The Cleveland Clinic PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares graduates in three areas important for a clinical specialist: clinical practice, precepting, and research. Not only will residents develop the clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient settings, they will also develop operational skills to initiate and/or expand clinical pharmacy services. Resident graduates will be ready to precept a wide range of learners and be able to conduct research projects from conception to publication.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will practice within Cleveland Clinic Health-System, including hospital based clinics on the main campus, as well as several non-hospital based clinics within Cleveland Clinic family health centers. The pharmacist-driven ambulatory care clinics utilize consult agreements that allow pharmacists to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for the disease states delegated by the physician. Required rotations include: primary care, primary care 2, anticoagulation, anticoagulation 2, pharmacy administration. Required specialty rotations include: diabetes, HIV, heart failure. Residents will select 3 elective rotations from the following list: geriatrics, transplant, rheumatology, diabetes 2, pharmacogenomics, emergency medicine, managed care, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy administration 2. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will present at resident conference, ambulatory care monthly, leadership journal club, and the internal medicine residency lecture series.
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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.