PGY2 Pharmacy Residency at UH Geauga Medical Center

Overview

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University, is offering a postgraduate year two (PGY2) internal medicine residency program with a focus in academia. The purpose of the UH Geauga Medical Center and NEOMED PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program is to cultivate practitioner/educators by developing direct patient care skills in a team-based environment, strong evidence-based medicine knowledge and a foundation of teaching and leadership skills. Graduates will gain the ability to balance practice and academic responsibilities, allowing them to pursue a career as internal medicine pharmacy clinicians, or shared faculty members in a dual clinical/academic role.

  • With 226 licensed beds, services encompass an array of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical specialties (oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, neurology, ICU, orthopedics, women’s health, etc.), emergency care, and health and wellness education.
  • A fully implemented electronic medical record with computerized physician order entry.
  • Located 35 miles east of downtown Cleveland on a picturesque 65-acre campus in Chardon, Ohio, UH Geauga Medical Center offers a mix of patients from both suburban and rural areas.
  • In addition to serving a socioeconomically diverse population, UH Geauga Medical Center provides care to a large number of Amish patients.

Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 residency program in internal medicine with a focus in academia will provide residents with experience, confidence and support to:

  • Participate in the provision of pharmaceutical care by providing direct patient care; participating in practice management; developing, implementing or enhancing pharmacy services; and providing drug information resources and consults to other providers.
  • Develop educational skills through participation in on-campus academic learning experiences.
  • Participate in professional development through attending local and national organization meetings, participating in pharmacy organizations and collaborating with other providers, faculty members and students.
  • Design and implement a major research project that will be submitted for publication in an appropriate journal as well as presented at a regional residency conference and one national conference.

Approximately 80 percent of the residency will be spent at the practice site including three days of internal medicine practice and one day of ambulatory care practice. The focus of the practice site experiences will include:

  • Developing patient assessment and therapeutic regimen while rounding with the interprofessional internal medicine service.
  • Providing patient care in the medication management and geriatrics outpatient clinics.
  • Educating pharmacists and other health care providers on the evidence-based treatment of common diseases encountered on an internal medicine service.

The remaining 20 percent of the resident’s time will be spent precepting pharmacy students and residents, completing on-campus rotations that have a focus in providing the resident with a wide variety of academic experiences and fulfilling teaching responsibilities. Specifically, academic experiences will include:

  • Rotations in areas such as academic leadership, instructional design/delivery and faculty development
  • Teaching large and small groups as assigned
  • Participating in committee work as assigned
  • Attending college and department meetings

Additional Required Activities

In addition to fulfilling the residency program goals, residents will also be required to participate in a program orientation, complete research training, actively participate in program recruitment efforts and engage in self-evaluations and assessments.

Service Areas

  • Internal medicine rounds
  • Oncology pharmacy services
  • Outpatient clinics in geriatrics and medication management
  • Pain consult service
  • CHF counseling program
  • An American Society of Health-System Pharmacists accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program

Residency Program Application

Residency candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited college or school of pharmacy, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio, and have completed a PGY1 accredited program. Selected applicants will be required to visit the practice site and university for an on-site interview. Submit the following materials via PhORCAS to the program director for consideration for residency program admission:

  • Personal statement (letter of intent)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference who can attest to the applicant’s practice abilities and aptitudes
  • Official college transcripts

Contact Information

To learn more about the PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at UH Geauga Medical Center, please contact:

Mate Soric, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024

330-325-6226

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