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.

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, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Oncology, Pediatrics and Solid Organ Transplant), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience 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:

  1. Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.

  2. 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].

  3. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months.

  4. The Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program does not meet the qualifications of an OPT STEM employer because Cleveland Clinic is not enrolled in E-Verify.

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 14 distinct PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs including:

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

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

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