1.     How many positions do you offer each year?
We offer two PGY1 positions

2.     What additional characteristics are you looking for in a resident?
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have strong communication skills and a passion for caring for patients.

3.     How do I apply?
All applications should be submitted through PHORCAS

4.     What happens after I apply?
All applications will be reviewed by the residency program director and preceptors.  Top candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.

5.     What should I expect on interview day?
On interview day you will tour the hospital and meet with the program director and key preceptors.  We also ask that you give a 15 minute presentation on a topic of your choice.

6.     Is your program affiliated with any universities?
We are not directly affiliated with a university but our residents do participate in the Northeast Ohio Medical University’s (NEOMED) pharmacy residency teaching and learning certificate program.  Many of our preceptors work closely with NEOMED.  Our program director, and ambulatory care preceptor, is a shared faculty member in pharmacy practice.

7.     What type of clinical practice environment(s) does your program offer?
Being a community hospital, we tend to focus more on chronic disease management both on the inpatient side and the outpatient side.  Our hospital has a traditional inpatient medicine service as well as a geriatric psych unit, a long term care facility, and pharmacist run outpatient clinics.

8.     What is the accreditation status of your program?
We are fully accredited by ASHP

9.     What makes ACH unique? What are a few advantages of working at your small community hospital?
ACH is a community hospital full of individuals who care deeply about their patients.   One of the advantages of being a smaller institution is the ability to closely work with many other professionals.  Everyone truly knows everyone and it shows in how we interact with each other both as colleagues and as caregivers.

10.What rotations are required to complete the program? What is the length of each rotation?
The resident will complete the following required one month rotations:  Ambulatory Care I and II, Informatics, Internal Medicine I and II, Practice Management, and Transitions of Care.  The resident will also complete the following required longitudinal rotations:  Longitudinal Project (Research), Pharmacy Service, Teaching and Learning

11.What elective rotations are available?
There many elective rotations that are available.  These include:  Emergency medicine, Hospice/Palliative Care, Health Coach Program, Internal Medicine Physician practice, Long term care

12.Are teaching opportunities available for residents? Is a teaching certificate available and/or required?
Are resident participate in the Teaching and Learning certificate program through Northeast Ohio Medical University.  Our residents also have ample opportunity for practice based teaching to students and others throughout the residency year.

13.What presentations or projects are required in addition to daily clinical activities?
As with any residency, there are many projects that you will be working on throughout your year.  You will be required to complete one longitudinal project (traditionally the residency research project).  This project will then be presented at national and regional conferences.

14.Do I attend professional conferences throughout the residency?
Our residents are expected to present their longitudinal project at a national meeting (ASHP midyear) as well regional meetings (Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference, Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy).

15.When was the program at ACH developed?
The residency program was established in 2015 and we graduated our first resident June 30th, 2016.

16.Does this program participate in the match?
Yes.  We do participate in the match

 

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