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PGY 2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy Residency

Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy Residency Program Offers Comprehensive Training in Clinical and Academic Areas

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals offers one position in the PGY2 Internal Medicine/Academia Residency Program. This shared residency position extends between UH Geauga Medical Center and Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Cultivating Educators

The PGY2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy Residency is designed to cultivate practitioner/educators by developing the following:

  • A strong foundation of teaching skills
  • Clinical expertise
  • Development of the ability to balance practice and academic responsibilities

Residents will participate in the provision of direct patient care on a medicine team, antimicrobial stewardship program and ambulatory care clinic. An average of one day per week is spent in an academic setting. This allows the resident to develop course directorship, faculty development and academic leadership skills.

Resident Responsibilities

Residents in the PGY2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy program will be required to:

  • Attend a national pharmacy organization meeting - the AACP annual meeting is a required component of the orientation experience.
  • Complete a pharmacy practice research project that will be submitted for publication, as well as presented at a regional residency conference and one national conference
  • Develop educational skills through participation in on-campus academic rotations
  • Investigate, research and report adverse drug events
  • Participate in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee process, evaluate requests for new drug usage and old formulary drug relevance, review therapeutic classes for relevance, and assist in updating hospital formulary
  • Teach pharmacy students from a number of pharmacy colleges
  • Provide clinical pharmacy services (drug information, drug therapy monitoring, patient-specific consultations, health care staff and patient education, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomic evaluations in selected patient populations) in direct patient care while completing required and elective rotations
  • Provide pharmacy staffing service, in six hour shifts, every third weekend
  • Serve as an informational and patient problem-solving resource for clinical staff pharmacists

Benefits and Compensation

Benefits and compensation in the PGY2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy residency program include the following:

  • Estimated stipend: $49,600
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Travel reimbursement to professional meetings

Practice Site Experiences

Approximately 80 percent of the residency will be spent at the practice site, including three days of internal medicine practice and one day of ambulatory care practice. The focus of the practice site experiences will include:

  • Developing patient assessment and therapeutic regimen design skills while rounding with the interprofessional Internal Medicine Service
  • Educating pharmacists and other health care providers on the evidence-based treatment of common diseases encountered on an Internal Medicine Service
  • Providing patient care in the medication management and geriatrics outpatient clinics

Academic Site Experiences

The remaining 20 percent of the resident's time will be spent teaching pharmacy students and residents, completing on-campus rotations that have a focus in providing the resident with a wide variety of academic experiences, and fulfilling teaching responsibilities. Specifically, academic experiences will include:

  • Attending college and department meetings
  • Completing an academic leadership rotation
  • Participating in committee work as assigned
  • Teaching large and small groups as assigned, including co-directorship of a course

Required Learning Experiences

In addition to fulfilling the residency program goals, residents will also be required to participate in a program orientation, complete research training, actively participate in program recruitment efforts and engage in self-evaluations and assessments. Required learning experiences include:

  • Academic leadership
  • Academic orientation (including attendance at the AACP Annual Meeting)
  • Ambulatory care
  • Drug information
  • Faculty development
  • Instructional design and delivery
  • Internal medicine
  • Pharmacy service
  • Practice management
  • Research
  • Elective opportunities
    • Advanced practice management
    • Cardiology
    • Critical care medicine
    • Emergency medicine
    • Family medicine
    • Professional Advocacy at ASHP
    • Psychiatry
    • Academic writing
    • Residency design and conduct
    • Others

    Application Instructions

    Application materials include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Initial interviews are typically held at PPS during the Midyear Clinical Meeting with a final application deadline of Jan. 2nd.

    Contact Information

    To learn more about the PGY 2 Internal Medicine/Academia Pharmacy residency program or the application process, contact the program director:

    Abagail Agler, Pharm.D., BCPS
    PGY-2 Residency Program Director
    13207 Ravenna Road
    Chardon, OH 44024