The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year postgraduate training program that develops general pharmaceutical patient care expertise. 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.
The residency offers exposure to intensive care (medical, surgical, cardiovascular, and cardiothoracic), high risk obstetrics, neonatology, oncology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, ambulatory internal medicine, longitudinal ambulatory care (anticoagulation and heart failure clinic), infectious disease, administration, and pharmacy practice.
Additional opportunities are available through hospital committees, investigational review boards and elective rotations. Residents fine tune their communication skills through multiple journal clubs and formal presentations. Residents develop critical thinking skills through case conferences in addition to daily rounding on patient care teams. Residents develop leadership skills through two individual leadership courses and monthly leadership seminars. Residents develop teaching and preceptor skills through PharmD student interactions.
Residents complete a major research project, drug use evaluation, and seminar presentation. Residents submit a manuscript of their research for publication and a poster of their drug use evaluation at ASHP and Vizient. Residents present their research at OCCP and the Ohio Residency Conference.
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.