PGY 1 Pharmacy residency

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Offers Extensive Training in Medication Management

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in Chardon, Ohio, currently offers two positions in our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. This PGY1 residency is a one-year, postgraduate pharmacy education and training program with a goal of providing trainees with advanced knowledge and skills in patient care as a member of an interprofessional health care team in a community hospital setting.

Goals of Residency

In the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, an emphasis is placed on the following goals:

  • Communication
  • Evidence-based medication management
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong learning
  • Safety

To meet these goals, the resident will rotate through a variety of patient care areas at UH Geauga Medical Center such as:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Internal medicine
  • Medication education
  • Oncology
  • Practice management

Upon completing the experience, trainees will develop a strong foundation to pursue a career as a pharmacy clinician or further training in a PGY2 residency.

Resident Responsibilities

PGY1 pharmacy residency responsibilities at UH Geauga Medical Center include the following:

  • Attending a national pharmacy organization meeting (i.e. ACCP, ASHP, APhA, AACP)
  • Completing a pharmacy practice research project and presenting this at the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Showcase
  • Investigating, researching and reporting adverse drug events
  • Participating in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process, evaluating requests for new drug usage, reviewing the therapeutic classes for relevance, and updating the hospital formulary
  • Teaching pharmacy students from a number of colleges of pharmacy
  • Providing clinical pharmacy services (direct patient care, drug information, drug therapy monitoring, patient-specific consultations, health care staff and patient education, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacoeconomic evaluations in selected patient populations) while completing required and elective rotations
  • Providing pharmacy staffing service every other weekend
  • Serving as an informational and patient problem solving resource for clinical staff pharmacists

Benefits and Compensation

Benefits and compensation for residents in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program include:

  • Estimated stipend: $43,000
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Travel reimbursement to professional meetings

Required Learning Experiences

Participants in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be required to fulfill the following learning experiences:

  • Internal medicine
  • Medication safety
  • Oncology
  • Practice management
  • Patient education
  • Pharmacy service
  • Research
  • Longitudinal rotations
    • Ambulatory care
    • Drug information
    • Research
    • Medication safety and management
    • Pharmacy service
  • Elective opportunities
    • Family medicine
    • Academia (at NEOMED)
    • Teaching Certificate Programs (at NEOMED or the University of Findlay)
    • Cardiology
    • Medical intensive care unit (MICU)
    • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
    • Psychiatry
    • Others

Application Instructions

Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The current deadline is Jan. 5, and an on-site interview is required.

For More Information

To learn more about the pharmacy residency program or the application process, please contact:

Mate Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: 440-285-3037

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