The Critical Care Residency (PGY-2) at Hillcrest Hospital is a specialized one-year residency experience designed to develop and train an expert level critical care pharmacy practitioner. The program provides multiple training settings and opportunities in order to hone and advance the resident’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area of critical care medicine and subsequently succeed as a critical care clinical specialist. Residents refine their critical thinking skills, pharmacotherapy expertise, and critical care medicine acumen while enhancing their communication and interpersonal skills, allowing them to become well-rounded and highly desirable critical care pharmacy professionals.
The program offers required learning opportunities in medical, surgical, neonatal, cardiothoracic, and coronary care intensive care unit settings, as well as an infectious disease service, and the emergency department. Elective rotation opportunities are available in high risk obstetrics, trauma, and the pediatric emergency department. The resident will complete a medication use evaluation and an original research project, with an associated manuscript written for publication. These projects will be presented at various state and national level pharmacy and critical care professional meetings. Numerous educational and preceptor prospects are also available, including didactic teaching of midlevel providers, nursing and pharmacy staff; and precepting of PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students at both the IPPE and APPE level. Clinical and distributive staffing requirements sharpen the resident’s abilities as a pharmacist while developing leadership and communication skills. Participation in the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Resident Corners of Leadership Program is also encouraged.
Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Post Graduate Training Programs:
Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center and 17 additional hospitals, including 5 in Southeast Florida. In total, there are nearly 6,000 inpatient beds and over 1,400 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 (Florida and Ohio), we offer nine PGY-1 programs, one PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program, two PGY-2 Critical Care programs and one PGY-2 Emergency Medicine.