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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UH Portage Medical Center

UH Portage Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Offers Comprehensive Training for Pharmacists

Founded in 1894, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is nonprofit, acute care facility providing care to residents of Summit, Stark, Mahoning, Portage, and Trumbull counties in Northeast Ohio. It is located on a picturesque rural campus in the heart of Portage County two miles north of historic downtown Ravenna. Services encompass an array of inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical, and specialty (such as oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, pulmonary, critical care, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency care). UH Portage Medical Center is part of University Hospitals, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care and health and wellness education at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Ravenna, Ohio is located in Northeast Ohio, and is the county seat of Portage County. It is approximately 40 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland, 20 miles northeast of Akron and 6 miles east of Kent. Founded in 1799, Ravenna contains a unique blend of the old and new, with an authentic “Main Street, USA” feel.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

ASHP AccreditedPGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The UH Portage Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will graduate highly skilled pharmacists with the tools necessary to provide quality patient care as members of inter-professional health care teams. Emphasis will be placed on communication, life-long learning, evidence-based medication management and safety during experiences in internal medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, ambulatory care, medication safety, pharmacy management and academia. The setting of a community hospital in the larger health system of University Hospitals, combined with a pharmacy team driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, provides the resident with a strong foundation in pharmacy practice and community outreach. The UH Portage Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program’s focus on personal and professional development will allow graduates to succeed in a career as a generalist pharmacy clinician or PGY2 resident.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program conducted by University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is accredited by ASHP.


  • Competitive salary and days off
  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Free parking
  • Dedicated work space and computer
  • Travel allowance for a regional pharmacy residency conference and a national meeting

Residency Experience Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Service*
  • Internal Medicine*
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship*
  • Ambulatory Care*
  • Critical Care*
  • Pharmacy Management*
  • Medication Safety*
  • Personal and Professional Management*
  • Teaching certificate through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)*
  • Palliative Care
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Academia
  • Community Outreach
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Informatics

Additional electives offered at other UH community hospitals (based on availability)
*Required rotations

Residency Program Application

Graduates of accredited Colleges of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio may submit the following materials via PhORCAS to the program director for consideration for residency program admission:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official college transcripts

Contact Information

To learn more about the UH Portage Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency, please contact:

Richard Chan, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
6847 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: 330-297-8615