Required and Elective Activities


  • Orientation
  • Cardiology
  • Decentralized Staffing
  • Drug Information (longitudinal)
  • Drug Regimen Review (longitudinal)
  • Immunosuppressed Population**
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient Staffing (longitudinal)
  • Intensive Care (Medical ICU, General Surgical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Neurosurgical ICU)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Administration/Leadership
  • Pharmacy Research (longitudinal)
  • Trauma ICU with Intensive Care

**Includes Bone Marrow Transplant, Malignant Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Solid Organ Transplant


  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Emergency medicine
  • HIV Inpatient Service
  • Intensive care (Medical ICU, General Surgical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Neurosurgical ICU)
  • Malignant Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Trauma ICU with Intensive Care

*** Select required rotations may be taken as an elective

Additional Required Activities

  • Residency project (clinical, economic, research, or administrative)
    • Design and conduct a project to develop or enhance an aspect of pharmacy operations or patient care
    • Present abstract and results at Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy regional/national pharmacy meeting
  • Medication Usage Evaluation
  • Journal club
    • Present a critical evaluation of primary literature as part of a clinical rotation to the faculty/staff
  • Monthly topic/case-based presentations
  • Teaching activities
  • Contribute to pharmacy newsletter
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Participate in Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Participate in Hospital Emergency Response Team
  • Rotating Lead Resident responsibilities

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program conducted at UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.