The Pharmacotherapy Residency (PGY-1 and PGY-2) is a specialized two-year training program designed to develop expert-level competence in pharmacotherapy.
The program instructs the resident on the provision of safe, appropriate, economical use of medication through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and functions in patient care in preparation for becoming a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS). The program’s goal is to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive as a clinical generalist, specialist, coordinator or faculty member. Rotations are arranged in two-to three-month long clinical blocks that focus on a particular area of pharmacotherapy (e.g., critical care, internal medicine, pediatrics). In the second year, more specialized blocks of clinical rotations and a longitudinal ambulatory care component are offered to build and enhance competencies acquired during the resident’s first year.
Residents also have the opportunity to concentrate on a particular area of pharmacotherapy in the second year. Throughout year 1 and 2, additional requirements include presentations, projects, a manuscript, and inpatient staffing.
Contact: Pharmacotherapy Residency Director Anthony Zembillas, PharmD, BCPS Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy 9500 Euclid Avenue/HB-105, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
1. 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 an APPE 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.
2. 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 APPE 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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