All application materials are managed via PhorCas and applications are due January 2 of the application year.

Additional information can be found on the ASHP website, and PhorCas

Program Personnel & Residents

Ong | Cleveland Clinic

Pamela Ong, PharmD, BCPS

PGY1 Residency Program Director/Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine

Preceptor: Surgical Medicine, Research

Education & Training:

  • PharmD– Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Pharmacy (Erie, PA)
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency– Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH)

Practice Interests:

  • Anticoagulation, Post-Operative Pain Management, Patient Education

Chris Boreen, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic

Chris Boreen, PharmD, MS

Pharmacy Director, Department of Pharmacy

Preceptor: Administration

Education & Training:

  • PharmD- University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration – Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
  • MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration – Northeast Ohio Medical University (Rootstown, OH)

Practice Interests:

  • Pharmacy Technology/Automation, Operational Efficiencies, Pharmacy Productivity/Benchmarking

Amy Mayers | Cleveland Clinic

Amy Mayers, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine

Preceptor: Internal Medicine, Orientation

Education & Training:

  • PharmD– University of Charleston (Charleston, WV)

Practice Interests:

  • Internal Medicine, Anticoagulation, Transitions of Care, Patient Education

McCorkindale | Cleveland Clinic

Nicole McCorkindale, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Primary Care

Preceptor: Ambulatory Care

Education & Training:

  • PharmD- Northeast Ohio Medical University (Rootstown, OH)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency- Marymount Hospital (Garfield Heights, OH)

Practice Interests:

  • Resistant Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Population Health Management, Transitions of Care

Julia E. Kuroski, PharmD, BCCCP | Cleveland Clinic

Julia E. Kuroski, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care

Preceptor: Critical Care, Research

Education & Training:

  • PharmD– University at Buffalo School and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Buffalo, NY))
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • PGY-2 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)

Practice Interests:

  • Anticoagulation Reversal, Toxicology, Stroke

Megan Vaden, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic

Megan Vaden, PharmD

Behavioral Health Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

Preceptor: Psychiatry, Research

Education & Training:

  • PharmD– Harding University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency- Baptist Health Medical Center (Little Rock, AR)
  • PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency- Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

Practice Interests:

  • Adult Psychiatry, Chemical Dependency and Substance Use Disorders, Healthcare Provider Education, Quality Improvement

Adam Ritzler, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic

Adam Ritzler, PharmD, MS

Manager Inpatient Pharmacy

Preceptor:Staffing, Drug Information/Medication Safety, Didactic Teaching

Education & Training:

  • PharmD– Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH)
  • Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration – Northeast Ohio Medical University (Rootstown, OH)

Practice Interests:

  • Operations Management, Productivity, Discharge Medication Delivery

Tristyn L. Pritters, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic

Tristyn L. Pritters, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Tristyn L. Pritters is from San Antonio, Texas where she received her Doctor or Pharmacy degree at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. Her decision to pursue residency can be attributed to her clinical rotation experiences, during which she developed a passion for teaching and psychiatric pharmacy. Tristyn is enrolled in the NEOMED teaching certificate program as part of her residency experience, and she hopes to pursue a PGY2 Psychiatry residency next year. She would like to obtain a shared faculty position with a college of pharmacy after residency. In her free time, Tristyn enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband.


Sara Yagodich, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic

Sara Yagodich, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Sara L. Yagodich is from Damascus, Maryland and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. She was interested in residency because she wants to pursue a career in behavioral health, and next year she hopes to complete a PGY2 in psychiatry. Sara is enrolled in the NEOMED teaching certificate program as part of the residency experience. In her leisure time, Sara enjoys eating at her favorite restaurants in Cleveland, spending time at the Metroparks, and playing with her dog.