This is a 12-month program designed to graduate pharmacists who are able to act as mature, 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. Current required rotations include: advocacy, anemia, anticoagulation (staffing), geriatrics, leadership, new service/expansion, pain management, primary care, population health, pulmonology, and professional service (presentations and education). Elective rotations (3) include: academia, cardiology transitions of care, heart failure, oncology/hematology, pulmonary hypertension, psychiatry, home visits for high-risk patients, and weight management. The resident will complete a formal research project with the expectation to submit for publication and peer-reviewed poster presentation in the spring each year. Finally, the resident will complete education to pharmacy staff or interdisciplinary team educational presentations, seminar presentation, and other rotation-specific projects. The resident will also have opportunities to precept PGY1 residents and APPE students on rotations and as part of our resident and student development series. MetroHealth System takes students from all colleges of pharmacy in Ohio in addition to other colleges based on requests.
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. Applicants should submit through PHORCAS 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 preceptors)).
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.