Residency training takes place primarily at the Akron Campus. The resident will gain experience through a number of clinical rotations and learn through interactions with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals devoted to providing optimal care to patients with various disease states and a range of complexity of patient problems.
The resident will gain experience in dealing with issues impacting pharmacy practice today. Training will provide clinical, operational and management strategies designed to provide safe and cost-effective use of medications. Participation in ongoing medication use evaluation programs and formulary activities is required.
The Department of Pharmacy Services has a longstanding history of excellence in Pharmaceutical Care and Research. Therefore, learning will include a focus on the mission of the department, current services, short and long-term goals and policies concerning medication use. The resident will have the opportunity to complete a research project with the advantage of having access to a diverse patient population, experienced preceptors, and well-established Research Department at Summa. Research results will be submitted for presentation at professional meetings and for publication.
Our pharmacists are widely involved in teaching pharmacy students as an Advanced and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience training site for several colleges of pharmacy. The resident will have the opportunity to assist with clinical training of pharmacy students in these programs. The opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate is also available through the Northeast Ohio Medical University.
A detailed letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, college transcripts and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PhORCAS no later than January 1st (NMS Code is 186513). Applicants will be notified of interview status within 15 business days of application dateline. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
PharmD. or BS in pharmacy from an Accredited College or School of Pharmacy
Eligibility for Ohio Licensure
Eligibility for employment at Summa (including background check, drug & nicotine screening, COVID-19 & Influenza vaccination)
Pharmacy residency programs at Summa Health System are unified together under Pharmacy Education which is designed to develop trainees into autonomous clinicians with the skills needed to lead patient-specific programs in acute care practice settings. The conscientious integration of senior residents (PGY2) with junior residents (PGY1) provides a dynamic and collaborative training environment based on the principles of graduate medical education