The Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) is one-year postgraduate training program that builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. It provides residents with foundational knowledge in pharmacotherapy, operations and practice management. Graduate PGY-1 pharmacists are well qualified practitioners who are able to care for a variety of patient complexities, are eligible for board certification, and are able to continue on to specialized postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies.

Areas of focus include internal medicine, drug information, critical care, ambulatory care, administration and pharmacy practice. Residents will gain teaching experience while precepting advanced practice pharmacy students and providing education to the clinical staff.

Residents will have the opportunity to perfect formal and informal presentation skills through the following:

  • Bimonthly journal clubs
  • Bimonthly case presentations
  • Continuing education
  • Drug Utilization Evaluations at Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Community Service Outreach
  • Professional meetings: Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

Longitudinal committee involvement includes Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medication Safety. Original research is completed under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. The Marymount clinical team tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident.

Department of Pharmacy

Marymount Hospital is a 315-bed acute care facility. The hospital campus includes the critical care tower, surgery center, medical office building and behavioral health center. The pharmacy department employs approximately 20 pharmacists and clinical specialists. The department operates 24 hours per day.

  • Residency Program Training Site offering two PGY1 Resident Positions
  • Type: Hospital
  • Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
  • Tax Status: Non Profit
  • Professional Staff: 19
  • Non-Professional Staff:19
  • Total Beds: 315
  • Average Daily Census: 180

Contact Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director

Pamela Ong, PharmD, BCPS
Marymount Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125
Email: ongp@ccf.org



Requirements for Application

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio, and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

  1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load and level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All three reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
  2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your APPE rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/or worked to improve in this area.

Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 2, 2019 by 11:59 PM

Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not provide employment-based non-immigration visa sponsorship for pharmacy residency programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements including:

  1. Obtaining pharmacist licensure in the state of Ohio by October 1
  2. Successful completion of Cleveland Clinic Pre-placement Medical Assessment
  3. Sign and return “Terms and Conditions” document
Benefits, Travel & Compensation

Benefits, Travel & Compensation

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.


  • Resident Office
  • Personal Computer Access
  • BCLS/ACLS Certification
  • Professional Membership
  • Reimbursement for registration and travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Continuing Education
  • Immunizations

Health Benefits

  • Standard Comprehensive Medical Coverage
  • Prescription drug
  • Life insurance
  • Disability
  • Dental
  • Vision


Annual $47, 500

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule

Sample schedules from our first resident class are provided below. The Residency Program Director will work with residents to design the residency schedule to meet the residents’ career goals, address areas for growth and excellence, and assure the residents interests are being satisfied. Elective rotations are available at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and at six of eight our regional hospitals.

Typical Residency Week/Sample Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 am              
7:00 am              
8:00 am              
9:00 am              
10:00 am              
11:00 am              
12:00 pm              
1:00 pm              
2:00 pm              
3:00 pm              
4:00 pm              
5:00 pm              
  Morning "Huddle"
  Direct Patient Coverage (Rotation)
  Pharmacy & Resident-led Topic Discussions
  Staffing (every other weekend)
  Bimonthly Journal Club & Case Presentation Research
  Medication Safety/Drug Information (12 months) Precept APPE Students

Resident 1:

Rotation Month Required/Elective
Orientation July Required
Internal Medicine August Required
Emergency Department September Required
Critical Care October Required
Elective November Elective
Research December Required, Longitudinal
Ambulatory Care January Required
Infectious Diseases February Required
Administration March Required
Surgical Medicine April Required
Internal Medicine 2 May Required
Behavioral Health June Required
Medication Safety/Drug Information June - June Required

Resident 2:

Rotation Month Required/Elective
Orientation July Required
Internal Medicine August Required
Critical Care September Required
Emergency Department October Required
Pain Management November Elective
Research December Required, Longitudinal
Infectious Diseases January Required
Ambulatory Care February Required
Administration March Required
Surgical Medicine April Required
Internal Medicine 2 May Required
Behavioral Health June Required
Medication Safety/Drug Information June - June Required