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.
The PGY2 Critical Care residency at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital is a specialized one-year residency program with rotation offerings in multiple areas of critical care medicine, including medical, surgical, neonatal, cardiothoracic, and coronary care intensive care unit settings. Additionally, experiences with adult and pediatric emergency medicine, an infectious disease service, anesthesia, and trauma are available. Additional critical care learning experiences may also be available throughout the Cleveland Clinic Health System, based on hospital and preceptor availability. The preceptors for all rotations are board-certified pharmacists in their area of specialty. 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. Scientific literature evaluations will also be presented by the resident on a regular basis. Residents will also complete the Cleveland Clinic Corners of Leadership Pharmacy Residency Certificate Program.
The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital is a specialized one-year residency program with rotation offerings in multiple ambulatory care clinics including primary care, chronic care and oncology. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care resident will utilize consult agreements to initiate, discontinue and modify medications for disease states delegated by the physician or advanced practice provider. The required rotations include: Internal/Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic, Primary Care Pharmacy Clinic, Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic, Transitions of Care Inpatient, Chronic Care Heart Failure Clinic, Practice Management, Emergency Department/Infectious Disease Clinic and Hematology/Oncology Outpatient.
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 professional meetings. Numerous educational and preceptor prospects are available including precepting PGY-1 pharmacy residents and APPE students. Residents also have the option to complete the Cleveland Clinic Corners of Leadership Pharmacy Residency Certificate Program.
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
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.