PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
The Medina Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program that takes place in the unique setting of a progressive community hospital. Graduates will help implement and enhance pharmacy services, while developing the skills necessary to become integral parts of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. In addition to clinical activities, residents are involved in pharmacy case conferences, journal clubs, and seminar presentations. Residents complete a major research project over the course of the year. Teaching opportunities include medical and nursing in-services, as well as co-precepting introductory and advanced pharmacy students. Academia rotations and a teaching certificate may be available through local colleges of pharmacy. Residents will present their research at local and national pharmacy meetings, and they will have the opportunity to attend and participate in other state and local conferences. The Medina Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will prepare the resident to practice as a clinical generalist as a member of an integrated healthcare team or enter a specialty residency or fellowship.
Department of Pharmacy
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital has been serving the needs of a growing Medina County since 1944. Medina Hospital opened as a small, 35-bed community hospital based in a four-bedroom private home; from these modest roots, the facility has expanded to a 171-bed acute-care facility that is still located on the corridor to the Medina community. Medina Hospital became affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, providing residents with local access to world class care.
Today, Medina Hospital offers a complete continuum of care, from preadmission testing and surgery, to urgent care and emergency services. Orthopedic surgeons offer a full spectrum of procedures, specializing in total joint replacements and arthroscopy. Medina Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Certified Stroke Center.
The Department of Pharmacy at Medina Hospital provides 24-hour service with a professional staff of approximately 30 members responsible for the medication use processes for Medina Hospital. Certified pharmacy technicians conduct ongoing support of medication distribution functions, including preparation of medications in the department’s fully renovated sterile compounding lab. The Medina Hospital Pharmacy Department relies heavily on automated dispensing cabinets for distribution of medications, upgrading to the newest Pyxis ES® operating system in 2015. The department also utilizes a number of other technologies to support its decentralized pharmacist model, including Pharmogistics® Inventory Manager software and barcoding technology to support barcode medication administration.
Pharmacist participation is integrated into many hospital practices and patient care, including:
- Quality measurement activities within the hospital
- Rounds within the intensive care unit and general medical floors
- Preceptorship of pharmacy students
- Patient medication reconciliation and discharge counseling
- Daily review of all admitted patients through clinical reports
- In-service education
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee participation
- Research through the pharmacy residency program
Residency Program Training Site
Type: Hospital: Acute Clinic
Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s): Community Hospital
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 15
Non-Professional Staff: 15
Total Beds: 171
Average Daily Census: 100