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Residency Programs

 

Our residency programs provide 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 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, and a seminar presentation. Other teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services, as well as co-precepting students that rotate through Pharmacy. Research skills are developed through experience and enhanced by instruction during the year; residents will complete a research project and drug use evaluation. Residents will also attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Great Lakes Residency Conference, in addition to having the opportunity to attend and participate in other state and local conferences.

Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency Programs:

Requirements for Admission

Cleveland Clinic's Pharmacy Residency Programs are available to PharmD graduates of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Consideration for admission requires:

  • Brief 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.

Applicants for a PGY2 residency program must have completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experience

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency 

The Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency is a one-year program that provides a foundation of diverse experiences in patient care as well as in health-system pharmacy practice.

The resident receives extensive training and experience in all areas of hospital pharmacy practice and will integrate into the healthcare team and utilize evidence-based medicine to optimize drug therapy outcomes. Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for pharmacy generalist positions, specialized residencies, fellowships, or other career opportunities. Required rotations include acute care, critical care, drug information, medication safety, practice management and ambulatory care. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations such as infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology and transplant. Additional activities include involvement in educational programs such as education conferences, journal clubs and seminar presentations, completion of a research project or drug usage evaluation and participation in hospital committees. Inpatient staffing is required every other weekend throughout the year.

Contact
Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
Katie Greenlee, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: greenlk@ccf.org

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency  

The Community Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program that provides diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care in the community practice setting.

The Cleveland Clinic PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program offers advanced training in optimizing the care of diverse patient populations as they transition from a health system setting. Successful completion of the residency will provide the pharmacist clinical skills and knowledge to practice in an integrated delivery network or an advanced practice community pharmacy setting. Required experiences include community practice, ambulatory care, and practice management. The program partners with Northeast Ohio Medical University’s (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy to provide a teaching certificate. Community pharmacy staffing is required throughout the year. In addition to presentations and projects, preparation for a manuscript for publication is required.

Contact
Mike Wascovich, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director
Ambulatory Pharmacy Services
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN-10
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: wascovm@ccf.org

PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration/MS Residency  

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency (PGY-1 and PGY-2) and master’s degree is a specialized two-year program with the primary objective of developing pharmacy leaders who are trained and prepared to immediately assume managerial positions within large, integrated healthcare delivery systems, leading to Director of Pharmacy positions. The master’s degree is in conjunction with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

Residents experience training, mentoring and modeling in pharmacy administration and leadership. Residents spend time in central pharmacy and pharmacy satellites, sterile products, operating suites, emergency department, ambulatory, mail order, home care, clinical services and get experience with front-line supervision. Residents learn the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medication in patient care. The residents gain knowledge to understand, analyze and manage the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems and leadership skills necessary for change management and managing the pharmacy enterprise. Required activities include presentations, coursework, projects, manuscript preparation, staffing and management on-call responsibilities.

Contact
Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Director
Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | Department of Pharmacy
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: knoers@ccf.org

PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy Residency 

The Pharmacotherapy Residency (PGY-1 and PGY-2) is a specialized two-year training program designed to develop expert-level competence in pharmacotherapy.

The program instructs the resident on the provision of safe, appropriate, economical use of medication through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and functions in patient care in preparation for becoming a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS). The program’s goal is to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive as a clinical generalist, specialist, coordinator or faculty member. Rotations are arranged in two- to three-month long clinical blocks that focus on a particular area of pharmacotherapy (e.g., critical care, internal medicine, pediatrics). In the second year, more specialized blocks of clinical rotations and a longitudinal ambulatory care component are offered to build and enhance competencies acquired during the resident’s first year. Residents also have the opportunity to concentrate on a particular area of pharmacotherapy in the second year. Throughout year 1 and 2, additional requirements include presentations, projects, manuscript preparation, and inpatient staffing.

Contact
Pharmacotherapy Residency Director
Lisa Harinstein, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: harinsl@ccf.org

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Cleveland Clinic Children's 

The Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital is a one-year training program designed to provide the resident with experiences leading to knowledge and practice skills in pharmacotherapeutic care for pediatric patients.

The program exposes the resident to a variety of practice areas in the pediatric acute care environment to progressively build their knowledge base, skill set and confidence in problem solving and clinical judgment. Required rotations include general pediatrics, pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU, pediatric oncology, practice management, drug information and ambulatory care. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations. Nutrition support, medication safety and pharmacokinetics are integrated throughout the year. The resident will also be involved in administrative and formulary management by participation in the Pediatric and Neonatal Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Educational opportunities are available and include precepting pharmacy students and lecturing. Presentation skills are developed through journal clubs and patient cases. A formal seminar and manuscript are required. Project management and research skills are enhanced through drug use management projects. Staffing is in the pediatric pharmacy satellite.

Contact
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Kay Kyllonen, PharmD, FPPAG
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: kyllonk@ccf.org

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency 

The Infectious Diseases Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program that provides an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in infectious diseases.

The program is designed to develop skilled clinical pharmacists to practice as infectious diseases specialists in academic or community hospitals, clinical faculty members or pursue fellowship training. Required rotations consist of infectious diseases general consult service, endocarditis consult service, bone and joint infection consult service, infectious diseases outpatient clinic (including HIV), pediatric infectious diseases and microbiology. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. The resident is involved in antimicrobial stewardship and formulary management. In addition to a research project, drug use evaluation and participation in pharmacy conferences, the resident has opportunities to be involved in the Department of Infectious Diseases case conference, grand rounds and HIV conference.

Contact
Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director
Elizabeth Neuner, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: neunere@ccf.org

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency 

The Critical Care Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive as a critical care clinical specialist, clinical faculty member or to pursue fellowship training in critical care.

The program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop the clinical skills necessary for complex intensive care issues and to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotations include the medical, surgical, cardiac, cardiovascular surgery and neurosciences intensive care units. Elective opportunities in the heart failure, trauma/burn and pediatric intensive care units, emergency department, infectious diseases consult service and bone marrow and solid organ transplantation enable residents to integrate their accumulated knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients. Additional elective opportunities include clinical teaching and outcomes research. The residency fosters development of an independent practitioner with the ability to thrive in a variety of practice settings. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will hone their skills through clinical staffing and presenting in both pharmacy education conference and pharmacy critical care journal club settings. Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities are available.

Contact
Critical Care Residency Program Director
Seth Bauer, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: bauers@ccf.org

PGY-2 Oncology Residency 

The Oncology Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program that provides an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in oncology pharmacy.

The resident’s expertise, knowledge and skills in oncology therapeutics will allow them to contribute to an interdisciplinary healthcare team offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate and alleviate medical conditions and diseases unique to cancer patients. The program also enhances proficiency in clinical research and strengthens communication skills. Required rotations include medical oncology, hematologic oncology, bone marrow transplant, pediatric oncology and oncology ambulatory care. The resident may choose an elective rotation in investigational drugs, infectious disease, or an off-site infusion pharmacy rotation at one of our Family Health Centers. The resident participates in journal club discussions, pharmacy case conference, weekly oncology disease state and therapeutics discussions, cancer center core curriculum and continuing education presentations, conducts a drug use evaluation, a research project, presents one seminar, and leads a public service project.

Contact
Oncology Residency Director
Catherine Weber, PharmD, BCOP
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: weberc3@ccf.org

PGY-2 Drug Information Residency 

The Drug Information Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program that provides an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in drug information.

The program’s goal is to develop expert, advanced and skilled pharmacy practitioners who are proficient in drug information practice in a hospital health-system based setting as well as medical reference publishing. Required rotations consist of drug information practice and administration, formulary management, investigational drug service, medication safety, outcomes research, and education. Additionally, the residency consists of two to three months in medical reference publishing at Wolters Kluwer. The resident will be involved with adverse drug reaction reporting and monitoring, drug shortage and recall management, and newsletter development and editing. The resident will be attending and presenting at the CCHS Medical Staff P&T Committee and corresponding Formulary Specialty Panels as well as the Cleveland Clinic Local P&T Committee. The resident participates in journal clubs and pharmacy education conference, conducts a drug use evaluation and a research project, and presents one seminar.

Contact
Drug Information Residency Program Director
Meghan Lehmann, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: lehmanm2@ccf.org

PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency 

The Pharmacy Informatics Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide both experiential and didactic informatics experiences to prepare a pharmacist for a career in medical informatics.

The program will offer a wide variety of projects involving implementation or optimization of features in an electronic health record used by a multi-hospital health-system. Additionally, with many different types of automation in place across the health-system, opportunities are available for experience with automated dispensing systems, automated carousels, pharmacy robotics, and pharmacy workflow management systems. Required rotations will include Informatics Theory, Decision Support, Orders Management, Automation Technology, Informatics Management, as well as a longitudinal project. The resident may also do an elective research project if desired. The resident will participate in several multidisciplinary committees to observe and contribute to the decision making and change management processes currently in place at Cleveland Clinic. The resident will also have the opportunity participate in journal club and pharmacy education conferences.

Contact
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Director
Jeff Chalmers, PharmD
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN1-02
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: chalmej@ccf.org

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency 

The Ambulatory Care Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to prepare the resident to provide pharmaceutical care in multidisciplinary general medicine and specialty practices in ambulatory settings.

The program is designed to foster skilled clinical pharmacy practitioners who are proficient in a specific range of patient-oriented services and to promote a team approach to problem solving. Required rotations include primary care in a Patient Centered Medical Home, anticoagulation management and HIV clinic. A rotation with the Employee Health Plan is also required. The resident may choose from a number of elective rotations including diabetes, geriatrics, and cardiology clinics as well as emergency medicine. Additional activities include involvement in educational programs such as case conferences, journal clubs and seminar presentations, completion of a research project and drug use evaluation and committee participation.

Contact
Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
Cari Cristiani, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN1-02
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: cristic@ccf.org