Cleveland Clinic Ohio Regional Pharmacy Residency Programs Video

PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year postgraduate training program that offers clinical experiences in adult intensive care (medical, surgical, cardiovascular, and cardiothoracic), neonatology, infectious disease, internal medicine, oncology, emergency medicine, ambulatory internal medicine, administration, high risk obstetrics, and pharmacy practice. The resident will complete a medication use evaluation and an original research project, with an associated manuscript written for publication. Additional opportunities are available through hospital committees, continuous improvement projects and elective rotations. Residents fine tune their communication skills through multiple journal clubs and formal presentations. Residents will use their critical thinking skills through case conferences in addition to daily rounding on patient care teams. Residents will learn various leadership skills through a leadership course and monthly leadership seminars. Residents will gain experiences with teaching and preceptor skills through PharmD student interactions. Past residents who have successfully completed this program have gone on to specialized residencies, fellowships, hospital practice in an integrated patient care area clinical role or other career opportunities.

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency

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.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cleveland Clinic, The Center for Health Sciences Education and The Department of Pharmacy are 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.

Department of Pharmacy

Hillcrest Hospital's Pharmacy Services employs about 85 people, including approximately 49 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: 49
Non-Professional Staff: 35
Total Beds: 500
Average Daily Census: 400