Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program

Baptist Hospital offers an ASHP-accredited Post-Graduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency designed to expose the resident to clinical pharmacy experiences in a variety of practice areas. After completion of the residency program, the resident will be equipped with the necessary skills and tools to (1) function as a proficient, knowledgeable clinical pharmacist working in an acute-care setting or (2) pursue a Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) residency, if desired.

Residency Expectations

  • Complete the 12-month residency program and achieve outlined goals and objectives to graduate and obtain residency certificate
  • Participate in operational activities designed to ensure that the resident gains operation experience and understands the distribution process
  • Complete a research project that is designed to improve pharmacy practice and present the completed project at the Florida Residency Conference (FRC)
  • Provide multi-disciplinary education through formal presentations including continuing educational sessions
  • Precepting pharmacy students

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation to Pharmacy Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Drug Information
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Practice Management

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Psychiatry

*Elective learning experiences may be repeated once if the resident desires

Applicant Qualifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited college of pharmacy or Bachelor of Science in pharmacy with clinical experience
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of Florida
  • Candidates must submit the following via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhorCAS):
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official pharmacy school transcript
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation – two (2) letters must be from a preceptor and/or professor
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • The Residency Program Director will extend an invitation to candidates for a formal interview

For more information please contact:

Amy Knoblock, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
PGY1 Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Services
1000 W. Moreno
Pensacola, FL 32501
 amy.knoblock@bhcpns.org

Residency Administration

Amy Knoblock, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Dr. Knoblock is the residency program director and the clinical specialist in internal medicine. She serves as the internal medicine preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She also serves as a mentor for palliative care. Dr. Knoblock earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, Eugene Appelebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2004. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak in 2005. She earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2012 and board certification in geriatrics in 2017.
 amy.knoblock@bhcpns.org

Corporate Administration

Rudy Seelmann, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Seelmann is the Corporate Health System Director of Pharmacy of Baptist Health Care. He serves as preceptor for pharmacy practice residents for Practice Management. Dr. Seelmann earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University, College of Pharmacy in 2002. He earned board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2008.
 rudy.seelmann@bhcpns.org

Shelby Gaudet, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Dr. Gaudet is the corporate health system clinical coordinator for Baptist Health Care and the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor for the antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease learning experiences. Dr. Gaudet earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2010. She earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2010 and board certification in infectious disease in 2018.
 shelby.gaudet@bhcpns.org

Operational Administration

Chelsea Frantz, PharmD
Dr. Frantz is the health system director of inpatient pharmacy. She serves as the preceptor for the orientation learning experience for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Frantz earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 2010. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Sacred Heart Hospital in 2011.
 chelsea.frantz@bhcpns.org

Lee Bennett, RPh
Mr. Bennett is an inpatient pharmacy operations manager. He aids in acclimating residents within the department during the orientation learning experience. He serves as the preceptor for the staffing/service component of the residency. Mr. Bennett earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University in 1995.
 lbennett@bhcpns.org

Preceptors

Julie Angus, RPh, MSHI
Ms. Angus is an information technology pharmacist at Baptist Hospital. She serves as the Pharmacy Informatics preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. She received her pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in 1985. She also received her Master’s Degree in Health Informatics from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, in 2016.
 julie.angus@bhcpns.org

April Brown, PharmD
Dr. Brown is a clinical specialist in ambulatory care and serves as the preceptor for the medication therapy management learning experience. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University, Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2005. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Atlanta Veteran’s Hospital in 2006.
 april.brown@bhcpns.org

Evelyn Grafton, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Grafton is a clinical pharmacist and secondary preceptor in critical care. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2018. She earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2018.
 evelyn.grafton@bhcpns.org

Ryan Heath, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Dr. Heath is the clinical specialist in psychiatry. He serves as the psychiatry preceptor for pharmacy practice residents and as a mentor for the nephrology learning experience. Dr. Heath earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University, College of Pharmacy in 2013. He completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2014. He earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2014 and board certification in psychiatry in 2017.
 ryan.heath@bhcpns.org

Jayne Hoffman, PharmD
Dr. Hoffman is the medication safety pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor in nutrition support for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Hoffman earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University, College of Pharmacy in 1983. She completed a post-doctoral residency in parenteral and enteral nutrition and intravenous therapies at Community Alimentation Services in 1984.
 jhoffman@bhcpns.org

Kayla McIntyre, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. McIntyre is a clinical pharmacist and preceptor for the hematology/oncology learning experience. Dr. McIntyre earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2017. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2018. She earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2019.
 kayla.mcintyre@bhcpns.org

Daniel Padgett, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Dr. Padgett is the clinical specialist in critical care. He serves as the critical care preceptor for pharmacy practice residents. Dr. Padgett earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University, College of Pharmacy in 2014. He completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2015. He earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2015 and board certification in critical care in 2018.
 daniel.padgett@bhcpns.org

Courtney Pitts, PharmD
Dr. Pitts is a clinical pharmacist and a preceptor in training for internal medicine and medication therapy management learning experiences. She also serves as a mentor for the cardiology learning experience. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi in 2018. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist hospital in 2019.
 courtney.pitts@bhcpns.org

Current Residents

Brandon Dittmar, PharmD
Dr. Dittmar earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy in 2019. His interests include infectious disease and oncology.
 brandon.dittmar@bhcpns.org

Ian McVickar, PharmD
Ian McVickar, PharmD
Dr. McVIckar earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions School of Pharmacy in 2019. His interests include ambulatory care and oncology.
 ian.mcvickar@bhcpns.org

Past Residents

  • 2018-2019 - Whitney Nichols, PharmD
  • 2018-2019 - Courtney Pitts, PharmD
  • 2017-2018 - Evelyn Grafton, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2017-2018 - Kayla McIntyre, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2016-2017 - Marie Barnicoat, PharmD
  • 2015-2016 - Cara Iacobellis, PharmD
  • 2014-2015 - Daniel Padgett, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • 2013-2014 - Ryan Heath, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
  • 2012-2013 - Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP
  • 2011-2012 - Brian Meister, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2010-2011 - Harjot Jassal, PharmD, BCPS
  • 2009-2010 - Shelby Gaudet, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Past Residency Research Projects

  • Compliance rates of an inpatient alcohol withdrawal assessment and treatment protocol
  • Evaluation of mass spectrometry implementation on adult inpatients with contaminated blood cultures at a community based health care system
  • Effects of an ascorbic acid, hydrocortisone and thiamine regimen in addition to conventional treatment of sepsis in the intensive care unit at a community hospital
  • Implementation of pharmacy services in an outpatient heart failure clinic
  • Evaluation of a pharmacist-driven protocol for managing metabolic disorders of behavioral medicine patients on scheduled antipsychotic medications
  • Evaluation of regadenoson and dipyridamole for use in pharmacologic stress tests
  • Evaluating the impact of clinical pharmacy interventions of the Joint Commission Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures
  • Exparel ® for the treatment of post-operative pain
  • Stress ulcer prophylaxis utilization and optimization in the intensive care unit
  • Perioperative use of intravenous acetaminophen
  • Evaluation of a pharmacist-driven warfarin dosing service at a community hospital
  • Inpatient IV vancomycin therapy: clinical pharmacist management compared to physician management