The Fairview Hospital Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year postgraduate training program that provides a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care and hospital pharmacy practice. The program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in an acute care and ambulatory environment to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care. Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for specialized residencies, fellowships, hospital practice in an integrated patient care area clinical role or other career opportunities.
Throughout the year, residents are involved in a variety of service, education and research activities. They also provide longitudinal support for key pharmacy practice initiatives such as formulary management, patient education and medication reconciliation. Required experiences include adult internal medicine, critical care, unit-based pharmacy practice, psychiatry, emergency medicine, neonatal intensive care, and administration.
Required longitudinal rotations are family medicine clinic, research project, staffing and NEOMED teaching certificate program. Electives include oncology, pediatric/adolescent psychiatry, trauma, investigational drug services, inpatient family medicine, and critical care (surgery).
In addition to clinical activities, residents are involved in educational programs, which include pharmacy case conferences and continuing education seminar presentations. Other teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services and co-precepting students from colleges of pharmacy. Research skills are developed through experience and enhanced by instruction during the year as residents complete a research project and drug use evaluation. Residents attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference and have the opportunity to attend and participate in other state and local conferences.
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.