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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.

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 6, 2014

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

Pharmacy Practice Residency PGY1

The Pharmacy Practice Residency is a one-year program that provides a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in health-system pharmacy practice designed to transform the resident from a pharmacy school graduate to competent practitioner in patient centered care and pharmacy operations or an exemplary candidate for more specialized training.  The program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in an acute care environment in order to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care.  Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for specialized residencies, fellowships or other career opportunities.

Residents will promote clinically appropriate and cost effective therapy, as well as participate in educational activities, such as precepting students and lecturing. Project management and research skills are developed through drug use management projects and research mentored by a qualified preceptor.  A publication quality manuscript is required. Required rotations include cardiology, critical care, drug information, acute care medicine, intensive care medicine and pediatrics.  Resident are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations.  Presentation skills are perfected through monthly presentation of journal clubs, case presentations and continuing education opportunities. The goal of the training program is to develop individuals able to work as a clinical generalist pharmacist as a member of an integrated health care team or enter a specialty residency/fellowship.

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

Community Pharmacy Residency PGY1 

The Community Pharmacy Residency is a one-year program that provides diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care in the community practice setting.  The program offers an advanced training opportunity with direct patient contact to enhance clinical skills, develop and implement patient care services to become a leader and innovator in community practice pharmacy and to optimize transition of care.  Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for career opportunities in medication and disease state management and teaching.  Required experiences include community practice, ambulatory care, drug information, practice management and teaching certification.  This program partners with Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy.

Community pharmacy staffing is required throughout the year. In addition to presentations and projects, preparation of a manuscript for publication is required.

Contact
Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Angie Ortenzi, RPh
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN-10
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: aortenzi@ccf.org

Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency PGY1-2 

This is a specialized 2-year residency and Master's degree two-year program with the primary objective of developing pharmacy leaders who are trained and prepared to immediately assume managerial positions with 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 will spend time in central pharmacy and pharmacy satellites to get front-line experience and direct supervision of sterile products, emergency department management and clinical services.  Resident learn about the ambulatory, mail order and home care divisions; in addition to safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medication in patient care.  Knowledge will be gained 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 enterprize. 

Required activities include presentations, course work, 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

Pharmacotherapy Residency PGY1-2

The Pharmacotherapy Residency is a specialized two-year training program which enables the successful resident to develop an expert level of competence in pharmacotherapy.  The program instructs the resident on the provision of safe, appropriate and economical use of medication through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and functions in patient care.  The residency is also designed to prepare the resident to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). 

The resident will practice as an independent practitioner on multidisciplinary teams and provide optimal medication therapy in a wide variety of patient care areas. Experiences may include critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, geriatrics, pediatrics, family medicine, infectious diseases, psychiatry and ambulatory care, as well as multiple elective rotations offered. 

The rotations are arranged in clinical blocks that are 2 to 3 months in duration and focus on a particular area of pharmacotherapy (e.g. critical care, internal medicine, pediatrics, etc.).  In the second year, more specialized blocks of clinical rotations are offered to build and enhance competencies acquired during the first year of the residency.  There is also the opportunity to concentrate on a particular are of pharmacotherapy in the second year.  Furthermore, there is a longitudinal ambulatory care component of the program.  Presentations, projects, and a manuscript for publication is required; as well as on-call responsibilities. 

Contact
Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Director
Jodie M. Fink, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: finkj1@ccf.org

Pharmacy Practice with a focus in Pediatrics PGY1

The Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency 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 pediatrics. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations such as infectious disease, neurology and gastroenterology. 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 such as precepting pharmacy students and lecturing. Presentation skills are developed through monthly presentations of journal clubs and case presentations. A formal seminar and manuscript are required. Project management and research skills are enhanced through drug use management projects. Staffing will be in the pediatric 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

Infectious Diseases Residency PGY2

The Infectious Diseases Residency 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 foster skilled clinical pharmacy practitioners who are proficient in a specific range of patient-orientated services and to promote a team approach to problem solving.

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. Furthermore, the resident can choose from a number of elective rotations that are of particular interest to build and enhance competencies.  The resident will also be involved in antimicrobial formulary management and administrative activities concerning antimicrobial drug use.  In addition to a research project, drug use evaluating and pharmacy presentations, the resident will participate in the department of infectious diseases journal club/case conferences, and infectious diseases grand rounds.  This residency program trains residents to become an expert advance practitioner in Infectious Diseases.

A resident who completes this residency successfully would be eligible for a position as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialists in an academic or community hospital and/or non-tenure track faculty at a college of pharmacy.

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

Critical Care Residency PGY2

The Critical Care Residency is a one-year training program designed to prepare the resident to provide pharmaceutical care to critically ill patients.  The program offers a variety of opportunities that will allow the resident to develop clinical skills necessary for complex intensive care issues and to optimize patient care outcomes.

Required rotations (at least 4 weeks each) include the medical, surgical, cardiac and Neuroscience intensive care units.  Experiences may include emergency medicine, adult/pediatric medical and surgical intensive care, cardiothoracic, neurological trauma, burn intensive care, toxicology, cardiac intensive care, nutritional support, etc.

Elective opportunities in the heart failure, cardiothoracic and pediatric intensive care units along with infectious diseases consult service, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation will enable the resident to integrate accumulate knowledge and skills in the care of critically ill patients. The residency fosters development into an independent practitioner who is able to effectively communicate and provide competent care to critically ill patients in a multidisciplinary setting.

Completion of a research project and drug use evaluation will enhance these skills and also aid in familiarizing the resident with drug distribution systems in the critical care setting.  The critical care resident has the option to staff in the inpatient pharmacy.  Pharmacists completing the residency will be well prepared to practice in intensive care settings within diverse institutions as clinical specialists in critical care and may be eligible to become a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)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.

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

Oncology Residency PGY2

The Oncology Residency 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 program provides the clinical experiences and leadership needed to create a well-rounded, competent oncology pharmacist or clinical specialist.  Completing this residency will provide expert skills and competencies necessary to obtain an administrative, academic or clinical role in the field of Oncology Pharmacy Practice and allow you to be eligible to become a Board Certified Specialist in oncology pharmacy (BCOP). 

The resident is exposed to all areas of cancer patient care (inpatient, outpatient, hospice, palliative care, clinical research, symptoms management, etc.).  Experience may include management of various malignant solid tumors and lymphomas, acute and chronic leukemia's, stem cell transplant patients, dosing/compounding/monitoring of all chemotherapeutic agents, promotion of the rational use of colon stimulating factors, and appropriate supportive cancer care.  The resident will develop knowledge and expertise in many aspects of oncology therapeutics.  This knowledge base will allow the resident to contribute independently to an interdisciplinary health care team by offering therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate and alleviate medical conditions and disease unique to cancer patients.  The program will also enhance problem solving skills, oncology research and communication skills. 

Required rotations include medical oncology, malignant hematology, bone marrow transplant,  pediatric oncology and oncology ambulatory care. The resident may choose an electives in nutritional support and oncology infectious diseases. The resident will participate in pharmacy journal club/case conference, oncology weekly, BMT/leukemia conference and Cancer Center core curriculum.  The resident will also conduct a research project, drug use evaluation and a present a one-hour seminar.

Contact
Oncology Residency Program Director
Marc Earl, PharmD, BCOP
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: earlm@ccf.org

Drug Information Residency PGY2

The Drug Information Practice Residency is a one-year training program that provides intensive training in all aspects of drug information including literature retrieval and evaluation, pharmacy and therapeutics committee support, medication use policies and processes drug information service management and medication safety; as well as an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in drug information.

The programs designed to foster skilled pharmacy practitioners who are proficient in drug information practice in a hospital health-system based practice as well as medical reference publishing.  The resident will gain experience in investigational drug services, institutional review board activities, formulary management, pharmaco-economic evaluations, outcomes research newsletter publication, adverse drug reaction reporting, drug-use evaluation activity and clinical practice guideline development.  Furthermore,the resident will be equipped to practice with superior written and verbal communication and literature evaluation skills.

The required rotations consists of drug information practice, investigational drug service, medication safety, outcomes research and education.  The residency consists of 2 to 3 months in medical reference publishing at Lexi-Comp, Inc.  The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies (e.g. internal medicine, pharmaceutical care clinic, etc.).  The resident will also be involved with formulary management, adverse drug reaction reporting and monitoring, newsletter development and publishing and pharmacy education.  Additionally, the resident will participate in health-system projects/activities, attend and present 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 s will also present at pharmacy case conferences and journal clubs, and conduct a drug use evaluation, a research project and present one seminar. 

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

Pharmacy Informatics Residency PGY2

The Pharmacy Informatics Residency 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 to 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

Ambulatory Care Residency PGY2

The Ambulatory Care Residency 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 medication management clinic in a Patient Centered Medical Home model and anticoagulation management. A rotation with the employee health plan is also required. The resident may choose from a number of elective rotations including diabetes, geriatrics, HIV 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.

Residents completing the Ambulatory Care residency will be competent and confident in a variety of health care settings.  The resident will deomonstrate proficiency in communications and in education of other health care professionals, patients and students.  Pharmacists completing this residency will be well prepared to practice within diverse institutions as clinical specialists in ambulatory care and may be eligible to become Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP).

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