Education & Residency

The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a one-year postgraduate training program which provides residents with a foundation in pharmacotherapy, pharmacy operations and practice management skills in the acute care setting. Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will be prepared for a position as a clinical pharmacist, a decentralized pharmacist, or a candidate for specialized training.

Areas of focus include internal medicine, drug information, critical care, oncology, administration and pharmacy practice. Residents will gain teaching experience while precepting advanced practice pharmacy students and providing education to the clinical staff.

Residents will have the opportunity to perfect formal and informal presentation skills through the following:

  • Bimonthly journal clubs
  • Bimonthly case presentations
  • Continuing education
  • Drug Utilization Evaluations at Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Community Service Outreach
  • Professional meetings: Great Lakes Pharmacy Conference, Midyear Clinical Meeting and Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

Longitudinal committee involvement includes Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medication Safety. Original research is completed under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. The Marymount clinical team tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident.

Department of Pharmacy

Marymount Hospital is a 322-bed acute care facility. The hospital campus includes the Critical Care Tower, Surgery Center, medical office building and behavioral health center. Marymount Hospital is recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report for its geriatrics, orthopedic surgery and pulmonology departments. The pharmacy department employs approximately 20 pharmacists and clinical specialists. The department operates 24 hours per day.

Residency Program Training Site
Type: Hospital
Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 19
Non-Professional Staff:19
Total Beds: 322
Average Daily Census: 180

Requirements for Application

The Marymount Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program is available to PharmD graduates of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Consideration for application requires:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcripts
  • Eligibility for Ohio licensure

To be considered for an on-site interview, applications must be completed through PhORCAS ‘Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service’ no later than January 5, 2015.

Contact Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
Christina Wadsworth PharmD, BCPS, CGP
Marymount Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

Benefits, Travel & Compensation

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.


  • Resident Office
  • Personal Computer Access
  • BCLS/ACLS Certification
  • Professional Membership
  • Registration and reimbursement for travel to ASHP and Great Lakes Residency Conference or Ohio Residency Conference
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Continuing Education
  • Immunizations

Health Benefits

  • Standard Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Prescription drug
  • Life insurance
  • Disability
  • Dental
  • Vision

Salary- annual $39,000

Curriculum & Research Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine I, II
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Research
  • Drug Information (longitudinal)
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pharmacy practice (longitudinal)
  • Electives include: Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology

Eligibility requirements:

Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements including:

  1. Obtaining pharmacist licensure in the state of Ohio by September 15th
  2. Successful completion of Cleveland Clinic Pre-placement Medical Assessment
  3. Sign and return “Terms and conditions” document

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