Pharmacy Technician Trainee Program


The University Hospitals Pharmacy Technician Trainee program is a paid employer based training that provides participants with the curriculum and experience needed to become a State Registered Certified Pharmacy Technician in as little as 16 weeks. Students will combine in-class training and 500 hours of didactic training to qualify to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Our trainees rotate through hospital and community settings to experience multiple areas of pharmacy.

Program Goals

  • Recruit candidates that will positively represent the program and excel academically
  • Prepare students for employment with University Hospitals
  • Achieve, local, state, and national program recognition
  • Provide a superior level of clinical training to technician students

Application and Requirements

  1. High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  2. Students must be at least 18 years of age upon application
  3. Completion of a phone or on-site interview
  4. Successful background check
  5. Trainees are responsible for applying for the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Trainee Licensure prior to beginning. The application fee of $25 is the responsibility of the trainee.

2023 Classes

January 2023 - Closed
May 2023 - Closed
September 2023 - Postponed to January 2024

Rotation Sites Available

  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
  • UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • UH Elyria Medical Center
  • UH Lake West Medical Center
  • UH Parma Medical Center
  • UH Portage Medical Center
  • UH Samaritan Medical Center
  • UH St. John Medical Center
  • UH Tri-Point Medical Center
  • Bolwell Health Center Pharmacy
  • Gates Pharmacy
  • Gerald Zlotnik Family Pharmacy/University Hospitals Rainbow Center Pharmacy
  • UH Mentor Pharmacy
  • Minoff Pharmacy
  • UH Westlake Pharmacy
  • Home Care/Home Delivery services

For More Information

Please email Chelsea Jones for more information about our program or how to apply.

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