PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UH Geauga Medical Center

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Offers Extensive Training in Medication Management

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a Campus of UH Regional Hospitals Department of Pharmacy in Chardon, Ohio currently offers three positions in our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The PGY1 pharmacy residency is a one-year, postgraduate pharmacy education and training program with a goal of providing trainees advanced knowledge and skills relating to patient care as a member of an interprofessional health care team in a community hospital setting.

Goals of Residency

In the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, an emphasis is placed on the following goals:

  • Communication with patients, prescribers, and the health care team
  • Evidence-based medication management and pharmacotherapeutic monitoring
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong learning
  • Medication Safety

To meet these goals, the resident will rotate through a variety of patient care areas at UH Geauga Medical Center such as:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Practice management

Upon completing the experience, trainees will develop a strong foundation to pursue a career as a pharmacy clinician or further training in a PGY2 residency.

Resident Responsibilities

PGY1 pharmacy residency responsibilities at UH Geauga Medical Center include the following:

  • Attending a national pharmacy organization meeting (i.e. ACCP, ASHP, APhA, AACP)
  • Completing a pharmacy practice research project and presenting at the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Showcase, a state-level research conference
  • Investigating, researching and reporting adverse drug events
  • Participating in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process, evaluating requests for new drug usage, reviewing the therapeutic classes for relevance, and updating the hospital formulary
  • Teaching/Mentoring/Precepting pharmacy students from a number of colleges of pharmacy
  • Providing clinical pharmacy services (direct patient care, drug information, drug therapy monitoring, patient-specific consultations, pain management collaboration, health care staff and patient education, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacoeconomic evaluations in selected patient populations) while also completing required and elective rotations
  • Providing rotating pharmacy staffing service
  • Serving as an informational and patient problem solving resource for clinical staff pharmacists.

Benefits and Compensation

Benefits and compensation for residents in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program include:

  • Estimated stipend: $49,000
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Travel reimbursement to professional meetings.

Required Learning Experiences

Participants in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will be required to fulfill the following learning experiences:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Pharmacy Service
  • Research
  • Family Medicine
  • Longitudinal rotations
    • Ambulatory care
    • Drug information
    • Research
    • Medication safety and management
    • Pharmacy service
  • Elective opportunities
    • Academia (at NEOMED)
    • Teaching Certificate Programs (at NEOMED or the University of Findlay)
    • Cardiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Pain Management
    • Other: Learning opportunities arranged based on individual resident's interests as available

Application Instructions

Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The current deadline is January 2nd, and an on-site interview is required.

For More Information

To learn more about the pharmacy residency program or the application process, please contact:

Nikola Paulic, Pharm.D.Nikola Paulic, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: 440-285-2968
Email: Nikola.Paulic@UHhospitals.org

Ashley Jones, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY-1 Residency Program Coordinator
Ashley.Jones2@UHhospitals.org

Meet our Pharmacy Preceptor Team

Patricia (Patty) Tumbush, R.ph, BCPSPatricia (Patty) Tumbush, RPh, BCPS, MHSPA
Pharmacy Manager
Patricia.Tumbush@UHhospitals.org

Amanda Lasin, Pharm.D.Amanda Lausin, PharmD
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Amanda.Lausin@UHhospitals.org

John Tumbush, DOJohn Tumbush, DO
Senior Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine
CWRU School of Medicine
John.Tumbush@UHhospitals.org

Abagail Agler, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
PGY-2 Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Abagail.Agler@UHhospitals.org

David Motz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
David.Motz@UHhospitals.org

Steve Stamos, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology
Steve.Stamos@UHhospitals.org

Cristin Der, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Operations Coordinator
Cristin.Der@UHhospitals.org

Jessica Rudibaugh, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Jessica.Rudibaugh@UHhospitals.org