The MetroHealth System PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency strives to graduate pharmacists who knowledgeable, independent ambulatory care providers in multiple environments. As multidisciplinary health care team members, they will apply their knowledge and communication skills to promote pharmacy practice through inter-departmental relations, dedication to the organization, and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
Furthermore, residents fulfill their career goals by acquiring positions as ambulatory care within the MetroHealth System, the greater Cleveland area, and nationwide. Our residents train under qualified, experienced preceptors who prepare them for a career in pharmacy practice.
The residency will consist of longitudinal rotations that will allow the resident to develop a strong rapport with their own patient panel as well as shorter block rotations to explore specialized areas of practice. Once the resident has demonstrated competency, the resident will be able to become credentialled and privileged to work under their own collaborative practice agreement in the following areas (primary care (DM, HTN, lipids, tobacco), population health, and anticoagulation.
PGY2 Ambulatory Pharmacy Residents will have rotations at MetroHealth Medical Center (Main Campus), as well as at other MetroHealth locations including but not limited to: Parma, Broadway, Valley View, and Bedford.
Purpose of MetroHealth PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.
PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.
Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Pharmacy Application Process
Two residents are accepted into the program per year. Current PGY1 MetroHealth residents may apply and be considered through the Early Commitment Process in accordance with ASHP and MetroHealth PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Policies.
The program participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program; applicants should be enrolled in the matching program to be considered for the residency. Please apply for the MetroHealth PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program (ASHP Code: 44916) in PhORCAS.
Applicants must submit their materials via Phrocas by December 31 to be considered for an interview.
Three letters of recommendation
Letter of intent
Official academic transcripts for graduate studies
Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Ohio
Graduates or candidates for graduation of an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency
Graduates or candidates for graduation of an ACPE-accredited degree program or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the NABP
Submit applications materials through PhORCAS. The MetroHealth System agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
The MetroHealth System PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to develop clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. Residents are eligible for board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and PGY2 pharmacy residency training. Previous residents of the PGY1 Program obtained PGY2 positions in various specialties including Ambulatory Care, Psychiatry, Oncology, Critical Care and Infectious Diseases. Furthermore, residents fulfill their career goals by acquiring positions as clinical pharmacy specialists and pharmacists within the MetroHealth System, the greater Cleveland area, and nationwide. Our residents train under qualified, experienced preceptors who prepare them for a career in pharmacy practice.
We offer four pharmacy residency positions each year through two different tracks. Two of the PGY1 pharmacy residents will complete the inpatient track and two residents will complete the ambulatory care track. Both tracks will complete the same core required rotations then residents will be able to further customize their learning experience within each track throu...gh the elective rotations, research project, and drug use evaluation to further explore areas of interest. There will be two different numbers for the match depending on area of interest. PGY1 Pharmacy Residents will have rotations at MetroHealth Medical Center (Main Campus), as well as at other MetroHealth locations.
Purpose of MetroHealth PGY1 Residency: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.