The UH Cleveland Medical Center postgraduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to continue the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of disease states and conditions. Pharmacy residents will be exposed to all pivotal areas of pharmacy practice; they will optimize patient care and outcomes by applying evidence-based medicine as integral members of the multidisciplinary health care teams.
Graduating PGY1 residents are eligible for board certification and are eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The PGY1 pharmacy practice residency is a one-year commitment designed to provide postgraduate practical experience in the provision of pharmaceutical care. Through these experiences, the resident is provided the opportunity to develop as a general pharmacy practitioner and to build a foundation for further postgraduate pharmacy training including specialized residencies and fellowships. Our goal is to train each resident to be a competent and confident provider of comprehensive pharmaceutical care. The resident will demonstrate the ability to manage patient care and achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. In addition to patient care, residents will be involved in pharmacy research and providing education to pharmacists, students, other health care professionals, and patients in alignment with the hospital’s mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Throughout the residency experience, each resident will develop individual and professional skills that will help mold him or her into a highly marketable clinical practitioner.
Graduates of accredited Colleges of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio may submit the following materials via PhORCAS to the program director for consideration for residency program admission:
Letter of intent
Three letters of reference
Official college transcripts
About University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
University Hospitals is a 1032-bed tertiary medical center located in northeast Ohio and is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. Included in UH are University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, among the nation’s best children’s hospitals; University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University (the nation's highest designation); and University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women.More than 24,000 physicians and employees constitute University Hospitals and its partnership hospitals, ranking it Northeast Ohio’s second largest private sector employer. UH performs more than 4.5 million outpatient procedures and nearly 63,000 inpatient discharges annually.