Applicants to the Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program are required to provide the following information through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application).

  • Education.
  • Work experience.
  • Rotations.
  • Community service.
  • Professional and society memberships.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Awards and honors.
  • Presentations.
  • Publications.
  • Research experience.
  • 3 letters of recommendation uploaded or copied into comment section of PhORCAS. Each letter of recommendation should address at a minimum 1) why is this candidate a good fit for Hillcrest Hospital PGY1, 2) What talents does the candidate possess that will be an asset to Hillcrest Hospital Pharmacy, 3) What opportunities does this candidate have for growth.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of intent.
  • Transcripts.

Apply through PhORCAS

Please note the following:

  1. Residency applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States at the time they apply for the residency. 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. TN (Trade NAFTA) Visas are acceptable, however the candidate is responsible for the application process and all necessary fees. Cleveland Clinic cannot extend the candidate an employment letter until the candidate has matched with the Cleveland Clinic program and signed an acceptance letter. Any employment letter will state the length of the program (12 months if PGY1 or PGY2, 24 months if HSPAL or Pharmacotherapy).
  3. Graduates of international pharmacy schools will be considered if they meet the ASHP criteria for application to residency (“Applicants to pharmacy residencies must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program”).
  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 sites) within 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine and attendance of an onboarding appointment on site at main campus, or as otherwise directed by Occupational health].
  5. Cleveland Clinic requires all employees to demonstrate proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination subject to approved medical or religious exemptions.

After your application materials are reviewed, you may be invited to participate in a video-conference pre-interview session.

After the video conference pre-interview, you may be invited to an onsite interview.

If you match with Hillcrest PGY1 Residency, you will also be required to complete an online Cleveland Clinic application for a residency position.

If you have further questions about the application process for the Pharmacy PGY1 Residency at Hillcrest Hospital, please contact:

Frank Rigelsky, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Rd. Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440.312.7524 | Fax: 440.312.7104