The PGY-2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency offers unique experiences to develop the knowledge and clinical skills to practice in the area of geriatrics. The resident will function as a member of the multidisciplinary geriatric team with the inpatient, outpatient and long-term care settings. Our goal is to promote individual growth, professional development, self-reliance, and responsibility by developing an autonomous clinical practitioner. The program will prepare the resident to serve as a clinical pharmacy specialist in a variety of geriatric settings including academia.
Required rotations include:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Unit
- Geriatric Polypharmacy Outpatient Clinic
- Community Living Center (Long-Term Care)
- Neurology Outpatient Clinic
- Ambulatory Care (Community Based)
- Home Based Primary Care
- Infectious Diseases
- Chronic Disease State Management Clinics
- Critical Care
- Heart Failure
- Internal Medicine
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Inpatient Psychiatry and Geropsychiatry
- Hospice/Palliative Care
The resident will be required to complete a research project and a medication use evaluation. A teaching certificate program is available through NEOMED (optional)
Proof of US citizenship, completion of a PGY-1 residency program, academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and three standard reference forms in PhORCAS
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About VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the country and serves more than 112,000 Veterans a year in Northeast Ohio. It is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and is a major training site for residents in Medicine and Surgery as well as many subspecialty fields and other allied health professions.
The main medical center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in University Circle is the main site for acute medicine and surgery and also houses the General Medicine clinics as well as the majority of the specialty clinics. The CARES Tower addition opened in 2011 and houses the psychiatry unit and Community Living Center (CLC). The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is the major training site for all five pharmacy residency programs. In addition to the main medical center, there are 12 Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) located throughout Northeast Ohio to make access to care more convenient for our Veterans.