The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year postgraduate training program that provides training in a variety of areas of pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical skills through direct interaction with patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Graduates will be prepared for a successful career in multiple adult acute care settings, ambulatory care, or further training in aPGY-2 residency program. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple environments, equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice. Residents will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team.
These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, students, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. Residents will demonstrate a high level of professionalism by following a personal philosophy of independent practice, monitoring their own performance, and will contribute to the profession.
Residents will gain experience in a variety of core practice areas including: internal medicine, emergency medicine, family practice, critical care, infectious diseases, anticoagulation clinic, diabetes clinic, quality improvement/medication safety, pharmacy practice management, transitions of care, and research. Elective experiential opportunities include: neurologic intensive care, cardio-vascular intensive care, surgical intensive care, medical intensive care, pain management, endocrinology, psychiatric medicine, and hematology/oncology. Residents will gain experience teaching by serving as the primary preceptor for at least one pharmacy student and completing either the teaching certificate program offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) or a leadership certificate offered through Cleveland Clinic.
Residents will also provide continuing education programs for the pharmacy staff, lead at least one Morbidity and Mortality conference, and provide community service by delivering medication education sessions to cardiac rehabilitation patients.
Residents will work every other weekend throughout the year which includes rotating between staffing and the High-risk Patient - Clinical Generalist model.
Additionally, the resident will develop and complete an original research project. The project will be presented at a variety of local, regional, and national professional conferences, including ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference, and a manuscript of publishable quality will be prepared.
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.