Overview

Overview

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The pharmacy practice residency emphasizes general pharmaceutical patient care and practice skill development required to become a confident, independent practitioner. Throughout the year, the resident is exposed to multiple general and specialty practice areas at an acute care hospital with the goal to improve knowledge, skills, problem solving and clinical judgment. The resident will have opportunities to present journal clubs, case presentations, in-services, formal lectures and is required to complete a major research project. The goal of the PGY1 program at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe is to train individuals to perform at a high level as pharmacy generalists in an acute care hospital.

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at South Pointe Hospital provides services 24 hours a day and operates out of a newly renovated area with decentralized services on the medical-surgical floors and outpatient oncology. Clinical rounding services include critical care, infectious disease, and internal medicine. Ambulatory care services are provided in the family medicine clinics.

Pharmacist participation is integrated into direct patient care and quality measurement activities within the hospital with pharmacists providing integrated medication profile review, patient medication counseling services, and bedside delivery service for discharge medications. The department precepts clinical graduate student rotations from several pharmacy and medical universities. Clinical pharmacists also participate in didactic teaching opportunities with local colleges of pharmacy and medicine.

Residency Open House

Thursday, December 14th from 4 - 6pm
South Pointe Hospital, B building
W1/W2 conference rooms (first floor)

Join us in learning more about our residency program, meet our preceptors, and ask questions to current residents! Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Katy Carlson (carlsok3@ccf.org) by Monday, December 11th."

Residency Program Training Site

Type: Hospital
Owner/Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s): Teaching / Acute Care Regional Hospital
Tax Status: Non Profit
Professional Staff: 13
Non-Professional Staff: 11
Total Beds: 173
Average Daily Census: 110

About the Program

About the Program

South Pointe Hospital is a 173-bed acute care community teaching hospital located in Warrensville Heights, an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. One of the largest osteopathic teaching hospitals in the state of Ohio, South Pointe Hospital is the site of the Center for Osteopathic Regional Education in Northeast Ohio for the Ohio University College of Medicine.

South Pointe was ranked the fourth best hospital in the Cleveland metropolitan area in 2013 by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey with eight high performing specialties including gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, kidney disorders, neurology, neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology.

Required Rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care (longitudinal)
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine (3 months)
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Practice/Leadership
  • Research (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations: Opportunities are based on preceptor availability at other Cleveland Clinic Hospitals in a variety of clinical practice areas.

Living in Cleveland

Enjoy what Cleveland has to offer you, your family and friends.

Application

Application

Applicants to the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program are required to provide the following information through PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application):

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of 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, the 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, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3 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, 2018 by 11:59 PM. Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.

More Information

Please direct further questions regarding the PGY1 program at South Pointe Hospital to:

Katy Carlson, Pharm.D., BCCCP
South Pointe Hospital
20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Phone: 216.618.5858
Fax: 216.491.7167
Email: carlsok3@ccf.org

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.

General

  • Personalized lab coats
  • Laptop and desktop computer
  • iPhone
  • Free parking
  • Library access
  • Resident office space
  • BLS/ACLS certification
  • Professional membership - reimbursement for membership and attendance to one Pharmacy Professional organization membership annually
  • Registration and reimbursement for travel to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Residency Conference
  • Access to Cleveland Clinic fitness facilities
  • Continuing education
  • Immunizations

Health Benefits

  • Eligible for the following
    • Standard Comprehensive Medical Coverage
    • Prescription drug
    • Life Insurance
    • Disability
    • Dental
    • Vision

Leave

  • Professional leave
    • Two (2) professional days will be allocated for completion of board examinations
    • Two (2) interview days will be allocated
  • Resident time off
    • Ten (10) days

Salary

  • $47,500 (PGY1)
FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many residencies do South Pointe and the Cleveland Clinic offer, in what areas, and how many residents are you recruiting?
    • South Pointe will be recruiting for two PGY1 residents.  There are 22 residents at main campus (over 50 across CCHS).
    • PGY2 (at Main Campus):  Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Drug Information, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacy Informatics, and Oncology
    • PGY2 (at Akron General): Critical Care
  2. What are the staffing requirements?
    • Residents will staff every other weekend.  In addition the resident would be included in the staffing rotation for one major (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s) and one minor holiday. 
    • Weekend staffing will consist of a mixture of centralized order review and verification as well as decentralized patient profile review and discharge education
  3. What are the project requirements?
    • Research project
    • Administrative project
    • Drug Use Evaluation
    • Others based on committee and departmental needs
  4. What are the presentation requirements?
    • The resident will present two Grand Rounds to a multidisciplinary audience
    • Educational presentations within requirements of rotations
    • Research concept and design presentation at Fall OCCP meeting, and final research presentation at Great Lakes annual meeting in Spring
    • Teaching Certificate Program is required, which will include additional small group discussions as well as didactic lecture opportunities.
  5. What rotations are offered for the PGY1 Residency?
    • 10 total rotations
    • 1 month orientation
    • Longitudinal
      • Ambulatory Care Internal Medicine Clinic
        • 1 afternoon per week in family medicine clinic for 6 months
      • Research
        • Two (2) 2-week blocks will be dedicated to research along with longitudinal work
    • Required (1 month each unless otherwise stated)
      • Internal Medicine – teaching service (2 months)
      • Internal Medicine – decentralized
      • Critical Care
      • Administration
      • Cardiology
      • Infectious Diseases
    • Elective Rotations
      • Any above rotation may be repeated based on interest
      • Maximum of 2 outside rotations at other Cleveland Clinic Hospitals. Off-site scheduling is based on preceptor availability.
        • Emergency Medicine
        • Critical Care
        • Cardiology
        • Psychiatry
        • Transplant
        • Pediatrics
        • Informatics
  6. Where is the residents’ office/desk space?

    The residents share their own secure office space with individual desks and storage area.  Each resident will have access to their own desktop & laptop computer and iPhone.

  7. Do residents get vacation days or time off? If so, how much?
    • Yes, residents get a select number of vacation days off from the residency. The number is 10 work days (not including Cleveland Clinic Holidays). 
    • Residents are required to work one major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years) and one minor holiday (Labor Day or Memorial Day).
    • Two (2) professional leave days are given to take licensure examinations and as well as 2 additional days to accommodate interviews in the Spring.
  8. What state/national meetings do the residents get to attend?
    • Spring and Fall Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy (OCCP) Meeting
    • ASHP MidYear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Residency Conference
    • Other meetings may be considered based on resident interest
  9. How are the residents evaluated?

    The residents are oriented at the beginning of the residency, and introduced to the goals and objectives for the residency year.  Residents are evaluated during and after each rotation experience by their preceptor, and quarterly (Resident Development Plan) by the program director and mentors.  In addition, the residents will be evaluated on presentations, research, drug use evaluation, staffing and other assignments (e.g., drug monograph).  We use Pharmacademic as a documentation tool for evaluations.

  10. Who oversees the Residency Programs?

    The residency programs are overseen by the Residency Committee which consists of the Residency Program Director (RPD) as well as select preceptors, and the Director of Pharmacy.  The Residency Committee meets monthly. 

  11. Do the residents get health benefits?

    Yes, the residents are eligible for health care coverage similar to other Cleveland Clinic full time Employees.

  12. How is the resident rotation schedule decided?

    The resident will meet with the program director during the orientation month in July to determine the rotation schedule.  There will remain some flexibility throughout the year for adjustment of schedule (approval required by residency committee).  The RPD will try and accommodate the requests/preferences or the resident, especially in the setting of PGY2 interest.

  13. Do the residents have Advisors?

    Yes, an advisor will be assigned to the resident early in the residency program.

  14. What is the mission/purpose statement of the residency?

    For PGY1: The one year Pharmacy Practice Residency provides a number of experiences designed to transform the resident from a pharmacy school graduate to competent practitioner in patient centered care and pharmacy operations or exemplary candidate for more specialized training.  The program exposes the resident to a variety of practice areas in an acute care environment to progressively build their knowledge base, skill set and confidence in problem solving and clinical judgment in the pharmacotherapeutic care of patients and all other necessary pharmacist duties and responsibilities. The resident is expected to promote clinically appropriate and cost effective therapy.  The resident is expected to participate in educational activities such as precepting students and lecturing. 

  15. When does a resident need to be licensed in Ohio?

    Residents are encouraged to obtain licensure prior to the residency start date.  Residents should be licensed no later than September 1st.  Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis and determination of required program extension will be determined by the Residency Committee. Until the resident is licensed in Ohio they must work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

  16. What drug information resources are available for the residents?
    • LexiComp, UptoDate, OhioLink (access to medical journals online as well as online textbooks), IDIS, IPA, Pharmacists Letter.
    • We use Epic as our Pharmacy system and also our electronic medical record.
  17. Will the residents be doing resident activities with other residents within the Cleveland Clinic Health-System (CCHS)?

    Yes, the resident will participate in a research curriculum (consisting of research design, biostatistics review, and research skills workshops), leadership journal club, and other networking activities with other residents in the Cleveland Clinic Health-System.

  18. Will the residents have on-site parking?

    Yes, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe residents will have free on-site parking.

  19. Will there be a resident trip?

    We participate in the annual residency trip, which will include other programs within the Cleveland Clinic System to visit and learn from other residency programs.

Program Personnel

Program Personnel

Garrett Eggers, PharmD, MS

Garret-Eggers

Director of Pharmacy

  • Education: Pharm.D. from University of Wisconsin, MS in Pharmacy Administration from University of Pittsburgh
  • Training: PGY1/PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration from UPMC
  • Practice area: Pharmacy Administration
  • Research interests: Pharmacist Quality Assessment, Productivity Models, Automation and Technology

Tyler Tomasek, PharmD, BCPS

Tomasek

Pharmacy Manager

  • Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012; PharmD, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital
  • Interests: Operations, Continuous Quality Improvement, Employee Engagement, Internal Medicine
  • Email: tomaset@ccf.org

Katy Carlson, PharmD, BCCCP

Carlson

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Critical Care
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

  • Education: B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, South Dakota State University, 2011; Pharm.D. South Dakota State University, 2013
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, 2014; PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, 2015
  • Practice area: Critical care
  • Research interests: Critical care
  • Email: carlsok3@ccf.org

Eve Hackett-Garr, PharmD, BCPS

Hackett-Garr

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Education: BS Utah State University, Regis University School of Pharmacy
  • Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital Denver SCLHS; Infectious Disease Specialty Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital Denver SCLHS
  • Practice area: Infectious Disease
  • E-mail: hackete@ccf.org

Melissa Herschman, PharmD, BCPS

Herschman

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

  • Education: BS Biochemistry, University of Dayton, 2010; PharmD, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital, 2015
  • Practice area: Internal medicine 
  • Research interests:  Ambulatory care
  • Email: herschm@ccf.org

Julianne Mazzola, PharmD

Julianne Mazzola, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

  • Education: PharmD, The Ohio State University 2016; B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Ohio State University 2012
  • Training: Cincinnati VA Medical Center, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Practice Area: Internal Medicine
  • Email: Mazzolj3@ccf.org

Carly McKenzie, PharmD

Carly McKenzie

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

  • Education: Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy
  • Training: PGY-1 at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
  • Practice area: Internal Medicine
  • E-mail: mckenzc@ccf.org

Rachael Passe, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

  • Education: PharmD, Ohio Northern University, 2006-2012
  • Practice area: Internal Medicine
  • Research interests: Pharmacy Education & Transition of Care Coordination

Cara Weisenberger, PharmD, BCPS

Cara Weisenberger, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

  • Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Toledo, 2012; PharmD, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital
  • Practice area: Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine
  • Research interests: Internal medicine, oncology, continuous process improvement
  • Email: weisenc@ccf.org
Past & Current Residents

Past & Current Residents

Current residents

Allie Brant, PharmD

Allie Brant, PharmD

  • Ohio Northern University Class of 2016
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident – Cleveland Clinic, South Pointe Hospital
Dylan Long, PharmD

Dylan Long, PharmD

  • University of Findlay Class of 2017
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident – Cleveland Clinic, South Pointe Hospital

Past Residents

  • Erika Mooney, PharmD
    Emergency Medicine Pharmacist – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
  • Sara Mohiuddin, PharmD
    PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident - Cleveland, OH Veterans Affairs
  • Melanie Madorsky, PharmD
    PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident – Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Valley Hospital
    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Cardiology & Critical Care – Memorial Hermann, Texas Medical Center
  • Cara Weisenberger, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Cleveland Clinic, South Pointe Hospital
  • Tyler Tomasek, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Manager – Cleveland Clinic, South Pointe Hospital
  • Lauren Thomas, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – St. Joseph Warren Hospital