The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is a one-year training program designed to provide the resident with experiences leading to knowledge and practice skills in pharmacotherapeutic care for pediatric patients. The program exposes the resident to a variety of practice areas in the pediatric acute care environment to progressively build their knowledge base, skill set and confidence in problem solving and clinical judgment. Required rotations include general pediatrics, pediatric ICU, pediatric infectious diseases, neonatal ICU, pediatric oncology, drug information/medication safety, and practice management. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations. Nutrition support, medication safety, and pharmacokinetics are integrated throughout the year. The resident will also be involved in administrative and formulary management by participation in the Pediatric and Neonatal Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. Educational opportunities are available and include precepting pharmacy students and lecturing. Presentation skills are developed through journal clubs and patient cases. A formal seminar and manuscript are required. Project management and research skills are enhanced through drug use management projects. Staffing is in the pediatric pharmacy satellite.
Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Post Graduate Training Programs:
Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, ten Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1,200 pharmacy employees, more than 300 physician practices, 20 ambulatory pharmacies, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services and a pharmacy budget exceeding $1 billion. At the Main Campus, we offer 14 distinct PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs, and at our Community Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic Florida, we offer nine PGY-1 programs, one PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration program, two PGY-2 Critical Care programs, one PGY-2 Emergency Medicine, and one PGY-2 Psychiatry program.