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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The Post‐graduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency at Ashtabula County Medical Center is conducted in accordance with ASHP PGY1 accreditation standards. These guidelines are general in nature, and will be tailored to the specific individual, depending upon the resident's previous experience and background.

Program Purpose

“PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.”

– ASHP Accreditation Standard for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Programs

The ACMC PGY1 pharmacy residency will expose residents to the many aspects of community hospital pharmacy. Residents will assist in implementing and enhancing pharmacy services, while developing additional skills to become integral parts of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Residents will have an opportunity to teach medical and nursing in-services and well as serve as a co-preceptor for advanced pharmacy students. In addition to clinical activities, residents will complete a major research project, which will be presented at various professional meetings. The ACMC PGY1 pharmacy residency will prepare graduates to practice as an acute care pharmacist, adjunct faculty, or to enter a specialty residency or fellowship.

Hospital Overview

Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) is the county’s only full-service hospital. ACMC is an acute care, not-for-profit hospital that is an affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic. ACMC offers fully integrated services including enhanced medical and surgical care, as well as emergency services for children and adults.

The hospital discharges just under 7,000 patients, performs approximately 8,000 surgeries, treats over 35,000 people in the emergency department and delivers approximately 400 babies each year. ACMC is also a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, there is a skilled nursing unit and behavioral medicine unit on site.

The Department of Pharmacy at ACMC provides 24-hour services. The department is responsible for medication use processes at the hospital, using Pyxis, Epic, and Kitcheck as primary technologies to assist with medication safety.

Required Learning Experiences

*Learning experiences are 1 month in length unless stated otherwise

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Projects (12 months)
  • Research
  • Staffing (10 months)
  • Student Precepting

Elective Learning Experiences- 1 elective per year

*Learning experiences are 1 month in length unless stated otherwise

  • Ambulatory care (off-site)
  • Pharmacy informatics (off-site)

Residency Program Training Site

  • Acute Care, Community Hospital; Cleveland Clinic Affiliate
  • Not-for-Profit     
  • Professional Staff: 15
  • Additional Staff: 20
  • Average Daily Census: 100

Application Requirements

  • Candidate is eligible for Ohio licensure
  • Apply through PhORCAS
  • Deadline: January 1
  • Transcripts, CV, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation

Salary & Benefits

  • Annual Salary: $40,000
  • Medical/Dental coverage
  • Optional 403b contributions
  • Paid Time off: ~24 days (inclusive of holidays)
  • Travel expense reimbursement

Residency Program Director

Amanda Kobylinski, PharmD, BCGP

ACMC Clinical Pharmacist