Post-Graduate Year 1 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center offers two 12-month PGY1 resident positions. The residency focuses on developing confident, engaged, well-rounded pharmacists. Residents will have the opportunity to precept IPPE and APPE students, conduct pharmacy practice-based research, function as a member of an integrated pharmacy team and further define our practice model. As a department, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our patients through our innovative approach and patient-centered care.

Benefits of Being a Resident

  • Free parking lot
  • Optional health insurance including medical, dental, vision and prescription
  • Competitive salary and paid time off days
  • Travel reimbursement for hotel, transportation, mileage, food and meeting registrations will also be provided

Accreditation Status

UH St. John Medical Center Pharmacy residency started in 2013 and had the first American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) residency accreditation visit in April 2014. The survey team had several good remarks about the program. They also provide some recommendations to further improve the quality of our residency. These recommendations have or are being addressed to ensure we provide the best experience possible.

Teaching Certificate

As a resident at UH St. John Medical Center, you will be given the opportunity to participate in the University of Findlay teaching certificate program. Through this program the resident will provide in-class lectures, prepare online lectures and develop test questions. In addition to the teaching certificate, residents will give occasional lectures to the medical residents, pharmacy staff, nursing staff and community members.

Research Project

To foster the importance of evidence-based practices, each resident will complete a longitudinal research project. The resident will have multiple opportunities to present their project at various organizational meetings. When developing their topic, the resident will be asked to consider the needs of the institution and their personal interests. The resident will be responsible for gaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, developing the methods, analyzing the results and presenting the findings.

Required Residency Rotations

  • Orientation and Pharmacy Service (longitudinal)
  • Practice Management and Management (longitudinal)
  • Research and Research Project (longitudinal)
  • Teaching/Teaching Certificate (longitudinal)
  • Acute Care Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • Advanced Acute Care Medicine (Internal Medicine II)
  • Medical Intensive Care (ICU Critical Care)
  • Advanced Medical Intensive Care (ICU Critical Care II)
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Residency Rotations

  • Informatics
  • Administration
  • Medication Safety/Quality
  • Drug Policy Development

Staffing Requirements

  • Every third weekend
  • One weeknight per week in addition to normal daily hours
  • Certain holiday requirements

Match Program

UH St. John Medical Center pharmacy residency participates in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). After potential candidates apply, UH St. John Medical Center will extend interview offers. Upon completion of these interviews, the residency advisory committee will decide on rankings and then participate in the ASHP Match program for the PGY1 positions. See ASHP’s Residency Directory for further contact information.

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