Program Director: Rebecca Nick-Dart, PharmD, BCPS
Program Length: 1 year (PGY1)
Residents per year: 3
Start date: July 1
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Saint Vincent builds 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. Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Saint Vincent prepares the resident for board certification and for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Saint Vincent is designed to develop skills in acute patient care, drug information, hospital pharmacy operations and leadership.
The residency provides an opportunity to develop skills while working in a collaborative environment involving pharmacy, nursing and the medical staff. The pharmacy resident will provide patient care through staffing, patient counseling, rounding services, and pharmacy consultative services. The resident will provide educational programs to pharmacy, nursing, medical staff and the community. The resident will also have involvement in drug information, quality improvement activities, medication distribution, automated medication delivery systems, use of electronic software, database management, community service and administrative and regulatory activities (e.g., Joint Commission rules and regulations). The resident will also be required to complete a project during the residency.
The following areas of competency are taught and evaluated throughout the residency
(1) patient care;
(2) advancing practice and improving patient care;
(3) leadership and management; and,
(4) teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge.
Standard Rotation Schedule:
Elective rotations: one elective rotation per year
The Saint Vincent Department of Pharmacy currently employs 47 full-time equivalents with 30 Pharmacists, 16 supportive personnel (technicians) and 6 pharmacy messengers. This staff includes the Director of Pharmacy, 2 pharmacy managers, 1 pharmacy practice supervisor, 15 staff pharmacists, 8.5 full time clinical pharmacists and 3 pharmacy residents. A brief description of the Pharmacy Department follows:
Distributive Services - Inpatient
The Pharmacy Department has affiliations with several colleges of pharmacy including Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh and Ohio Northern University. Rotations offered include community, ambulatory care, general hospital pharmacy, clinical hospital pharmacy, and administrative elective.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
The application process is as follows:
All materials must be submitted via PhORCAS which can be accessed at https://portal.phorcas.org. The following information is required: