Pharmacy Residency Program
PGY1 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 CCIRH Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program set in a community hospital, designed to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients.
The program is designed to expose the resident to a variety of practice areas in an acute care and ambulatory environment to build and expand the knowledge and skills necessary for direct patient care. The program offers a variety of opportunities for the resident to develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotational experiences include orientation, sterile prep, internal medicine, advanced internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, infectious disease, emergency medicine, ambulatory care, and advanced ambulatory care. Required longitudinal experiences include operational pharmacy practice, advanced operational pharmacy practice, longitudinal research project, education in pharmacy, and leadership in pharmacy. Elective experiences offered include primary care medication management, nutrition support, advanced critical care, advanced infectious disease, advanced emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, and administration.
Residents present research posters at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each December and complete a final research presentation at the Florida Residency Conference every May. Residents will also be involved in other research, such as medication use evaluations (MUEs) and drug monographs, as well as educational opportunities, including presenting journal clubs and case presentations to healthcare practitioners and student precepting throughout the year. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through optional participation in a teaching certificate program, serve as preceptors for APPE students, and provide drug information and in-services to clinical staff throughout the hospital during various experiences. Residents will have longitudinal involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, residency advisory committee, department meetings, and continuous quality improvement meetings. They will also complete a variety of projects and presentations including, but not limited to, one continuing education program and at least one MUE.
Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopaedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.
The Department of Pharmacy provides 24-hour service with a professional staff of approximately 27 pharmacists with 9 being board certified in their area of practice.
Pharmacists are actively involved within ambulatory care, emergency services, the intensive care unit, antimicrobial stewardship, and decentralized on the general medical floors. Pharmacists also serve as pharmacy student preceptors and provide discharge medication counseling.
The residency advisory committee tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident. If a resident seeks to pursue a second year residency program, we will work with the schedule and preceptors to expose the resident to their preferred specialty area prior to midyear.
Elective Learning Experiences
Positions Available: 2, 54-week contract
Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and submit the standard application materials and supplements through PhORCAS.
Along with the following supplements:
We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance.
The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your APPE rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation.
Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/ or worked to improve in this area.
In addition to uploading the above documents into PhORCAS, Residency Candidates must complete the CCIRH Online Application. If not posted upon reviewing, check back at a later date.
Please note: CCIRH will not consider applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA or equivalent, nor will we consider those from a Pass/Fail school of pharmacy.
Residency Matching Program: ASHP National Matching Service (NMS) code is 154513
Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM.
Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
Resident Statement of Agreement
Presentation Evaluation Form
Topic Discussion Evaluation Form
ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Programs
ASHP Guidance Document for Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Programs
Pharmacy Residency Procedure: Leave of Absence [UNDER REVISION]
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy [UNDER REVISION]
Corrective Action Policy [UNDER REVISION]
Pharmacy Residency Dismissal Policy [UNDER REVISION]
Tobacco Free Campus Policy
Employee Travel/Professional Development Policy
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policy
Pharmacy Residency SOP – Resident Duty Hours [UNDER REVISION]
Pharmacy Residency Policy – Licensure
Journal Club Evaluation Form
Successful Completion of Residency Policy [UNDER REVISION]
CCIRH Preceptor Manual
Program Structure Table
Residency Program 3-Part Assessment Strategy
Preceptor Appointment and Reappointment