The Pharmacy Informatics Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide both experiential and didactic informatics experiences to prepare a pharmacist for a career in medical informatics.
The program offers a wide variety of projects involving implementation or optimization of features in an electronic health record used by a multi-hospital health-system. Additionally, with many different types of automation in place across the health-system, opportunities are available for experience with automated dispensing systems, automated carousels, pharmacy robotics, and pharmacy workflow management systems. Required rotations will include informatics theory, clinical decision support, reporting and analytics, orders management, automation technology, informatics management, as well as a longitudinal project. The resident will participate in several multidisciplinary committees to observe and contribute to the decision making and change management processes currently in place at Cleveland Clinic. The resident will also have the opportunity to participate in journal club and pharmacy education conferences.
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Director, Jeff Chalmers, PharmD
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Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:
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 a PGY1 rotation 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 PGY1 residency 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.
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 2, 2018 by 11:59 PM. For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Drug Information, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Oncology, and Psychiatry), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience is required.
Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.
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