The Cleveland Clinic Florida Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides education and training with a primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in a number of specialized pharmacy practice areas. Throughout the year, the residents are involved in a variety of service, education and research activities. During the pharmacy residency, the resident will learn to conduct patient care activities using a consistent approach that reflects the philosophy of pharmaceutical care. In addition to clinical activities, the resident will be involved in educational programs, which includes pharmacy case conferences, journal clubs and a seminar presentation. Other teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services, as well as co-precepting students from colleges of pharmacy. Research skills will be developed through experience and enhanced by instruction during the year as residents complete a research project and drug use evaluation. Residents will also attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and have the opportunity to attend and participate in state and local conferences.
Pharmacy Residency Program Location
Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has more than 215 physicians with expertise in 35 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida is ranked as one of the Top 5 Hospitals in
South Florida and is the highest-ranked hospital in Broward County for
two years in a row according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013-2014 metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida has always been committed to improvement in patient care, enhancements in medical education and breakthroughs in medical research. Our staff is focused on treating the patient and maximizing patient outcomes through a collaborative effort with all disciplines.
Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) Features
The one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (PGY-1) provides a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in-hospital pharmacy practice. The pharmacy residency program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in order to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care. The resident will confidently and professionally integrate themselves into the health care team and utilize evidence-based medicine to optimize drug therapy outcomes. They will conduct practice related research and have multiple opportunities to develop skills in educating healthcare professionals and the community. Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for specialized residencies, fellowships or other career opportunities.
Pharmacy Residency Learning Experiences
- Ambulatory Care (longitudinal)
- Critical Care
- Drug Information
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Practice Management/Leadership
Pharmacy Residency Program Projects
One of each of the following:
- Pharmacy practice-related research project
- Medication management improvement / service improvement project
- Medication usage evaluation
- Written case report
- Formal oral presentation to large audience
- Community education
Two of each of the following:
Drug monograph/therapeutic drug policy development project (P&T related)
Departmental educational in-service
Journal Club presentation
Additional activities include involvement in educational programs such as case conferences, journal clubs and seminar presentations, and participation in hospital committees. Practice coverage is required every third weekend and one evening per week throughout the year.