PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UH Portage Medical Center

UH Portage Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Offers Comprehensive Training for Pharmacists

Founded in 1894, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is nonprofit, acute care facility providing care to residents of Summit, Stark, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull counties in Northeast Ohio. It is located on a picturesque rural campus in the heart of Portage County, two miles north of historic downtown Ravenna, Ohio. Services encompass an array of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical specialties (oncology, infectious disease cardiology, pulmonary, critical care, orthopedics, women’s health, etc.), emergency care and health and wellness education. UH Portage Medical Center is part of University Hospitals, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Ravenna is located in Northeast Ohio, and is the county seat of Portage County. It is approximately 40 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland, 20 miles northeast of Akron and 6 miles east of Kent. Founded in 1799, Ravenna contains a unique blend of old and new, with an authentic “Main Street USA” feel.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Postgraduate year one (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.

The UH Portage pharmacy residency will graduate highly skilled pharmacists with the tools necessary to provide quality patient care as members of inter-professional health care teams. Emphasis will be placed on communication, life-long learning, evidence-based medication management and safety in the unique setting of a community hospital, giving graduates a strong foundation to pursue a career as pharmacy clinicians or further training in a PGY2 residency.


  • Competitive pay
  • Travel allowance for a Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference and a national meeting
  • Health care, disability, paid vacation, family and sick leave

Sample PGY1 Schedule

  • July: Orientation/Staffing
  • August: Internal Medicine I
  • September: Pharmacy Management
  • October: Internal Medicine II
  • November: Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • December: Research
  • January: Elective
  • February: Medication Safety
  • March: Elective
  • April: Elective
  • May: Internal Medicine III
  • June: Elective

Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiology
  • Ambulatory care
  • Teaching
  • Informatics
  • Specialty pharmacy

Longitudinal Experiences

In addition to scheduled rotations, the UH Portage Medical Center PGY1 residency offers longitudinal experiences to further develop clinical skills:

  • Patient education
  • Pharmacy service every other weekend
  • Medication safety
  • Research

Residency Program Application

Graduates of accredited Colleges of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio may submit the following materials via PhORCAS to the program director for consideration for residency program admission:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official college transcripts

Contact Information

To learn more about the UH Portage Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency, please contact:

Stacey Preston, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266


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