The Cleveland Clinic PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares graduates in three areas important for a clinical specialist: clinical practice, precepting, and research. Not only will residents develop the clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient settings, they will also develop operational skills to initiate and/or expand clinical pharmacy services. Resident graduates will be ready to precept a wide range of learners and be able to conduct research projects from conception to publication.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will practice within Cleveland Clinic Health-System, including hospital based clinics on the main campus, as well as several non-hospital based clinics within Cleveland Clinic family health centers. The pharmacist-driven ambulatory care clinics utilize consult agreements that allow pharmacists to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for the disease states delegated by the physician. Required longitudinal rotations include: primary care, anticoagulation, pharmacy administration. Required specialty rotations include: diabetes, HIV, and heart failure. Residents will select 3 elective rotations from the following list: geriatrics, pain management, oncology, transplant, rheumatology, diabetes 2, emergency medicine, managed care, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy administration 2. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will present at resident conference, ambulatory care monthly, leadership journal club, and the internal medicine residency lecture series.
Contact: Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director Giavanna Russo-Alvarez, PharmD, BCACP Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy 9500 Euclid Ave, G1-110, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 Email: email@example.com
Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:
We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to a PGY1 rotation in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your PGY1 residency rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/or worked to improve in this area.
Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 2, 2019 by 11:59 PM. For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Drug Information, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Oncology, Psychiatry and Solid Organ Transplant), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience is required.
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