Pharmacy Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency program at UF Health Central Florida. The Pharmacy staff and faculty of the residency program welcome the opportunity to introduce our program to you. For questions regarding the PGY-1 residency or the application process please contact our Residency Program Directors:

UF Health Leesburg Hospital
Brittany Helton
Phone: 352.323.5380

UF Health The Villages® Hospital
Kirsty Cowles, MPharm, BCPS
Phone: 352.751.8063

Eligibility Requirements

  • Academic: At the time the residency begins, the applicant must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited college or school of pharmacy with a PharmD degree.
  • Professional License: All residents must be eligible for Florida licensure. Selected and matched residents must be licensed by August 1st.
  • Interview: An on-site or virtual interview is required.
  • Non-Resident Alien Applicants: To be considered for employment, you must presently have an employment authorization that is valid throughout the residency period.  We do not sponsor international visas.


  • Interested applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program
  • Submit all applications through PhORCAS.
  • Final deadline for complete applications is December 31, 2022

Complete applications include:

  • Transcript of the applicant’s grades
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Standardized Reference Forms supplied by PhORCAS from three (3) professional sources

After completed applications have been reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an on-site interview. Official start date for the residency: June 26, 2023.


  • Ten days of paid time off (PTO)
  • Seven paid holidays
  • Contributory health insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Administrative leave for professional meetings and interviews


The resident receives a $47,985.60 stipend paid by UF Health Central Florida Hospitals.