Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital

The Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited, one year, post-graduate program offered at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s state-of-the-art medical campus in South Florida. The pharmacy residency was established in 2007 with the goal of achieving the following for residents and the community:

  • Develop confident and proficient pharmacists who are able to provide direct pharmaceutical care.
  • Establish a strong service-oriented work ethic that embodies professionalism, excellence and integrity.
  • Advance the practice of pharmacy in our institution and community.

Program Description

The Cleveland Clinic Florida PGY1 residency program provides education and training with a primary emphasis on the development of practice skills in a number of adult 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, patient education seminars, continuing education presentations, and a teaching certificate course. Other teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services and co-precepting students from several colleges of pharmacy. Research skills will be developed through experience and enhanced by instruction during the year as residents complete a research project and drug use evaluation. Residents will attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting and the Florida Residency Conference.

Pharmacy Residency Practice Site

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Palm Beach Gardens, Parkland and Wellington is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has more than 250 physicians with expertise in over 50 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and is a top hospital in Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 "Best Hospitals" rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation.

Practice Site

Cleveland Clinic Florida is a 205-bed community teaching hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida is a not for profit multi-specialty group practice with approximately 35 specialties dedicated to providing outstanding, state of the art medical care. Cleveland Clinic Florida has always been committed to the improvement in patient care, enhancements in medical education and breakthroughs in medical research. Our staff is focused on treating the patient and maximizing patient outcomes through a collaborative effort with all disciplines.

Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) Features

The one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (PGY-1) provides a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in-hospital pharmacy practice. The pharmacy residency program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in order to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care. Resident will confidently and professionally integrate themselves into the health care team and utilize evidence-based medicine to optimize drug therapy outcomes. They will conduct practice related research and have multiple opportunities to develop skills in educating healthcare professionals and the community. Residents who successfully complete this program are well prepared for specialized residencies, fellowships or other career opportunities.

Resident Learning Experiences

Required Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • Practice Management/Leadership
  • Emergency Room
  • Practice Coverage (longitudinal)

Elective Experiences

  • Repeat 1 core rotation from above (excluding transplant and critical care)
  • Open for discussion based on area of interest not listed above

Projects

One of each of the following:

  • Pharmacy practice-related research project
  • Medication management improvement / service improvement project
  • Medication usage evaluation
  • Formal oral presentation to large audience
  • Drug monograph/therapeutic drug policy development project (P&T related)

Practice coverage is required every third weekend and one night a week from 4 - 9 p.m.

CCWH Application Requirements & Contact Information

CCWH Application Requirements & Contact Information

Application Requirements

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, 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 and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
  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.

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, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

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. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not provide employment-based non-immigration visa sponsorship for pharmacy residency programs.
  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 site) within the first 90 days and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine.

(Updated December 28, 2017)

Pharmacy Residency Program Contact

Heather Olson
Pharmacy Administrative Assistant
Cleveland Clinic Florida
3100 Weston Rd.
Weston, Florida 33331
Tel: 954.689.5280
Fax: 954.689.5281
Email: olsonh@ccf.org

Residency Program Director
Khusbu Patel, PharmD, MBA
Email: patelk6@ccf.org

CCWH Preceptors

CCWH Preceptors

William Kernan, PharmD, MBA, FASHP is Executive Regional Director of Pharmacy Services. He holds an academic appointment as Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kernan received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 1993 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida (now UF Health Shands Jacksonville). Dr. Kernan has been with Cleveland Clinic Florida since 2000. Dr. Kernan was a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist who prior to becoming the Director of Pharmacy served as the critical care pharmacist where he regularly precepted both students and residents. He serves on the Board of Directors for FSHP and is current president of FSHP.

Khusbu Patel, PharmD, MBA is Director of the Pharmacy Department and PGY-1 Residency Program Director. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Appalachian College of Pharmacy located in Virginia and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2010. She precepts pharmacy students in their advanced general hospital and administration rotations. She also precepts PGY1 residents during their orientation and practice coverage rotations. She is involved with multiple committees throughout the hospital and enterprise. She holds professional memberships with ASHP, FSHP, and SESHP. Dr. Patel’s professional interests include transformational leadership and change management models.

Kim Nguyen, PharmD completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Pharmacy team since 2015. She is currently the lead sterile compounding pharmacist who oversees USP797/800 compliance. Dr. Nguyen serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students from University of Florida and Larkin Health Sciences Institute.

Damien Alpizar, PharmD, BCPS joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2018 as the Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2018, he completed a PGY-1 residency at South Miami Hospital in Miami, FL where he discovered his interest in infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. During his time there he developed the “plate-rounds” program which gathered physicians, microbiologists, and pharmacists to discuss cultures positive for multi-drug resistant organisms. As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Alpizar takes pride in ensuring that the safety and efficacy of medication regimens, specifically antimicrobials, are optimized for the unique needs of each patient. His areas of interest include infectious diseases, research, critical care, and internal medicine. He is currently a member of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Vanessa Ulloa, PharmD, BCPS attended the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2017. Dr. Ulloa completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2018 at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. Shortly after her residency, she joined Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital in July of 2018 and currently serves as one of the three Critical Care/ED clinical pharmacists. Her interests include critical care, infectious disease, transplant and transitions of care. She is part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP).

Samantha Serraes, PharmD received her BS in Biology from Florida State University, and her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in 2017. She completed an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale in 2018. Dr. Serraes joined Cleveland Clinic in July 2018 and serves as the inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant/Oncology clinical pharmacist. She is a member of ASHP, FSHP and SESHP and is an Associate Clinical Professor for Larkin University, Nova Southeastern University, and the University of Florida as she precepts students on rotation at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Daniella Badal, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2016 and went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/West in New York City. She earned her teaching certificate from Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York and obtained certification as an HIV Pharmacist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine in 2018. Dr. Badal joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in October 2018. She is currently a member of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and serves on the AAHIVM Florida Steering Committee.

Simone Edgerton, PharmD, BCPS attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Miami VA Healthcare System in 2016. After her PGY-1 residency, Dr. Edgerton took the position of Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Broward Health medical Center. In November 2018, Dr. Edgerton joined Cleveland Clinic Florida as the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. Her areas of interest include ambulatory care, internal medicine, and administration. She’s currently a member of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Nina Joiner, PharmD, BCPS received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2013. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK and a Solid Organ Transplant PGY2 residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. She joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in December 2018 and will serve as the solid organ transplant clinical pharmacist. Her areas of clinical interests include: transplant infectious diseases and management of chronic disease states post transplantation. She’s currently a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Transplantation.

Jillian Sullivan, PharmD received her BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Florida, and her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in 2017. She completed an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL in 2018 and a PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL in 2019. Dr. Sullivan joined Cleveland Clinic in July 2019 and serves as one of two solid organ transplant clinical pharmacists. She is a member of ASHP, FSHP, SESHP, AST, and ISHLT.

Vanessa Perez, PharmD, BCCCP obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 and continued on at Nova Southeastern University to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017. She completed post graduate residency training at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL in 2018 and a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL in 2019. Dr. Perez joined Cleveland Clinic in July 2019 and serves as one of the three critical care/ED clinical pharmacists. She is a member of ASHP, FSHP, SESHP and SCCM.

Michelle Henninger, PharmD obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Florida and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017 from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL in 2018. Following her PGY-1, she completed a PGY-2 in Critical Care at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL in 2019. Dr. Henninger joined Cleveland Clinic in July 2019 and serves as one of the three ICU/ED Clinical Pharmacists. She is an active member of local, state, and national pharmacy organizations including SCCM, ACCP and FSHP. Michelle actively contributes to the SCCM-CPP Research Committee and Research Consult Service.

Resident Learning Experiences

Required Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Oncology/ Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Advanced Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant
  • Practice Management/Leadership
  • Emergency Room
  • Practice Coverage (longitudinal)

Elective Experiences

  • Repeat 1 core rotation from above (excluding transplant and critical care)
  • Open for discussion based on area of interest not listed above
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

The pharmacy practice residency is designed to provide in-depth training in multiple aspects of hospital pharmacy including: pharmacokinetics, nutritional support, oncology, critical care, pharmacy administration, infectious disease, and ambulatory care. Residents’ expectations include, but are not limited to, preparing in-services, MUEs, and completion of a longitudinal residency project. The PGY1 program is designed to meet each resident’s interests and needs and assist them in developing as clinical pharmacists. Required rotations in acute care include internal medicine (2 months), critical care (2 months), emergency medicine (1 month), and additional rotations in administration (1 month), clinical research (1 month), and orientation (1 month). Residents will have the opportunity to select 4 months of electives from the following: pediatrics, nephrology, diabetes management, emergency medicine II, oncology, infectious diseases, medication safety, academia, or repeating a core rotation.

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health precepts pharmacy students from a number of pharmacy schools in the area, including University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the University of South Florida. Residents will have the opportunity to precept and develop teaching skills through interaction with the students. A formal teaching certificate program is also available for residents with advanced interest in academia.

Contact:
Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Director
Jaclyn O’Connor, PharmD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
200 SE Hospital Avenue
Stuart, FL 34995
Email: oconnoj@ccf.org

The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health (CCMH) are conducted at Cleveland Clinic Martin North, Cleveland Clinic Martin South, and Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital. One of the benefits of the PGY1 programs within CCMH is the ability of the resident to complete learning experiences at all hospitals within the system. The 2021-2022 residency class will consist of 5 residents, 2 based at Martin North, 2 based at Tradition Hospital, and 1 based at Martin South.

PGY1 RESIDENCY SCHEDULE

Residents will complete twelve one-month rotations during the course of the year

Required rotations:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Critical Care (2 months)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Administration (1 month)
  • Research (1 month)

Elective rotations (select 5):

  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety
  • Academia
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Diabetes Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Repeat any core rotation

Longitudinal requirements:

  • ACLS/BLS training
  • Clinical research project (publishable quality)
  • Medication use evaluation (MUE)
  • Participation in pharmacy committees (medication backorder, medication safety, etc)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 residency positions available
    • Cleveland Clinic Martin North (2 positions)
    • Cleveland Clinic Martin South (1 position)
    • Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital (2 positions)
  • Deadline January 1, 2022
  • Applicants may apply to all Cleveland Clinic sites using one PhORCAS fee, but must designate each NMS code for submission.
  • Applicants must be PharmD graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (Letter of Intent, CV, three standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts).
  • Minimum of one of three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting during your APPE experiences (inpatient hospital, ambulatory care, etc).

CURRENT PGY1 RESIDENTS

TRADITION HOSPITAL RESIDENTS

Jamie Kooiker, PharmD
Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy

Areas of interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

My career goal for the next 5 years is to further my experience as a clinical pharmacist, specializing in either critical care medicine or emergency medicine. I also aim to continue developing into a future preceptor that can instill passion for the profession of pharmacy and work with students to further their interests and clinical skills.

Why Martin: What drew me into this program were the rotations and structure of the program, with elective rotations in a wide array of clinical specialties, including specialties I am passionate about such as emergency medicine and critical care medicine. My time here as a student was what sparked the desire to pursue residency. The focus on learning and developing skills as a clinical pharmacist is fundamental to this program, and with the variety of rotations comes a variety of opportunities to get involved in unique settings. The team here at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health have made it a pleasure to learn, consistently investing in promoting our interests and making those opportunities for us to explore them.

Alexandra Gonzalez, PharmD
Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

My immediate goals following the completion of my residency training are to become a board-certified pharmacist. My long-term goals are to practice in a teaching hospital as a clinical pharmacist in an emergency or critical care setting, precept and mentor students and future residents, and continue to contribute to the profession through research.

Why Martin: Knowing that residency was going to be one of the most challenging experiences in my career, I worked to identify programs where I knew I would have the support I needed to get though the year. While completing my APPEs, there was not a single preceptor at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health that made me feel like I could not come to them when I needed help. I knew that the same would stand true as their resident. Those of us that choose to pursue a residency tend to know the direction in which they want their careers to take, and I knew my goals would be fully supported by everyone here.

NORTH HOSPITAL RESIDENTS

Tosin Oduola, PharmD
Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Infectious Disease

My immediate goal is to build upon my experience as a clinical pharmacist. I also plan on specializing in infectious disease by taking the BCIDP while continuing my learning, and developing my clinical skills closely with an antimicrobial stewardship program. I hope to further develop my preceptorship skills working with advanced pharmacy students’ in acquiring the necessary clinical skills for future practice.

Why Martin: Cleveland Clinic Martin Health has a wealth of dedicated preceptors with unique specializations that span across nephrology, oncology, infectious diseases and with other possible rotations available in the other Cleveland Clinic locations across the Florida region. The institution prides itself in collaborative learning with other healthcare professionals which is something I found particularly alluring. This program has availed me opportunities to round with, discuss clinical initiatives, present and collaborate in research with physicians and other specialists. It has also provided me with the right work and life balance, while challenging my abilities as both a pharmacist and a resident.

Mabel Alvarez, PharmD
Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Areas of interest: Emergency Medicine, Oncology

My future goal within 5 years is trying to expand my experience as a clinical pharmacist. I intend on specializing in Emergency Medicine or Oncology by pursuing a PGY2. I’m also optimistic to further my learning and gain clinical pharmacy experience through elective and core rotations specifically in infectious disease and critical care medicine. I enjoy spending time outdoors and walking around the beach.

Why Martin: After having the privilege of enhancing my learning at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health during my APPE rotations for several months next to the amazing preceptors, I solidified my interest in this residency program. Besides the extensive specialty rotations available, having the opportunity to practice in different hospital sites across the enterprise is an invaluable opportunity that will allow me to become an exceptional practitioner.

SOUTH HOSPITAL RESIDENT

Cindy Hage, PharmD
Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Oncology

My future goal within the next 5 years is to work in the outpatient oncology setting as a clinical pharmacist. I intend on specializing in Oncology by taking the BCOP exam.

Why Martin: I was fortunate enough to have had an APPE rotation at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. I got to witness first-hand how awesome the pharmacists were and experienced working in the inpatient oncology setting. I saw all the opportunities they provided to their residents and knew that I would fit right in! This institution cares about the development of their residents and giving them the best experience possible. I am thankful that we have dedicated and passionate preceptors to teach us. I have already learned so much in the past few months and looking forward to growing into a well-rounded pharmacist.

RESIDENCY PRECEPTORS

Cleveland Clinic Martin North

Aileen Martinez, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Indian River Medical Center (2012); PGY-2 Infectious Disease, Lee Health Clinical Coordinator, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Area of Practice: Infectious Disease
  • With CCMH: 6 years
  • Precepting; 6 years
  • Rotation Offered: Infectious Disease

Amy Jones, PharmD

  • Purdue University School of Pharmacy
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Internal Medicine
  • With CCMH:2 years
  • Precepting: 18 years
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine
  • Other hospital Experience: Clinical Pharmacist, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY

Brady Ellis, PharmD, BCPS

  • University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH: 5 years
  • Precepting: 4 years
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine
  • Other Hospital Experience: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Cheryl Mcguire, PharmD

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Science Boston Mass
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Med/Surg/Nephrology
  • With CCMH: 15 years
  • Precepting: 12 years
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine
  • Previous Hospital Experience: Indian River Medical Center

Harrison Saul, PharmD

  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Mayo Clinic- Jacksonville, FL
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Critical Care
  • With CCMH: 3.5 years
  • Precepting: 7 years
  • Rotation Offered; Critical Care
  • Other hospital Experience: Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist, Tampa General Hospital

Jaclyn O’Connor, PharmD, BCPS

  • University of Michigan
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Detroit Medical Center (2014)
  • PGY2 Emergency Medicine, Detroit Receiving Hospital (2015)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • PGY1 Residency Director
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH: 4 years
  • Precepting: 4 years
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine, Academia

Jennifer Prete, PharmD, BCPS

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Clinical Pharmacy Manager
  • Area of Practice: Pharmacy Leadership
  • With CCMH: 8 years
  • Precepting: 8 years
  • Rotation Offered: Administration

Jodi Weiksnar, PharmD, BCOP

  • University of Georgia
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist, Cancer Center
  • Area of Practice: Outpatient Oncology
  • With CCMH: 17 years
  • Precepting: 17 years
  • Rotation Offered: Oncology
  • Previous Hospital Experience: Critical Care Pharmacist, University Hospital

Julianne Beacom, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Transition of Care
  • Area of Practice: Transition of Care
  • With CCMH: 4 years
  • Precepting: 5 years
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Judy Del Toro, PharmD

  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Cleveland Clinic-North Hospital Pharmacy Site Manager
  • Area of Practice: Pharmacy Leadership
  • With CCMH: 12 years
  • Precepting: 10 years
  • Rotation Offered: Longitudinal Staffing

Marcus Silva, PharmD, BCPS

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Oncology
  • With CCMH: 3 years
  • Precepting: 1 year
  • Rotation Offered: Oncology

Nisha Mathew, PharmD, BCPS

  • University of Illinois- College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 General Practice Residency, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
  • Area of Expertise: Medication Safety
  • With CCMH: 5 years
  • Precepting: 6 years
  • Rotation Offered: Medication Safety
  • Other Hospital Experience: Clinical Hospital Pharmacist (Infectious disease, oncology, CVICU & Trauma ICU)

Cleveland Clinic Martin South

Alexis Dunham, PharmD, BCPS

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Stuart, Florida
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH:5 years
  • Precepting: 3 years
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine

Chantal Chan, PharmD, BCPS

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Miami VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Transition of Care
  • Area of Practice: Transition of Care
  • With CCMH: 4 years
  • Precepting: 1 year
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Jason Hodge, PharmD, BCPS

  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Pittsburg VA Medical Center (2013)
  • Clinical Pharmacist in Emergency Department
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH: 4 years
  • Precepting: 4 years
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine
  • Other Hospital Experience:  Cardiology Pharmacist, Florida Hospital

Jean Jadotte, PharmD

  • Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Critical Care
  • With CCMH: 18 years
  • Precepting: 5 years
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Yolanda Garcia, BS, CPh

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Cleveland Clinic-South Hospital Pharmacy Site Manager
  • Area of Practice: Pharmacy Leadership
  • With CCMH: 9 years
  • Precepting: 3 years
  • Rotation Offered: Longitudinal Staffing
  • Other Hospital Experience: Pharmacist at St. Lucie Medical Center

Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital

Anthony Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Transition of Care
  • Area of Practice: Transition of Care
  • With CCMH: 3 years
  • Precepting: 1 year
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Alia Bakht, PharmD, BCPS

  • University of Florida
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency  Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach,  Florida
  • Clinical Pharmacy  Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH: 2 years
  • Precepting: 1 year
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine
  • Other Hospital Experience: Clinical pharmacist at St. Lucie Medical Center and Indian River Medical Center

Bill Terneus, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • Specialty residency with focus on Pain management and Critical Care (2006) H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Florida
  • Cleveland Clinic-Tradition Hospital Pharmacy Site Manager
  • Area of Practice: Pharmacy Leadership
  • With CCMH: 6 years
  • Precepting: 14 years
  • Rotation Offered: Longitudinal Staffing
  • Previous Hospital Experience: Pharmacy Clinical Manager and PGY-1 Residency Director at Indian River Medical Center

Deb Antoon, BS Pharm, CDE, CPh, ADAPT Certified

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Transition of Care
  • Rotation Offered: Diabetes Management
  • With CCMH: 29 years
  • Precepting: 6 years
  • Rotation Offered: Diabetes Management

Jigna Patel, PharmD, BCPS

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach,  Florida, PGY2 Ambulatory Care University of California- Davis Medical Center
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist Internal Medicine
  • With CCMH: 4 years
  • Precepting: 4 years
  • Rotation Offered: Internal Medicine

Justin Meyer, PharmD

  • Samford McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist
  • Area of Practice: Critical Care
  • With CCMH: 2 years
  • Precepting: 1 year
  • Rotation Offered: Critical Care
  • Other Hospital Experience: Clinical Pharmacist in Huntsville, Alabama

Kenny Aristide, PharmD, BCPS

  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach,  Florida
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine
  • Area of Practice: Emergency Medicine
  • With CCMH: 6 years
  • Precepting: 6 years
  • Rotation Offered: Emergency Medicine
  • Other Hospital Experience: Indian River Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic Indian River

Cleveland Clinic Indian River

The CCIRH Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program set in a community hospital, designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients.

The program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in an acute care and ambulatory environment to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care. The program offers a variety of opportunities for the resident to develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotational experiences include: orientation, internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, emergency medicine, ambulatory care, and advanced ambulatory care. Required longitudinal experiences include: operational pharmacy practice, advanced operational pharmacy practice, longitudinal research project, education in pharmacy, and leadership in pharmacy. Elective experiences offered include: primary care medication management, nutrition support, sterile preparations, psychiatry pharmacy, hematology/oncology, and administration.

Residents present research posters at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting* each December and complete a final research presentation at the Florida Residency Conference* every May. Residents will also be involved in other research, such as medication use evaluations (MUEs) and drug monographs, as well as educational opportunities, including presenting journal clubs and case presentations to healthcare practitioners and student precepting throughout the year. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through optional participation in a teaching certificate program, serve as preceptors for APPE students, and provide drug information and in-services to clinical staff throughout the hospital during various experiences. Residents will have longitudinal involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Residency Advisory Committee, department meetings, and medication safety meetings. They will also complete a variety of projects and presentations including, but not limited to, one continuing education program, one preceptor development pearl, and at least one medication use evaluation.

Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.

The Department of Pharmacy provides 24-hour service with a professional staff of approximately 27 pharmacists with 9 being board certified in their area of practice.

Pharmacists are actively involved within ambulatory care, emergency services, the intensive care unit, antimicrobial stewardship, and decentralized on the general medical floors. Pharmacists also serve as pharmacy student preceptors and provide discharge medication counseling.

CONTACT

Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Director

Nikki Brooks, PharmD, BCACP, CPh

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Department of Pharmacy

1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Email: BrooksN4@ccf.org

PROGRAM EXPERIENCES

The residency advisory committee tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident. If a resident seeks to pursue a second year residency program, we will work with the schedule and preceptors to expose the resident to their preferred specialty area prior to midyear.

MANDATORY ROTATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Orientation

6 weeks

Internal Medicine

6 weeks

Cardiology

6 weeks

Infectious Disease

6 weeks

Critical Care

6 weeks

Ambulatory Care

6 weeks

Emergency Medicine

6 weeks

MANDATORY LONGITUDINAL EXPERIENCES

Operational Pharmacy Practice

10 weekends (20 weeks)

Advanced Operational Pharmacy Practice

10 weekends (20 weeks)

Longitudinal Research Project

46 weeks (3-5 hours/week)

Education in Pharmacy

46 weeks (2-5 hours/month)

Leadership in Pharmacy

46 weeks (2-5 hours/month)

ELECTIVES

Each resident is to select 2 elective experiences Other elective options may be available with RPD discussion.

Health System Pharmacy Administration

4 weeks

Hematology/Oncology

4 weeks

Sterile Preparations

4 weeks

Advanced Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Primary Care Medication Management

4 weeks

Nutrition Support

4 weeks

SOME INTERESTING EXPERIENCE COMPONENTS

Staffing/Pharmacy Consult Service

Operational Pharmacy Practice

Residency Project

Advanced Operational Pharmacy Practice

P&T Committee meetings Medication use evaluation

Longitudinal Research Project

Hospital Lectures

Leadership

CE Lecture

Education

CLEVELAND CLINIC INDIAN RIVER HOSPITAL
PGY1 PHARMACY RESIDENCY

Positions Available: 2, 54-week contract

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and submit the standard application materials and supplements through PhORCAS.

Standard requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS
  • Official college transcripts

Along with the following supplements:

  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 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
  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

RESIDENT PROFILE

Name:

Etien Mamutaj

Credentials:

Pharm.D.

Program:

PGY1 Pharmacy

Email:

MamutaE@ccf.org

Hometown:

Palm Harbor, FL

Undergrad:

University of Florida

Pharmacy School:

University of Florida

Post-Residency Plans/Goals:

After I complete my PGY-1, I would like to pursue board certification while helping implement pharmacogenetic testing in conjunction with our interventional cardiology department. Beyond that, I am looking to pursue further training with a PGY-2 in pharmacogenomics. My long-term goals include becoming an inpatient clinical preceptor for pharmacy students/residents and expanding the use of personalized medicine in our communities.

Unique Fact/Fun Fact/Hobbies:

I like anything related to the water! You can find me fishing at the beach or playing tennis, racquetball, or working out in my free time. I also enjoy trading stocks/ cryptocurrencies and reading about new medical and technological advances.

Name:

Suzzanna Rayfield

Credentials:

Pharm.D.

Program:

PGY1 Pharmacy

Email:

RayfieS@ccf.org

Hometown:

West Palm Beach, FL

Undergrad:

Bachelors in Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL

Pharmacy School:

University of Florida, Jacksonville FL

Post-Residency Plans/Goals:

After residency I plan on pursing a clinical pharmacist role and becoming a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). I would love to precept students and residents to give back to the pharmacists that trained me. I also plan on staying involved in professional organizations and becoming a life-long learner.

Unique Fact/Fun Fact/Hobbies:

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and getting competitive over any/all party games. I love exploring new places and trying new food. Fun fact: I have two pets: Aayla the golden retriever, named after a jedi, and Ming Ming the guinea pig, named after the Wonder Pets duck.

PGY2

PROGRAM PURPOSE

PGY2 Program Purpose: 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.

OVERVIEW

The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Ambulatory Care Residency (PGY-2) prepares graduates in three areas important for a clinical specialist: clinical practice, precepting, and research. Not only will residents develop the clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient settings, they will also develop operational skills to initiate and/or expand clinical pharmacy services. Resident graduates will be ready to precept a wide range of learners and be able to conduct research projects from conception to publication.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital; including hospital based clinics on the main campus, as well as satellite clinics. The pharmacist-driven ambulatory care clinics utilize consult agreements that allow pharmacists to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for the disease states delegated by the physician. Residents will gain experience in a variety of practice areas, including: primary care, anticoagulation, cardiology, endocrinology, pharmacy administration, leadership, hematology, pulmonology, and education. Residents will care for patients in clinics, as well as participate in patient education, serve as preceptors, and provide discharge counseling. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation/quality improvement project, the resident will present at the Florida Resident Conference, monthly Lunch N Learn seminars, and leadership journal club.

Starting Date:

Early July

Application Deadline:

Jan 1

Duration/Type:

12 mo (54 wk)/PGY2 residency

Number Positions:

1

Estimated Stipend:

$52,000

Interview Required:

Yes

Pharmacist Staff:

27

Non-Pharmacist Staff:

15

Total Beds:

335

Benefits:

Paid vacation/holidays/sick leave, health/life insurance, and reimbursement for clinical and professional meetings. 

The residency advisory committee tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident. An individual training plan is created for each resident to achieve resident’s program and professional goals. This will be based on ASHP requirements, clinic needs, each resident’s previous PGY1 experience, professional goals, and personal interests.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program is developed into 4, 3-month-block scheduled learning experiences, adjusted annually based on clinic and resident needs. Specific required and elective experiences are shown below with a sample block schedule at the end.

MANDATORY EXPERIENCES

Orientation

4 weeks

Anticoagulation 1 & 2

Longitudinal (1 year total)

Diabetes 1 & 2

Longitudinal (1 year total)

Primary Care 1 & 2

Longitudinal (1 year total)

Heart Failure Clinic

4 weeks

Infectious Diseases - didactic

2 weeks

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Administration

Longitudinal (1 year)

Hematology/Oncology

4 weeks

DUE/Quality Project

4 weeks

Psychiatric Pharmacy - Didactic

2 weeks

Research

Longitudinal (1 year)

Education in Pharmacy

Longitudinal (1 year)

Leadership in Pharmacy

Longitudinal (1 year)

Transitions of Care – Cardiology

4 weeks

ELECTIVE EXPERIENCES

Each resident is to select 1 elective. Other elective options may be available with RPD discussion.

Advanced Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Administration

4 weeks

Population Health Management

4 weeks

Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

CLEVELAND CLINIC INDIAN RIVER HOSPITAL
PGY2 AMBULATORY CARE PHARMACY RESIDENCY

Positions Available: 1, 54-week contract

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PGY2 PROGRAMS

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and submit the standard application materials and supplements through PhORCAS.

Standard requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS
  • Official college transcripts

Along with the following supplements:

  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 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
  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.