Thank you for your interest in the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency training program offered by Mercy Health- St. Rita’s in Lima, Ohio. We are pleased you have taken time to learn more about our residency program. Our program received initial accreditation by ASHP in 2011 and we most recently had a successful survey in September of 2020.
Mercy Health – St. Rita’s a level II trauma facility. St. Rita’s provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient care. St. Rita’s offers a maternity center, acute inpatient rehabilitation, congestive heart failure clinic, cardiac rehab, diabetes clinic, women’s wellness center and an oncology center. Pharmacy services include decentralized clinical pharmacists, specialized critical care and emergency medicine pharmacists, retail pharmacy and outpatient anticoagulation management services. With a modern facility, St. Rita’s takes a leadership role in providing quality care and community development.
Our mission is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities while bringing good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. Pharmacy works towards this mission by providing excellent care to all patients with the goal of achieving the best medication-related outcomes possible. The goals of our PGY2 program are to build on the first-year pharmacy resident education and outcomes to contribute to the development of pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients and eligible for specialty board certification.
Residents obtain experience in a wide variety of practice settings under the guidance of experienced and caring preceptors. Monthly rotations include core rotations along with a wide variety of elective options allowing the resident to explore individual interests. Residents gain valuable experience through the design and execution of their residency research project, longitudinal committee and leadership activities, anticoagulation dosing, drug information activities and involvement with the family medical residency program. Residents can participate in a teaching certificate program through?the University of Findlay as well as teach and mentor pharmacy students, pharmacy and?medical residents and other healthcare professionals during the residency.
Our educational philosophy is residents learn more from doing than from seeing or hearing. This program is designed to facilitate growth in clinical practice and will focus on communication, critical assessment, teaching, and leadership in team-based care and quality improvement projects. Upon completion, the resident will have the necessary skills to function as an independent, competent pharmacy practitioner with the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and diverse patient populations.
Rotation & Curriculum
Required learning experiences:
Medication Management Clinic Orientation
Family Medicine 1-3
Internal Medicine 1-2
Am Care Administration 1-4
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
Inpatient Internal Medicine
Elective learning experiences (1 month)
Advanced Diabetes Management
Emergency Medicine 2
Stipend: $52, 000
Eligibility for benefits starts on July 1.
A comprehensive benefits package includes:
Medical, Dental, and Prescription coverage (plans require minimal monthly contributions and co-pay)
Disability Core Coverage for short and long-term disability
Life/Accidental Death/Dismemberment Core Coverage
1 Lab Coat (ordered by program)
Direct Payroll Deposit
St. Rita’s Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program | LifeMatters Program
Paid time off:
The table below outlines official holidays recognized by Mercy Health. You will be given a day off within the pay period to recognize each of these holidays.
4th of July
10 days paid time off
3 interview days may be used for job interviews in addition to this PTO amount stated above.
Includes half day interview process either virtual or on site and will include a presentation on an ambulatory care topic
Occasional on call holiday coverage for Anticoagulation Clinic
Average hours per week: 40
How to Apply
Residency candidates should submit required materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) no later than January 31, 2021
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
Eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio
Applicants should submit the following materials through PhORCAS:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Letter of intent (must include: your current practice interests, why you are interested in pursuing a residency, and examples of what you hope to accomplish)
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Three (3) references using the PhORCAS standardized form
About Mercy Health St. Rita's Medication Management Clinics - PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center is a 424 bed, Level II trauma center located in Lima, Ohio. Since 1918, St. Rita's has been the top choice for medical care in the 10-country area we serve. As the largest healthcare provider and largest employer in our region, St. Rita's cares for nearly 200,000 patients each year. St. Rita's is a part of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Our high quality comprehensive services include heart and vascular institute, cancer center, neuroscience institute, orthopaedics, trauma and emergency, outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine, special care for mothers and babies, pediatrics, sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, men's and women's wellness, podiatric medicine and surgery, weight management, behavioral health services, home healthcare and hospice. Mercy Health has been named by IBM Watson Health as one of the highest performing Top 100 Hospitals in the nation for 2018. St. Rita's was also named a 2018 Everest Award winner, an honor given to only 13 hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years. Additionally, St. Rita's was given an "A" in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade and was chosen as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work for 2017.