Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center
Location: Toledo, Ohio
At Mercy Health- St. Vincent Medical Center (MHSVMC), PGY1 pharmacy residents will develop skills to become well-rounded practitioners and provide medication-related care to a wide variety of patient populations. Each resident will complete the core curriculum, including longitudinal components such as research and practice management. Additionally, each resident will have the opportunity to customize the program by selecting elective learning experiences based on their individual interests.
Advantages of working in a larger hospital system include opportunities for a wide variety of rotations with electives at other sites and a chance to participate in system-wide drug policy development. Preceptors are actively engaged in helping each resident meet their full potential based on their areas of interest. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based medicine, leadership and patient safety. Other unique program aspects include a teaching certificate program in collaboration with the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy and certification in advanced cardiac life support.
Required learning experiences (one month):
Ambulatory primary care
Medical ICU or Neuro ICU or emergency medicine
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
Elective learning experiences (one month):
Pediatric ICU/Neonatal ICU
PGY1 pharmacy residents are required to complete a longitudinal research project. While the resident is expected to be the primary investigator, pharmacy faculty mentors will be assigned to provide guidance based on practice area or topic. Research projects are presented at local and national conferences throughout the year.
Additionally, PGY1 pharmacy residents will co-precept at least one PharmD student, develop a formulary monograph, complete at least one medication use evaluation, and present at least three formal educational presentations to healthcare professionals.
Residency candidates should submit required materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) no later than January 5th, 2024.
Match Program Participation
St. Vincent Medical Center match number: 238313
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 references using the PhORCAS standardized form
Have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
Established in 1855, MHSVMC is the critical care regional referral and teaching center within the Bon Secours Mercy Health system, a 43 hospital faith-based system across seven states. The institution is home to five Life Flight air ambulances, holds the highest designation for treating high risk mothers & babies, is a Level I Trauma Center for adults, and is an accredited Chest Pain Center. MHSVMC has the highest level of accreditation in stroke care with an advanced certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center and is home to a Mobile Stroke Unit. The mission statement of MHSVMC is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and brings good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and under-served.
The Pharmacy Department at MHSVMC provides comprehensive clinical and distributive services via a central pharmacy operating 24 hours a day, several decentralized locations, and multiple ambulatory sites. Currently we have three PGY1 pharmacy residents. Our site also offers PGY2 pharmacy residency programs in ambulatory care and critical care.