Welcome to the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The purpose of the residency is to train highly motivated pharmacists, increase professional development, clinical involvement, and develop independent problem-solving skills in the pharmacotherapy specific to the pediatric population. The resident will be exposed to pediatric patients cared for by cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, oncology, orthopedics, pediatric surgery, pediatric and neonatal critical care medicine, and general pediatrics services. Graduates also acquire experience in research focused in pediatric care and are expected to develop the ability to teach patients, caregivers and other health professionals. The program is designed to provide residents with the fundamental and specialized skills necessary for contemporary health-system pharmacy practice.


The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide candidates with a solid foundation in pharmacy practice, direct patient care, drug information, and practice management skills in a pediatric setting. The resident will function as an active member of various multidisciplinary teams where exposure to diverse clinical experiences will be gained through pediatric-focused clinical and administrative rotations.

In addition, the resident is expected to complete or participate in various projects such as Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee drug monograph preparation and presentation, a research project suitable for publication, drug utilization reviews, journal club participations, and other presentations that may include continuing education symposium.

The resident will also gain experience rounding daily with medical teams, evaluating patient's medication therapy, providing pediatric pharmacotherapy recommendations, and educating students and healthcare providers.

Required Learning Experiences

General Pediatrics
Critical Care
Infectious Diseases

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Antibiotic Stewardship
Medication Safety

Elective Learning Experiences

Investigational Drug Service
Bone Marrow Transplantation

How to Apply


Eligible candidates will have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy. All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Florida.

Application Process

Applicants must submit all the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by January 3th. An on-site interview is required.

Duration: 12 months
No. of Positions: 2
Starting Date: July 1st
Estimated Stipend: $42,000
Benefits: Health insurance, sick leave, discount meals, professional travel reimbursement
Training Site Type: Hospital
Model Type(s): Teaching, Non-Profit
Total Beds: 309
Number of Patient Care Centers: 8

Our Staff

  • Gabriella Blyumin, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Rebeca Calderon, PharmD
  • Nian Chang, PharmD
  • Daniel DeArazoza, PharmD
  • Helen Lee, PharmD, BCPS
  • David Mancuso, PharmD
  • Nicole Mulas, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Yaletza Rodriguez, PharmD
  • Ileana Sotto, PharmD, BCOP
  • Tianyun Gao, PharmD
  • Marry Vuong, PharmD