 2017-2018.

  • One will be located in Gainesville, Florida,
  • One will be located in Lake Nona (Orlando, FL)

How is this residency structured?

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the UF MMC combines elements to help you grow into a skilled, confident, and specialized clinical pharmacist:

 ·         Patient Care:  Use your patient care abilities throughout the residency year. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the provision of MTM services to a diverse population of patients using the clinical skills you obtained throughout the PharmD curriculum.  You will apply practice guidelines and clinical evidence, as well as communication skills, while interacting with both patients and providers.

 ·         Teaching and Academics: Cultivate your mentoring skills and create a teaching philosophy. Residents are an integral part of the APPE student experience, and coordinate interactive clinical activities with the student pharmacists.  You may also have the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate from the University of Florida as part of your residency program.

 ·         Administration and Projects: Contribute to the leadership and business principles of creating and running a successful MTM program, including contributing to quality assurance initiatives.  You will be responsible for running specific projects as the opportunities arise.  You will also complete a research project, in conjunction with your faculty preceptor, and will have the opportunity to present your project findings at the annual AMCP conference (or other such national meeting).

  • Externships: Enhance your knowledge based by attending an externship with one of our business partners.  There may be opportunities to spend a few weeks to a month with one of our local business partners to learn more about their business and how our collaboration is mutually beneficial.  These are limited opportunities, and not always available throughout the residency year. 

In addition, the residents often work autonomously with minimal supervision.  It is the expectation that the resident will utilize their time wisely to meet deadlines and finish projects.  It is also expected that the resident will become proficient in developing habits for being a life-long learner including monitoring his or her own skills, and embracing a commitment to further the profession of pharmacy.  You are welcome to visit our residency’s website here (http://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu/medication-therapy-management-residency/) for more information.

 What career opportunities exist for you when you complete this residency?

With the completion of this residency, you will be equipped with the skills necessary for a multitude of pharmacist opportunities including: clinical and MTM positions, academic/faculty positions, or creating new clinical programs.  Our past residents have not had any issues securing jobs after completing this residency.  We have residents that currently remain working with us at one of the centers, others that have moved on and lead MTM programs, and even others that continue to provide face-to-face and/or telephonic MTM services to patients across the nation while working for managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit management companies, health care systems and/or community pharmacies.   A listing of the past residents’ current positions can be found here (http://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu/medication-therapy-management-residency/).

 Considering this residency and need more information?  

Find more information about the requirements and application process in the attached flyer, on our UF MMC Residency website (http://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu/medication-therapy-management-residency/) or contact Dr. Hardin (Residency Program Director) or one of our current residents: Amber Connelly (GNV) at amber.connelly@cop.ufl.edu, Aditi Patel (GNV) at Aditi.patel@cop.ufl.edu, or Alex Endiakov (LN) at AEndiakov@cop.ufl.edu

 To apply:

We are a non-accredited residency program and do not participate in the MATCH process so application material does not go through PHORCAS. 

To apply, you will need all of the following documents:

  • Official transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 letters of recommendation, including the attached Residency Recommendation Form

 These documents should be sent directly to Dr. Heather Hardin electronically via email at hhardin@cop.ufl.eduas the preferred method (with the exception of your official transcripts which are typically mailed directly from your college) or by mail to this address:

UF COP Medication Management Center
Attn:  Heather Hardin, PharmD
2046 NE Waldo Road Suite 3100
Gainesville, FL 32609. 

 All application materials are due by March 6th, 2017.


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