Overview

Overview

Residency training is a vital component of our departmental strategic plan. It is critical to develop and sustain the pharmacy practice model of the future. Cleveland Clinic, a world class institution with the best pharmacy technology and systems in the country, employs some of the finest residency preceptors committed to the education of residents.

Our residency program has been active for over 25 years producing well trained pharmacists who are able to practice at the top of their license. We have developed a broad variety of generalist and specialized residencies to meet our patient needs. Training and hiring our residency graduates to advance our practice model to a comprehensive patient focused model is a top priority for Cleveland Clinic's Department of Pharmacy.

2020 ASHP Residency Excellence Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program has been selected as the winner of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Excellence Award. This award is given out annually by ASHP and recognizes a pharmacy residency program that has a national reputation for excellence in the training of residents and consistent provision of an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience. There is an extensive application and submission process, including essays on innovation, quality, resident training environment, preceptor engagement and development, and service excellence. The award also take in to consideration the achievement record of all graduates and current program preceptors (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, national presentations, and board certification). Thank you to ASHP Foundation for the recognition.

Our Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Cleveland Clinic, the Center for Health Sciences Education and the Department of Pharmacy are committed to valuing all people through our organization, regardless of background or culture. A diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients are essential to fulfilling our vision to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

ASHP PGY1 Purpose Statement:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

ASHP PGY1 Community Based Purpose Statement:

To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop community‚Äźbased pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

ASHP PGY2 Purpose Statement:

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program Application Requirements

PGY-1 Programs

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the three standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

  1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All three reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation.
  2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your APPE rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/or worked to improve in this area.

PGY-2 Programs

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the three standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

  1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to a PGY-1 rotation in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All three reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation.
  2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your PGY-1 residency rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/ or worked to improve in this area.

Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 1, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.

For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Internal Medicine, Investigational Drug Services, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacogenomics, Psychiatry and Solid Organ Transplant), a Pharmacy (PGY-1). Residency is required.

Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Note:

Residency applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States at the time they apply for the residency. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements [e.g., graduating from accredited college of pharmacy, obtaining pharmacist license in Ohio (for Ohio sites) or Florida (for Florida sites) within 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine and attendance of an onboarding appointment on-site at Main Campus or as otherwise directed by Occupational Health].

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months. TN (Trade NAFTA) Visas are acceptable, however the candidate is responsible for the application process and all necessary fees. Cleveland Clinic cannot extend the candidate an employment letter until the candidate has matched with the Cleveland Clinic program and signed an acceptance letter. Any employment letter will state the length of the program (12 months if PGY1 or PGY2, 24 months if HSPAL or Pharmacotherapy)

Graduates of international pharmacy schools will be considered if they meet the ASHP criteria for application to residency (“Applicants to pharmacy residencies must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program”)

Cleveland Clinic requires all employees to demonstrate proof of full COVID-19 vaccination subject to approved medical or religious exemptions.

Additional Resources Main Campus Programs

Main Campus Programs

Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, with over 700 pharmacy employees, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

At Main Campus, we offer 18 distinct PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs including:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Community-Based Pharmacy
  • Community-Based Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Health – System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Informatics
  • Investigational Drugs and Research
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication-Use Safety & Policy
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Learn more about our Pharmacy Residency Programs at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus.

Main Campus Successful Completion of Residency Policy

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