BHMC Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program

BHMC Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program

Mission statement for the program:

To develop a well-rounded competent clinical staff practitioner.

Expected outcomes of the resident:

  1. Manage and improve the medication-use process
  2. Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  3. Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  4. Demonstrate project management skills
  5. Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  6. Utilize medical informatics
  7. Conduct pharmacy research


Broward Health Medical Center residents will participate in distributive as well as clinical pharmacy functions. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, residents will experience a wide variety of practice environments.  Residents may choose from a large selection of electives. The various facilities throughout Broward Health provide excellent exposure for candidates in many areas of specialized medicine. There are opportunities to expand and enhance knowledge base via training with an emphasis in acute care, ambulatory care, or pediatric care. Longitudinal experiences focusing on patient safety, administration, ambulatory clinic experience, and academia are integrated into the program. The candidate will also have the opportunity to precept Pharm.D. students throughout the year.

Required Rotations:
Internal Medicine I
Internal Medicine II
Acute Care / Pharmacotherapy
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Nutritional Support
Orientation Month

Current Electives Offered:
Infectious Diseases
Oncology - Adult
HIV - Inpatient
General Clinical Pharmacy Services
Oncology - Pediatric
Neonatal Intensive Care
Infectious Diseases
Clinical Coordination

Longitudinal Experiences:
Liver Transplant
Service Commitment
Drug Information
Ambulatory Care

Research Project: Is a requirement of the program and is to be presented in publishable quality. The resident will present written as well as oral results.

Positions: There are four(4) positions fully funded by Broward Health Medical Center.

Benefits: The resident receives (through pre-tax payroll deductions) health insurance with optional dental and optical plans, personal time, vacation, discounted meals, and professional travel reimbursement (for the ASHP Clinical Mid-Year Meeting and the Southeastern Residency Conference). Parking is provided for free to the resident.

Special Requirements for Acceptance: Pharm.D. or B.S. degree (which must be obtained prior to the first day of the residency) with licensure eligibility in Florida. Licensure must be obtained within the first 60 days of the program and candidates must arrange to take the NAPLEX & Florida MPJE by July 30th of Residency year.

Salary: $38,000 per year.

Important Contact Information:

Residency Program Director
Robert J Kraljevich, Pharm. D., C.Ph.
Residency Director
Broward Health Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 355-5561
Residency Coordinator
Aaron Trujillo, Pharm.D.
Residency Coordinator/Clinical Coordinator
Broward Health Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(954) 355-5972

General Information

  • Service 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Centralized and decentralized services
  • Pediatric Satellite
  • ICU/Step-Down/Emergency Department Satellite
  • Approximately 26 pharmacists, 30 technicians, 3 Clinical Coordinators, 3 Management Personnel, 1 buyer/management assistant/reimbursement, 1 Pyxis Analyst, 1 Clinical Research Pharmacist and 2 college faculty members comprise the department
  • Over 1/2 of our staff have greater than 10 years tenure
  • Two levels of technical support staff with departmental support and encouragement for National Technician Certification

Centralized Services

  • Intravenous Admixture Program
  • Discharge Prescription Program
  • Extemporaneous Compounding
  • Re-packaging Program

Decentralized Services

Clinical Specialists are currently focused in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care
  • General medicine and surgical/Transplantation
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Research


  • Pyxis 4000 Automated Distribution System
  • Pyxis C-II Safe
  • Cerner Millennium Computer System
  • Fully integrated lab, radiology, admitting and pharmacy systems
  • Electronic MAR
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Barcoding
  • Computer Documentation for Nursing

Clinical Programs

  • Automatic Renal Dosing
  • Therapeutic Interchange
  • IV to PO
  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing Service
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition Dosing Service
  • HIV Stewardship Program
  • Anticoagulation Monitoring
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Darbeprotein Monitoring
  • NICU Rounds (Multidisciplinary)
  • Pediatric Rounds (Multidisciplinary)
  • Trauma Rounds (Multidisciplinary)
  • Liver Transplant (Multidisciplinary)
  • Stroke Rounds (Multidisciplinary)
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Adverse Drug Reporting System
  • Drug Information
  • Patient Education/Discharge Counseling

University Affiliation

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • University of Toledo
  • LECOM College of Pharmacy

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Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

This residency program is a one (1) year; ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency focused on providing the experience to become a competent, self-confident and successful clinical pharmacist. The following steps outline the application process.

The resident must also be enrolled in the ASHP Residency Matching process.  Information on this can be accessed via the website

This site will be utilizing the Phorcas application processing system. DEADLINE for submission of all materials to Phorcas is January 20, 2014.

Applicants must submit to Phorcas by the deadline:

  1. A brief letter of intent that includes your goals and objectives for completion of our ASHP accredited program. Include why you are pursuing a residency. Include any relevant information you wish to be evaluated during the consideration process.
  2. Submit an updated Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Provide three (3) written letters of recommendation one (1) of which is authored by a faculty member. The recommendation should focus on why you should be considered for the residency program.These written letters are in addition to the recommendations completed online through Phorcas.
  4. An official-sealed transcript from the college(s) of pharmacy where the candidate is expected to graduate or did graduate.

After receipt of all the required materials, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The interview deadline is February 28, 2014 (may be extended per arrangement).

  • The applicant will be required to provide on a CD a portfolio of all Projects, Presentations, and Paper completed during school during the interview on-site.
  • The applicant will be required to give a presentation with PowerPoint slides on site.

For any questions, please contact Robert Kraljevich, Pharm.D. Residency Director at 954-355-5561 or by e-mail at


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Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015

This residency program is a one (1) year; ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency focused on providing the experience to become a competent, self-confident and successful clinical pharmacist. DEADLINE for receipt of all materials is January 20, 2014. [more...]