The PGY1 residency program at Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital develops the pharmacist both clinically and professionally beyond a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Each resident will work with the staff to customize their own educational experience with a mix of required and elective rotations including: ICU, Internal Medicine, Emergency Room, Surgery, Cardiology, Management and Drug Policy and Development. Upon graduation, the resident will be well prepared to practice in any setting, or pursue a specialized PGY2 residency program.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PROGRAM DESIGN / STRUCTURE
Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program accepts residents seeking to complete an ASHP-accredited Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) program. The program is not designed to provide sponsorship to international students. The focus of the PGY1 residency is the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy by providing a broad scope of pharmaceutical services to patients and building a solid foundation for further development of advanced clinical pharmacy practice skills.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency program comprises three key areas: acute patient care, drug-use policy development, and practice management. These areas are represented through direct patient care rotations, clinical and didactic teaching activities, and completion of a longitudinal research project.
The Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program composed of four required competency areas: 1) Patient Care, 2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care, 3) Leadership and Management, 4) Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge. The broad scope of pharmacy patient care services offered provides a high degree of flexibility to pursue individual goals.
The rotation schedule for the 12-month PGY1 residency program includes:
• Internal Medicine
• Critical Care
• Emergency Medicine
• Drug Policy and Development
• Anticoagulation Clinic
• Blood and Marrow Transplant
• Infectious Disease
• Repeat any required rotation
Based on your interests, you’ll have the flexibility to create additional electives and repeat required rotations. A teaching certificate is also available in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.
• ACLS Training
• Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program
• Precept APPE students
• Education of other health care professionals
• Committee involvement
HOW TO APPLY
The application deadline is January 1.
Candidates should submit the following using PhORCAS:
1. Letter of intent (include current practice interests, why you’re interested in pursuing a residency and examples of what you hope to accomplish)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Academic transcripts
4. Three letters of recommendation (completed using the PhORCAS standardized reference form)
Candidates must be eligible for Ohio licensure. Please note: We’re not able to sponsor visas for pharmacy residents.
After receiving and reviewing all application materials, individual candidates will be selected for onsite interviews at Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital in January and February.
The resident matching program code number is 245813.
All pharmacy residents must become registered as pharmacists in the State of Ohio at the earliest opportunity after acceptance into the residency program. Residents must become registered as pharmacy interns prior to starting the residency program and until such time that pharmacist licensure in Ohio is official. No resident will be permitted to start the program until a valid Ohio intern or pharmacist license is on file in the department. It is expected that the resident will obtain Ohio licensure within 30 days of their official start date. Failure to obtain Ohio licensure within 90 days from their official start date will result in dismissal from the residency program.
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital maintains a cordial relationship with several regional hospitals (including in Kentucky) and additional learning opportunities not available within the organization can be coordinated if there is desire on the part of the resident and availability on the part of the external hospital.
We are not able to sponsor international VISAs.
About Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital
For 40 years, Fairfield Hospital has provided award-winning, compassionate clinical care to the residents of Butler County and Northern Cincinnati that focuses on an unmatched patient experience.
Offering more top-of-the-line services than any other hospital in Butler County, Fairfield Hospital provides personalized care for the full spectrum of healthcare needs. Some of our advanced services include nationally-ranked comprehensive heart care from EKG’s to open heart surgery, robotic-assisted and minimally invasive surgery, nationally-accredited maternity care and high-risk fetal medicine, nationally-accredited acute inpatient rehabilitation, an award-winning emergency department and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, among others.
Last year, Thomson Reuters ranked Fairfield Hospital among the Top 100 overall hospitals, Top 50 heart hospitals and Top 10 community hospitals in the nation.