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.
- 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
Required Learning Experiences
- Orientation to Pharmacy Practice
- Critical Care
- Drug Information
- Internal Medicine
- Medication Therapy Management
- Practice Management
Elective Learning Experiences
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Infectious Disease
- Nutrition Support
- Palliative Care
- Pharmacy Informatics
*Elective learning experiences may be repeated once if the resident desires
- 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, 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.
Rudy Seelmann, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Seelmann is the 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.
Shelby Gaudet, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Dr. Gaudet is the 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.
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 received 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.
Julie Angus, RPh, MSHI
Ms. Angus is the PGY2 Residency Program director for pharmacy informatics and 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.
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 received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University in 1995.
April Brown, PharmD, BCACP
Dr. Brown is a clinical specialist in ambulatory care and serves as the preceptor for the Medication Therapy Management learning experience. She received 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. She earned board certification in ambulatory care in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Courtney Pitts, PharmD
Dr. Pitts is a clinical specialist. She serves as the preceptor for internal medicine, psychiatry and medication therapy management. She also serves as a mentor for the cardiology learning experience. Dr. Pitts earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi in 2018. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with Baptist Hospital in 2019.
Kara Degrave, PharmD
Dr. DeGrave earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy in 2020. Her interests include psychiatry, transitions of care and practice management.
Roger “Nate” Johnson, PharmD
Dr. Johnson earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University, Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2020. His interests include infectious disease, ambulatory care and transitions of care.
- 2019-2020 - Brandon Dittmar, PharmD, BCPS
- 2019-2020 - Ian McVickar, PharmD
- 2018-2019 - Whitney Benson, PharmD, BCPS
- 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
- Effect of procalcitonin assay values on antibiotic prescribing practices at a community health system
- Evaluation of an adult diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) management protocol and time to resolution of DKA in a community health system
- 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