Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program

Community-based pharmacy residency program

What is a PGY1 Residency?

A postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based pharmacy residency training program is an organized program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program. The first-year residency program enhances general competencies in managing medication-use systems and supports optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.


The purpose of the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.


At the University of Florida, our goal is to develop clinical practitioners who provide advanced patient care services and advance pharmacy practice in a community pharmacy setting. The program is intentionally and specifically designed to enhance the resident’s knowledge, skills, confidence, and abilities by incorporating our four pharmacy foundations: 1) Community Pharmacy Practice Advocate, 2) Ambulatory Patient Care Expert, 3) Clinical Pharmacy Educator and 4) Innovative Leader.

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Florida will prepare a pharmacy resident to become a leader as an innovative clinical practitioner. Our program will assist the pharmacy resident to develop leadership abilities, strengthen confidence and skills and offer an experience to advance patient care services within a community pharmacy practice.

Our residency program contributes to helping people across our community live healthier and happier lives by instilling the core values of care, dedication, innovation, trust and partnership between patients, student pharmacists, pharmacy residents and the residency program directors. After successful completion of the program, the residency graduate will be prepared to step into a pharmacy management or a clinical pharmacist position.


The UF College of Pharmacy has partnered with three of the leading independent community pharmacies in Florida to host these residency positions.

Baya Pharmacy

Lake City, Florida

Owner: Carl and Joan Allison

Baya Pharmacy

Panama Pharmacy

Jacksonville, Florida

Owner: Kevin Duane

Panama Pharmacy

Bay Street Pharmacy

Sebastian, Florida

Owner: Theresa Tolle

Bay Street Pharmacy

Start Your Application

Applicants are encouraged to submit the application materials listed below by January 6, 2023.

The applicant will use PhORCAS to apply to the program, participate in the match and will require the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent (in two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in community pharmacy, your career goals and which site you would prefer )
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Student Mentorship

The resident will teach in the Professional Practice Skills Lab series, which spans across all three years of the didactic curriculum. The resident will have mentored opportunities to present lectures, prepare examination questions and assess students on knowledge and skills. Additional opportunities include a monthly journal club with other residents, lunch and learns, grand rounds, topic discussions and many others.

Residents in a PGY1 residency programs are provided the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes and advance the growth of their clinical judgment.

Academic Teaching Certificate Program

The Community-Based Pharmacy Resident will also take part in the Academic Teaching Certificate Program.

  • Audience: This program is designed for pharmacy residents, fellows and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in academia.
  • Goal: To prepare participants with experiences helpful for securing entry-level faculty positions in academia. In addition to discussion of academic topics and active mentoring, participants will receive formal training in delivering pharmacy education in both the formal classroom setting as well as in the clinical practice environment. This will occur through course facilitation in the classroom, precepting pharmacy students in their advanced pharmacy practice experiences, and providing a formal course lecture.


1. View lectures and complete assignments on course website, including these modules:

  • Orientation to distance education and certificate program
  • Presentations and activities to introduce the concept of facilitation and the development of good facilitation skills
  • Discussion about precepting pharmacy students and related issues (teaching clinical problem solving, evaluating students, motivating students, literature evaluation and developing a rotation)
  • Discussion on careers in academia
  • Direction and discussion on creating a personal teaching philosophy and ePortfolio
  • Discussion on creating a course

2. Serve as facilitator for a pharmacy course for approximately 20 hours total in the fall and/or spring semester

  • This may include skills lab, IPPE, ICS, or other courses. Assignments will be assigned by the local campus faculty in charge of each resident group.

3. Assist with precepting clerkship (APPE) students at your residency site (minimum 8 weeks)

  • Resources will be utilized to assist residents in the development of precepting skills.
  • The resident will write a reflection paper on their precepting experience

4. Prepare and provide a one hour pharmacy lecture. An assigned College of Pharmacy faculty member or other designee will serve as the mentor and will approve content and presentation delivery

5. Prepare a personal teaching philosophy

6. Submit an ePortfolio

7. Meet at least quarterly with assigned College of Pharmacy faculty mentor or designee

Other Information

  • An evaluation will be completed by the faculty mentor and students for the courses the resident facilitates. In addition, the faculty mentor will complete PharmAcademic evaluations quarterly upon request.
  • Participants must be able to meet the above requirements. This includes precepting students in their residency program and traveling to campus to facilitate.
  • Opportunities to complete an elective residency rotation in academic pharmacy are available for interested participants. If selected, all program requirements can be met during that elective month.
  • Those who successfully complete the program by meeting all of the above requirements will receive a certificate from The University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is designed to cultivate knowledge, skills and behaviors focused on the four quadrants of the UF Leadership Model: Build Trust, Create & Communicate Vision, Generate Alignment; Cultivate Talent. The program is a series of 10 monthly workshops that encourage interaction and reflection to identify how to best apply the leadership concepts to your current and future roles. The workshops are presented by leadership experts from UF Training and Organizational Development. Residents also meet with a pharmacist to discuss application of the leadership concepts into various pharmacy practice models.

Additional Information

If you have questions about the residency, contact program director Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D.

Current Residents

Katie Sanford, Pharm.D.

Katie Sanford, Pharm.D., joins the UF college of Pharmacy as a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy resident working under the guidance of Dr. Stacey Curtis. Her community pharmacy practice site is Panama Pharmacy in Jacksonville. Sanford was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Florida. Sanford received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Florida. Her interests include community pharmacy and patient centered care. Outside of pharmacy, Katie enjoys going to Pure Barre, trying new brunch spots, and playing with Lucy her Golden Retriever.

Katie Sanford

Maryam Deravi, Pharm.D.

Maryam Deravi, Pharm.D., joins the UF College of Pharmacy as a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy resident working under the mentorship of Dr. Stacey Curtis. Her community pharmacy practice site is Baya Pharmacy in Lake City. Maryam was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Iowa City, Iowa, to pursue her undergraduate in Biology. She then moved to Florida and worked as a research coordinator at UF before obtaining her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the UF College of Pharmacy. She is interested in academia, independent community pharmacy, chronic disease management, and professional advocacy. Aside from her passion for pharmacy and education, Dr. Deravi works as a fitness coach advocating for mental and physical health in the Gainesville Community.


Gabriella Perez, Pharm.D.

Gabriella Perez, Pharm.D., joins the UF College of Pharmacy as a PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy resident working under the guidance of Dr. Stacey Curtis. Her community pharmacy practice site is Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Fl. Perez was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended ungraduated school the University of Central Florida as a Biomedical Science major. Gabby received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, chronic disease state management, and professional advocacy. Her interest outside of pharmacy include going fishing, scuba diving, and spending time outside.


Madden Stockstill, Pharm.D.

Madden was born in Louisiana and raised in Picayune, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi. Stockstill’s professional interests include enhanced community pharmacy services, academia, medical missions, chronic disease state management, and compounding. Outside of pharmacy, Madden enjoys traveling to new countries, playing board games, spending time in the water, and hanging out with her 2 rescue pups!


Past Residents

Resident Residency year Where are they now?
Calynn Dioses 2022-2023 PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Kern Medical California
Taylor Certain 2022-2023 PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Advent Health East Orlando
Tina M. Finnegan 2021-2022 Clinical Pharmacist at Bay Street Pharmacy
Samantha Winters 2021-2022
Colleen Courey 2020-2021 Supervising Medication Reconciliation Pharmacist at HCA West Florida Hospital
Joseph Dabringer 2020-2021 Inpatient Pharmacy Manager at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, FL
Chardae Whitner 2020-2021 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
D. Garrett Smith 2019-2020 Owner, Equity Pharmacy – Jay, FL
Angelina Vascimini 2019-2020 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy