The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program designed to provide a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in health-system pharmacy practice.
The residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. The resident receives extensive training and experience in all areas of hospital pharmacy practice. The residency is designed to expand the skills and knowledge necessary for direct patient care. The program offers a variety of opportunities for the resident to develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotations include acute care, critical care, drug information, medication safety, and practice management. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations such as infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology, transplant, and ambulatory care. Additional activities include presentations at education conferences, completion of a research project, participation in hospital committees and pharmacy student education. Inpatient staffing is required every other weekend throughout the year. Residents also participate in an on-call program.
Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Post Graduate Training Programs:
Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, ten Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1,200 pharmacy employees, more than 300 physician practices, 20 ambulatory pharmacies, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services and a pharmacy budget exceeding $1 billion. At the Main Campus, we offer 14 distinct PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs, and at our Community Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic Florida, we offer nine PGY-1 programs, one PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program, two PGY-2 Critical Care programs, one PGY-2 Emergency Medicine, and one PGY-2 Psychiatry program.