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, pain management, family practice, critical care, infectious diseases, anticoagulation clinic, diabetes clinic, quality improvement/medication safety, drug information/ investigational drug use, 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, emergency medicine, 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 the teaching certificate program offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). 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 22 weekends 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 Great Lakes 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, ten Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1,200 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 and Cleveland Clinic Florida, we offer nine PGY-1 programs, one PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program, two PGY-2 Critical Care programs, one PGY-2 Emergency Medicine, and one PGY-2 Psychiatry program.