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 primary care), 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.
CONTACT Pharmacy Residency Director Frank Rigelsky, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP Hillcrest Hospital, Department of Pharmacy 6780 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Requirements for PGY1 Programs:
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 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.
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 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM. For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Oncology, Pediatrics and Solid Organ Transplant), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience is required. Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.
Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements [e.g., graduating from accredited college of pharmacy, obtaining pharmacist license in Ohio (for Ohio sites) or Florida (for Florida sites) within 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine].
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months.
The Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program does not meet the qualifications of an OPT STEM employer because Cleveland Clinic is not enrolled in E-Verify.
About Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Post Graduate Training Programs:
Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center and 17 additional hospitals, including 5 in Southeast Florida. In total, there are nearly 6,000 inpatient beds and over 1,500 pharmacy employees, 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 (Florida and Ohio), we offer 11 PGY-1 programs, one PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program, two PGY-2 Critical Care programs and one PGY-2 Emergency Medicine.