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Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The Medina Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program that takes place in the unique setting of a progressive community hospital. Graduates will help implement and enhance pharmacy services, while developing the skills necessary to become integral parts of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. In addition to clinical activities, residents are involved in pharmacy case conferences, journal clubs, and seminar presentations. Residents complete a major research project over the course of the year. Teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services, as well as co-precepting students from local colleges of pharmacy. Academia rotations and a teaching certificate may be available through local colleges of pharmacy.  Residents will present their research at local and national pharmacy meetings and have the opportunity to attend and participate in other state and local conferences. The Medina Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will prepare pharmacists to practice as a clinical generalist as a member of an integrated healthcare team or enter a specialty residency or fellowship.

Department of Pharmacy

Medina Hospital is a 143-bed acute-care facility serving health care needs of a growing rural Medina County since 1944. In August 2009, the hospital became affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic, becoming the ninth regional hospital in the health system. Medina Hospital offers a complete continuum of care, from preadmission testing and surgery, to urgent care and emergency services. At the Family Birthing Center at Medina Hospital, the caring and knowledgeable staff and the secure environment bring the ultimate birthing experience to Medina expecting parents. Orthopedic surgeons offer a full spectrum of procedures, specializing in total joint replacements and arthroscopy. Medina Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Certified Stroke Center.

The Department of Pharmacy at Medina Hospital provides 24-hour service with a professional staff of approximately 20 members responsible for the medication use processes for Medina Hospital. The department is supported by computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic medical record. Automated dispensing cabinets throughout the hospital serve as the primary source of medication distribution.

Pharmacist participation is integrated into all quality measurement activities within the hospital.  Pharmacists are actively involved in rounds within the intensive care unit and general medical floors, precept pharmacy students, provide discharge counseling, and review daily clinical reports. 

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Type: Hospital

Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s): Community Hospital
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 15
Non-Professional Staff: 15
Total Beds: 143
Average Daily Census: 95

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