This individualized fellowship is a 2-year program for pharmacists desiring to develop advanced skills in clinical practice, independent research, and teaching in the area of Primary Care pharmacotherapy.
The fellowship is 2 years in length, beginning July 1 and ending June 30. The current fellowship cycle begins and ends on odd-numbered years (i.e., July 2021 to June 2023).
The fellowship annual stipend is benchmarked on NIH stipend levels (i.e., $52,704 in 2020). Additional benefits are available to fellows, including health insurance and retirement savings plans. Details can be found here and here(fellows in this program are administratively classified as “Postdoctoral Associates”).
This fellowship program is housed at the UF Family Medicine at Main clinic in north central Gainesville, FL, approximately two miles from UF’s main campus. Approximately 23,500 patients/year are treated at this practice site, which is the fellow’s primary clinic, teaching, and research site. The Main Street clinic serves as a primary location at UF for education of pharmacy students (~2-3 APPE students/6-week rotations), medical students (variable number per year) and Family Medicine physician residents (~10 each of PGY1, PGY2, and PGY3s). Additional clinical opportunities may be available in other affiliated clinics and in the Family Medicine inpatient service at UF Health. Additional research opportunities may be available through the local Ambulatory Care Research (ACR) network.
The fellow serves as co-director of the Family Medicine pharmacotherapy and anticoagulation clinics. These clinics provide opportunities for both direct patient care by the fellow, and oversight of APPE students in direct patient care. Additional opportunities include transitions of care; high-risk diabetes clinic; inpatient Family Medicine; and, Equal-access after-hours clinic.
The fellow will have opportunities in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum to create and deliver lectures, lead case discussions, and develop test questions; develop and deliver topic discussions to ambulatory care rotation students; and, participate in the Academic Teaching Certificate Program. Additional opportunities include lectures and leading case discussions in the Physician Assistant (PA) Program and lectures and case discussions in Family Medicine Resident didactic sessions.
The fellow also will design, initiate, and conduct new research pertinent to ambulatory care and in line with their own research interests. Opportunities include: participation in ongoing prospective, multi-center clinical trials; retrospective observational studies using UF’s Integrated Data Repository, the OneFlorida Data Trust, or other large administrative datasets (Medicare, Medicaid, Marketscan commercial claims, etc.); and, cross-sectional analyses using large national survey datasets (e.g., NHANES).
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is an expectation of all fellows. A list of peer-reviewed publications written by fellows during their time in the program can be found here. In addition, most fellows work on one or more book chapters during their tenure in the program.
Fellows are also eligible for tuition waivers for coursework through the UF Employee Education Program as well as a variety of other professional development programs available to UF and Health Science Center employees.
More information and application instructions at: https://ptr.pharmacy.ufl.edu/training/uf-family-medicine-pharmacy-fellowship/