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 acute care and ambulatory environments 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, and opportunities in clinical hospital practice.
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, cardiology, infectious disease, unit-based pharmacy practice, emergency medicine, neonatal intensive care, and administration. Required longitudinal rotations are family medicine clinic, research project and staffing. Electives include oncology, pediatric/adolescent psychiatry, trauma, investigational drug services, inpatient family medicine, and critical care (surgery). There are opportunities to complete teaching and leadership certificates.
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 precepting students from colleges of pharmacy. Research skills are developed throughout 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.
CONTACT Pharmacy Residency Director Judy Ashe, PharmD, BCSCP Fairview Hospital, Department of Pharmacy 18101 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44111 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 Fairview 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.