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Pharmacy Residency Program

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.

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.

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


Application Process

Application Requirements

All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Florida.

Application Process

Eligible candidates will have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy and must submit all the standard application requirements via PhORCAS by January 16th. An on-site interview is required.



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.


General Information

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: 289
Number of Patient Care Centers: 8


Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • General Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Neonatology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Administration

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Project
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Staffing/Service

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Department
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiology II
  • Neonatology II


  • Irvin Alfonso, PharmD
  • Gabriella Blyumin, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Rebeca Calderon, PharmD
  • Daniel DeArazoza, PharmD, BCPS
  • Howard Fistel, RPh
  • Helen Lee, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jessica Lemoine, PharmD
  • Nicole Mulas, PharmD
  • Sarah Newman, PharmD
  • Emilio Perez, PharmD
  • Sharmeen Roy, PharmD, BCPS
  • Ileana Sotto, PharmD, BCOP
  • Amber Taylor, PharmD
  • Marilyn Torres, PharmD


Contact Us


Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155

Director of Pharmacy

Irvin Alfonso, PharmD
Phone: 305-663-8512
Fax: 305-662-8255

Program Director

Amber Taylor, PharmD
Phone: 305-663-8559
Fax: 305-662-8255

Contact Person

Helen Lee, PharmD, BCPS

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