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Pharmacy Residency

At Mount Carmel, our intense residency program is focused on developing confident pharmacy professionals who can provide excellent pharmaceutical care to patients in acute and ambulatory settings. Our program combines a flexible structure that accommodates individual needs and interests with a schedule of rotations that offers residents the widest possible range of practice and clinical opportunities.

12-Month PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The Pharmacy Practice Residency program is an intense 12-month program which focuses on developing a confident pharmacist who is able to provide effective pharmaceutical care for patients in a variety of clinical settings. You'll learn to evaluate drug literature and prepare monographs; gain experience in formulary development, medication usage evaluations, medication safety programs and conference presentations; and develop solid teaching and communication skills through professional education programs, conferences, committees and collaboration with physicians.

Residency Program Structure:

A typical year may consist of:

  • Orientation (1 month approximately)
  • Required Rotations: (1 month each)
    • Critical Care
    • Cardiology
    • Oncology/Palliative
    • General Med/Surgery
    • Infectious Disease (1 month)
    • Pharmacy Practice Management (1 month)
    • Nutritional Support Team (1 month or longitudinal)
    • Project
    • Drug information (there will be 4 quarterly projects due – longitudinal)
  • Elective (Choose 1): (1 month)
    • Informatics /Medication Assistance Program
    • Another month in Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology/Palliative, General Med/Surgery can also be an elective
    • Anticoagulation (1 month then option for longitudinally thereafter)
    • Internal Medicine (1 month then option for longitudinally thereafter)
  • Longitudinal:
    • Teaching Certificate at The Ohio State University (If available)
    • Staffing

Mount Carmel participates in the match program of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. To learn more about this program, visit

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