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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Akron General Medical Center provides training in a variety of areas of pharmacy practice.  Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical skills through direct interaction with patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Graduates of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Akron General Medical Center will be prepared for a successful career in multiple adult acute care settings, ambulatory care, or further training in a PGY2 residency program. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple environments, equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice. Residents will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, students, patients, and the community on drug-related topics. Residents will demonstrate a high level of professionalism by following a personal philosophy of independent practice, monitoring their own performance, and will contribute to the profession.

Residents will gain experience in a variety of core practice areas including: Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Family Practice, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Infectious Diseases, Anticoagulation Clinic, Diabetes Clinic, Quality Improvement/Medication Safety, Drug Information/Investigational Drug Use, Pharmacy Practice Management, and Research. Elective experiential opportunities include: Neurologic Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Psychiatric Medicine, and Hematology/Oncology. Residents will gain experience teaching by serving as the primary preceptor for at least one pharmacy student and completing the teaching certificate program offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Residents will also provide continuing education programs for the pharmacy staff, lead at least one M&M conference, and provide community service by delivering medication education sessions to cardiac rehabilitation patients. Residents will work 21 weekends throughout the year which includes rotating between staffing and the Transitions of Care Service. Additionally, residents will present their research at multiple local, regional, and national conferences including ASHP Midyear and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference. 

Purpose Statement
Graduates of the 12-month PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Akron General Medical Center will be prepared for a successful career in multiple adult acute care settings, ambulatory care, or further training in a PGY2 residency program.

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident practitioners of direct patient care in multiple environments, equipped to meet the challenges of current and future pharmacy practice.  They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the health care team.  These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating other health care professionals, students, patients, and the community on drug-related topics.  They will demonstrate a high level of professionalism by following a personal philosophy of independent practice, monitoring their own performance, and will contribute to the profession.


Contact:
Kathleen Donley, RPh, MBA, FASHP
Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Director
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Department of Pharmacy
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
kathy.donley@akrongeneral.org


Date Updated: 27-SEP-2016



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