PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Euclid Hospital Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) residency program is based in a community hospital practice setting. The resident will gain experience in the development of patient-specific medication treatment and monitoring plans, provide education to patients and other healthcare professionals, and serve as a drug utilization resource while training to become a competent clinical practitioner. The residency offers longitudinal experiences in ambulatory care, as well as learning experiences in internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, emergency medicine, and pharmacy practice management. Additionally, the Euclid Hospital residency program also includes teaching/precepting pharmacy students and optional didactic teaching in coordination with NEOMED's teaching certificate. The resident will also be responsible for completing a research project and drug use evaluation, and will attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and regional research residency conference.

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy supports 24-hour pharmaceutical services, and also offers bedside delivery of patient discharge medications. Decentralized pharmacists provide pharmaceutical services in the emergency department, intensive care unit, as well as medical and surgical floors. Clinical duties focus on medication reconciliation, patient counseling and drug optimization; pharmacists also collaborate with prescribers in shared medical appointments for patients with COPD, CHF and CKD.

Residency Program Training Site

Type: Hospital
Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s): Acute Care Regional Hospital
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 14
Non-Professional Staff: 10
Total Beds: 168
Average Daily Census: 130

Located in Northeast Ohio, Euclid Hospital is a Cleveland Clinic hospital in Euclid, Ohio. Euclid Hospital is home to one of the region’s leading orthopedic surgery centers. The hospital is licensed for 168 beds and has an average daily census of 130 patients. Euclid serves the local community providing emergency services, general and orthopedic surgeries, acute and sub-acute care, as well as a variety of outpatient services.

Required Learning Experiences: Orientation, decentralized unit-based pharmacy, internal medicine, critical care, infectious disease, emergency medicine, pharmacy practice management, teaching/precepting and research

Elective Learning Experiences: Psychiatric pharmacy, pharmacy operations, and other electives based on needs and interests at other Cleveland Clinic hospitals in a variety of clinical practice areas

Longitudinal Experiences: Ambulatory care (geriatric clinic and shared medical appointments), staffing/pharmacy practice, research and optional didactic teaching (NEOMED)


As a pharmacy practitioner effective communication skills are integral. Many opportunities will be provided to help develop these skills, including:

  • Formal presentations on patient cases, journal clubs, disease states or other topics of interest to be presented to preceptors, students, Euclid Hospital pharmacy staff and/or other individuals from Euclid Hospital
  • Pharmacy or nursing in-services
  • Optional didactic lectures to pharmacy students through a teaching certificate program
  • Resident research project presentation at regional research residency conferences

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Application to the Program

Application to the Program

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 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.


  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.

More Information

Please direct further questions regarding the PGY1 program at Euclid Hospital to:

Celeste Wise
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Euclid Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
18901 Lake Shore Blvd.
Euclid, Ohio 44119

Benefits & Travel Compensation

Benefits & Travel Compensation

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.


  • Personalized lab coats and business cards
  • Resident office space
  • Office personal computer access
  • Duplication Services
  • Online library Access
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Certification
  • Continuing Education
  • Immunizations
  • Cleveland Clinic discounts at various event venues

Health Benefits

  • Standard Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Prescription drug benefit
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Dental
  • Vision