How much orientation is provided?
On your first day of employment you will attend a system orientation to welcome you into the Cleveland Clinic family. Soon after you will complete a variety of online educational modules and attend an EPIC training course to learn how to navigate the electronic medical record and computerized physician order entry system (CPOE). Daily duties of a practicing pharmacist will be learned during the first three months, residents will alternate rotations between Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Practice every two weeks during this time frame.  The resident will be paired with a mentoring pharmacist during orientation to learn the daily activities of pharmacy operation.

How much vacation time is available?
Residents are provided 10 days of paid time off during the resident year. Days off must be approved by the residency program director and the pharmacy manager.

What is the stipend?
The stipend is $47,500.

Are health benefits available to the residents?
Yes, the residents are eligible for health care coverage similar to other Cleveland Clinic full time employees.

What are the staffing requirements?
Residents will staff the central pharmacy either Saturday or Sunday on weekends. In addition, the resident will rotate through the major and minor holiday schedule.

What projects or presentations are required in addition to daily clinical activities?
Residents will be responsible for a research project as well as completion of drug information questions, journal club presentations, formal presentations, case presentations and nursing in-services on a varying schedule.

Do I attend professional conferences throughout the residency?
Yes, residents will attend the ASHP Midyear meeting, Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy meetings, and the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference.

Does Medina Hospital support travel to conferences?
Medina Hospital will reimburse pharmacy residents for travel to and from any required meetings.

What teaching opportunities are available at Medina Hospital?
Pharmacy practice residents will have the opportunity to make presentations to the medical staff throughout the year. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to participate in community outreach for Medina Hospital. The resident will also have the option to participate in the teaching certificate program available through Northeast Ohio Medical University, and will co-precept students from various pharmacy schools.

Will I need an Ohio pharmacy license?
Yes, you are required to be licensed by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to practice as a pharmacist in the state of Ohio. Failure to achieve Ohio licensure by September 1 of the residency year will result in dismissal from the program.

Is the residency accredited?
The residency program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

How many residents are selected?
Currently, Medina Hospital selects two residents each year.

Does this program participate in the match?
Yes, Medina Hospital participates in the match.

When is the application deadline?
Please refer to the application deadline found in PhORCAS.

Is an interview required?
Yes, an on-site interview is required and will take place during the months of January, February, or March.

When does the residency begin and end?
The residency will begin mid-June and end no later than June 30 of the following year.

How are residents evaluated?
Residents are evaluated utilizing the PharmAcademic system.  During each rotation a snapshot evaluation and summative evaluation will be completed.  Residents will also be evaluated quarterly by preceptors who are working with the residents in longitudinal experiences.

Will the residency program be showcased at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting?
Yes, the Medina Hospital Residency Program will be showcased with all the other Cleveland Clinic programs.

What is Epic?
Epic is a computer-based provider order entry system that Medina Hospital and all Cleveland Clinic facilities utilize. The program integrates data from pharmacy, admissions, laboratory, radiology, nursing, medicine, microbiology and other disciplines.

Epic is used to perform daily pharmaceutical care duties utilizing the following:

  • Patient data demographic data
  • Laboratory test results
  • Microbiology results
  • Parenteral nutrition information
  • Medication order information

In addition, daily patient progress notes, nursing care notes, and all data pertinent to patient care is available on this computer system. EPIC is used to document the pharmacist’s clinical activities, interventions, and monitoring notes.