The Cleveland Clinic Florida PGY1 residency program provides education and training with a primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in a number of adult pharmacy practice areas. Throughout the year, the residents are involved in a variety of service, education, and research activities. During this training, 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, patient education seminars, continuing education presentations, and a teaching certificate course. Other teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services and co-precepting students from several 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 attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting and the Florida Residency Conference.
Pharmacy Residency Practice Site
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 240 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 No. 3 in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale metro area and No. 9 in Florida in the U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is a 150-bed community teaching hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida is a not for profit multi-specialty group practice with approximately 35 specialties dedicated to providing outstanding, state of the art medical care. Cleveland Clinic Florida has always been committed to the 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. 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.
Resident Learning Experiences
- Ambulatory Care
- Critical Care (6 weeks)
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
- Practice Management/Leadership
- Practice Coverage (longitudinal)
- Emergency Room
One of each of the following:
- Pharmacy practice-related research project
- Medication management improvement / service improvement project
- Medication usage evaluation
- Formal oral presentation to large audience
- Drug monograph/therapeutic drug policy development project (P&T related)
Practice coverage is required every third weekend and two evenings per week (3 hours each) throughout the year.