PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The Pharmacy Residency Program focuses on the development of general pharmaceutical patient care expertise. The residency offers exposure to intensive care, such as medical, surgical, cardiovascular and cardiothoracic care, as well as neonatology, ambulatory care (anticoagulation clinic), oncology, internal medicine, infectious disease, administration and pharmacy practice. Additional opportunities will exist for further development through hospital committees, investigational review boards, and a variety of elective rotations. Residents will complete a major research project, medication-use evaluation, and a seminar presentation.
The PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at Hillcrest Hospital is a specialized one-year residency experience designed to develop and train an expert level critical care pharmacy practitioner. The program provides multiple training settings in order to hone and advance the resident’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area of critical care medicine, and subsequently succeed as a critical care clinical specialist. Residents refine their critical thinking skills, pharmacotherapy expertise, and critical care medicine acumen while enhancing their communication and interpersonal skills, allowing them to become well-rounded and highly desirable critical care pharmacy professionals. The resident will complete a medication use evaluation and an original research project, with an associated manuscript written for publication. These projects will be presented at various state and national level pharmacy and critical care professional meetings. Numerous educational and preceptor prospects are also available, including didactic teaching of midlevel providers, nursing and pharmacy staff; and precepting of PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students at both the IPPE and APPE level. Clinical and distributive staffing requirements sharpen the resident’s abilities as a pharmacist while developing leadership and communication skills. Participation in the Cleveland Clinic Corners of Leadership Pharmacy Residency Certificate Program is also encouraged.
The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Hillcrest Hospital is a specialized one-year residency experience designed to develop and train an expert level ambulatory care pharmacy practitioner. The resident will train in various settings to foster clinical skills to be able to manage complex chronic disease states. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care resident will utilize consult agreements to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for disease states delegated by the physician or nurse practitioner. The required rotations include: Internal/Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic, Primary Care Pharmacy Clinic, Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic, Transitions of Care Inpatient, Internal Medicine Inpatient, Chronic Heart Failure Clinic, Practice Management, Emergency Department/Infectious Disease Clinic, and Hematology/Oncology Outpatient.
Department of Pharmacy
Hillcrest Hospital's Pharmacy Services employs about 75 people, including approximately 30 pharmacists. The pharmacy operates 24 hours per day and provides pharmaceutical services, including:
- Central and satellite pharmacy distribution
- Sterile and non-sterile compounding
- Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
- Advanced technology support, including wireless PCs, automated dispensing devices (Carousel, Vocera communication system and Pyxis) and clinical decision support tools
- Investigational drug studies
- Decentralized pharmacist practice
- Patient education programs
- Clinical pharmacy specialty practices
- Drug information programs
- In-service education
- Pharmacy, therapeutics and formulary committee participation
- Pharmacist-led research through the residency program
- Hillcrest Hospital utilizes a computer-based physician order entry program (EPIC) that integrates data from pharmacy, admissions, laboratory, radiology, nursing, medicine and microbiology.
Residency Program Training Site
Type: Hospital, Acute Care
Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s): Community/Tertiary Care
Patients Enrolled: N/A
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 35
Non-Professional Staff: 35
Total Beds: 500
Average Daily Census: 400
Application to the Program
Information and guidelines for applying to the Pharmacy Residency Program
Benefits, Travel & Compensation
The Pharmacy Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.