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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.

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:

There are six required core rotations, four electives, one month of orientation and one month focusing on projects. There are required longitudinal experiences consisting of staffing, drug information and outpatient clinic. An optional teaching certificate program is offered as well. A typical year may consist of:

  • Orientation (1 month approximately)
  • Project month and longitudinal
  • Required Rotations: (1 month each)
    • Critical Care
    • Cardiology
    • General Med/Surgery
    • Infectious Disease
    • Pharmacy Practice Management
    • Internal Medicine
  • Elective (Choose 4): (1 month each)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • Population Health
    • Anticoagulation
    • Nutritional Support Team
    • Oncology/Palliative
    • A second month of any required core rotation can also be an elective
  • Longitudinal:
    • Staffing
    • Drug Information
    • Outpatient Internal Medicine Clinic
    • Professional Development
  • Teaching:
    • Teaching Certificate at The Ohio State University (If available)

Matching Program Information:

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