Gregory School of Pharmacy

Residency Program

Palm Beach Atlantic University's (PBA) PGY-1 residency program prepares its residents to become servant leaders within the profession of pharmacy.

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in patient-centered care, while focusing on fostering personal and professional leadership. We are currently the only residency program that actively incorporates faith integration as one of its core traits. Emphasis within the program is placed on:

  • Critical thinking
  • Pedagogy
  • Time management
  • Collaborative care
  • Clinical site development
  • Communication

It is our goal as preceptors to nurture residents in their knowledge, skills, commitment and insight. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) PGY1 pharmacy residency prepares pharmacists as servant leaders within the profession. Pharmacist clinicians are prepared for direct patient care positions, particularly ambulatory care, academia, and PGY2 training in a focused area of practice.

Instructional Design and Organization
The PBA post-graduate year one pharmacy residency is divided into eight core training themes. Diverse activities have been designed within each core training theme to ensure maximal learning opportunities. 


Eight Core Training Themes (CTT's):

  1. Ambulatory Care (three at five weeks)
  2. Internal Medicine (four weeks)
  3. Institutional Practice (Longitudinal)
  4. Academia (Rotation and Longitudinal)
  5. Drug Information (Longitudinal)
  6. Academia Administration (four weeks)
  7. Research (four-week block and longitudinal)
  8. Faith Integration (Longitudinal) 

All rotations are four-week blocks with the exception of Ambulatory Care which is five-week blocks. A primary preceptor will supervise the resident's day-to-day activities, however the resident will interact with other preceptors throughout longitudinal activities (drug information, institutional practice), and electives. Christian faith integration is conducted consistent with the mission of both the School of Pharmacy and the university.


Supporting Documents

  1. Why Should I Do a Residency?
  2. What Defines a Residency?
  3. How to Write a Curriculum Vitae


The residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation division of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.