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 required learning experiences in internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, emergency medicine, decentralized unit-based pharmacy, and pharmacy practice management. Available electives include ambulatory care, psychiatric pharmacy, pharmacy operations, and other electives based on the resident's needs and interests.  Additionally, the Euclid Hospital residency program also includes a required teaching/precepting opportunity for pharmacy students and optional didactic teaching in coordination with Northeast Ohio Medical University's (NEOMED) teaching certificate. The resident will also be responsible for completing a longitudinal research project and drug use evaluation, and will present research at local and national conferences.

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: Staffing/pharmacy practice (required), research (required), optional didactic teaching (NEOMED), and optional ambulatory care

Leadership: The Cleveland Clinic participates in the annual ASHP Visiting Leader program with keynote addresses and small group meetings with significant national figures in pharmacy. Residents also participate in monthly leadership journal clubs with the Chief Pharmacy Officer and an opportunity to participate in the leadership certificate program.

Staffing requirements: Residents are required to provide staffing for selected weekends throughout the year (every other weekend and a minimum of 20 weekends) and two holidays

Pharmacy & Therapeutic and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees: each resident is assigned a committee to create an agenda, take minutes, and create a Power Point and handout for the meetings


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 presentations at regional and national conferences
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.
  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, 2022 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. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine.
  5. Candidates must meet all requirements at the time of the application deadline.
  6. Cleveland Clinic is 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.

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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



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
  • Laptop computer and cellphone
  • Professional membership
  • Online library Access
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Certification
  • Continuing Education
  • Immunizations
  • Free parking
  • Cleveland Clinic discounts at various event venues

Health Benefits

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


Celeste Wise, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Celeste Wise, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Coordinator Pharmacy Services, Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Preceptor: Critical Care, Advanced Critical Care, Decentralized Unit-based Pharmacy

Education & Training

  • PharmD- Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot (Erie, PA)
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency- University of Toledo College of Pharmacy (Toledo, OH)

Judy Ashe, PharmD, BCSCP

Judy Ashe, PharmD, BCSCP
Director of Pharmacy
Preceptor: Pharmacy Practice Management

Education & Training

  • PharmD – University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – UF Health (Jacksonville, FL)

Sean Hackett, PharmD, BCPS 

Sean Hackett, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Preceptor: Emergency Medicine, Advanced Emergency Medicine

Education & Training

  • PharmD- University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency- VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (Cleveland, OH)

ChungYun (Christina) Kim, PharmD, BCIDP 

ChungYun (Christina) Kim, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease
Preceptor: Infectious Disease, Advanced Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Education & Training

  • PharmD- Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (Chicago, IL)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency- University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Buffalo, NY)
  • PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency- Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center (Buffalo, NY)
  • PGY1/PGY2 Combined Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency: The University of North Carolina Medical Center (Chapel Hill, NC)

Margaret Kronz, PharmD, MPH

Maggie Kronz, PharmD, MPH
Manager Inpatient Pharmacy
Preceptor: Orientation, Pharmacy Operations

Education & Training

  • PharmD – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA)
  • Master of Public Health – University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency – Allegheny Health Network (Pittsburgh, PA)
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