Located in Northeast Ohio, Medina Hospital is a Cleveland Clinic hospital in Medina, Ohio.  Medina Hospital is a 171-bed, acute care, non-teaching community hospital that has been serving the community since 1944. Known for its clinical excellence and extraordinary programs in Emergency Care, Women’s Health, Orthopedics and Surgical Services, Medina Hospital continues to invest in facility development to provide the community with enhanced services and specialized care.

Required Rotations (9 months): pharmacy practice/orientation, internal medicine, advanced internal medicine, medication safety/administrative practice, infectious disease, critical care, emergency medicine, and research.

Elective Rotations (3 months): ambulatory care, psychiatry, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, others by request and availability.

Longitudinal Rotations: drug information, medication safety/administrative practice, pharmacy practice, research, and an optional teaching certificate.


As a pharmacy practitioner effective communication skills are integral. Many opportunities will be provided to help develop these skills, including:

  • Formal presentations on patient cases, disease states or other topics of interest to be presented to preceptors, students, Medina Hospital pharmacy staff and/or other individuals from Medina Hospital
  • Pharmacy or nursing in-services as needed
  • Didactic lectures to pharmacy students through a teaching certificate program
  • Resident research project presentation at the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Fall and Spring Meetings and the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference

Meetings and Conferences

Travel to pharmacy professional meetings is an important component of the Medina Hospital pharmacy residency. All residents are required to attend the ASHP Midyear meeting and present their research project, during which program recruitment also occurs, and networking opportunities are available. In addition, residents will present their project at the fall and spring Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Meeting, Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, and participate in the fall Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Showcase. Accommodations and travel expenses will be reimbursed for local, state and national meetings.  

Staffing Requirements

ASHP guidelines recommend that each resident complete a pharmacy practice component of the residency program. The staffing component is crucial to the development of professional practice skills and of pharmacy practice distribution skills.

Residents will gain proficiency in medication distribution skills, incorporation of clinical services, and development of personnel management skills. They also will develop insight into the operations, policies, and procedures of an acute care facility.

  • Rotational responsibilities will generally be during the day shift Monday through Friday.
  • Staffing responsibilities will be either Saturday or Sunday on the weekends, and rotating holidays.
  • Residents may have opportunities to cover additional pharmacist shifts, which will be compensated at the standard pharmacist rate. Residents are reminded that the primary objective of the residency year relates to the residency program objectives. Achievement of these objectives should not be hindered by other activities, including extra staffing.