The Pharmacy Informatics Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide both experiential and didactic informatics experiences to prepare a pharmacist for a career in medical informatics.
The program offers a wide variety of projects involving implementation or optimization of features in an electronic health record and medication-use processes used by a multi-hospital health-system. Additionally, with many different types of automation in place across the health-system, opportunities are available for experience with automated dispensing systems, automated carousels, pharmacy robotics, and pharmacy workflow and inventory management systems. Required rotations will include Automation and Technology, Orders Management, Reporting and Analytics, Clinical Decision Support, Informatics Theory, and Informatics Leadership. Elective opportunities are available in specialty-focused areas such as Oncology Informatics, Ambulatory Informatics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Order Set Management. The resident will also lead a longitudinal research project which will involve implementing a new technology, or improving upon an existing technology, in the electronic health record or medication-use system. The Pharmacy Informatics Residency also provides the opportunity to earn a credential in the use of the medication management application in the electronic health record. The resident will participate in several multidisciplinary committees to observe and contribute to the decision making and change management processes currently in place at Cleveland Clinic. The resident will also have the opportunity to participate in journal clubs and pharmacy education conferences.
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.