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Pharmacy Residency Program

Indian River Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1) is an American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited, 12 month, post-graduate program.  The residents will train in various aspects of pharmacy practice including Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Ambulatory Care, Infectious Disease, as well as various electives.

In accordance with ASHP, the program will provide the structure for learning by following the Residency Learning System (RLS) but the program will enable flexibility to meet the resident’s practice interest and career goals.

Residency Specifics


Mandatory Residency Specifics
Program Length
Orientation 4 weeks
Sterile Preparations 4 weeks
Internal Medicine 4 weeks
Cardiology 4 weeks
Infectious Disease 4 weeks
Critical Care 8 weeks
Ambulatory Care 8 weeks

Electives (4 weeks)

  • Administration
  • Drug Information
  • Infectious Disease II
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition Support

(Resident can select a mandatory rotation as elective or repeat another elective)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Staffing/Pharmacy Consult Service
  • Residency Project
  • P&T Committee meetings
  • Hospital Lectures


Paid vacation/holidays/sick leave, Health/life insurance, discounted meals and reimbursement for Clinical and Professional meetings.

Residency Application Process

Indian River Medical Center participates in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) System endorsed by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) (

Residency Candidate must upload the following documents to PhORCAS

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • References
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

In addition to uploading the above documents into PhORCAS, Residency Candidates must complete the IRMC Online Application.  If not posted upon reviewing, check back at a later date.

Application Deadline: Jan. 7

Residency Matching Program: ASHP National Matching Service (NMS) code is 154513

Candidate Qualifications: Candidates must graduate from an ACPE Accredited School of Pharmacy.  Foreign graduates must be accepted and approved through the PhORCAS system and have met all requirements of the Florida Board of Pharmacy for licensure including the required 500 clerkship hours.  All candidates must be eligible to take the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (Florida law exam) and the NAPLEX or hold a current Florida pharmacist license. The resident must obtain Florida licensure within 90 days of starting the program.

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