This is a 12-month program that is designed to help a pharmacist develop into an independent clinical practitioner. There are two tracks to the residency including both ambulatory and hospital, which share the same required rotations, allows for customization through elective rotations. Current required rotations include: orientation, internal medicine 1 and 2, ambulatory care (in primary care setting), infectious disease, acute care, pharmacy administration and medication safety, research, and special population. Longitudinal rotations include advocacy (required) and a teaching certificate (optional). A total of three elective rotation months are available which can be selected from the following: repeating any required month, antimicrobial stewardship, oncology, ambulatory care oncology/hematology (pre-rec of oncology), psychiatry, pain management, burn critical care, neurocritical care (pre-rec of critical care), NICU, geriatrics, anticoagulation and anemia management, cardiology ambulatory care (heart failure and pulmonary hypertension), ambulatory care management, pulmonology (through specialty pharmacy, and academia. In addition to individual rotation requirements, the residents participate in interdisciplinary committees, provide presentations throughout the health system, complete a small QI/DUE project and major research project, staff 1 weekend once every 4 weeks. The residents will select a pharmacy mentor and will also help to mentor APPE students during their rotations. The residents will have several opportunities throughout the year to co-precept and be the primary preceptor for students completing rotations.
Applicants to pharmacy residencies must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. Applicants must be eligible for pharmacist in Ohio, academic transcripts (undergrad and graduate), curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three (3) letters of recommendation (two of which should speak to your clinical pharmacy experience (e.g. clinical APPE preceptor).
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.