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Bethesda North Hospital PGY1 Residency Program Purpose

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program builds on 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. Graduates of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Bethesda North Hospital will be well-rounded, competent clinical pharmacists able to provide patient-focused pharmaceutical care in the hospital setting. Additionally, graduates will be able to precept a variety of pharmacy learners.

Requirements of the Residency:

Required Rotations (One Month Each)

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotation Choices (Length varies)

  • Psychiatric Neurologic Medicine
  • Drug Policy Development/Quality and Formulary Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Cardiovascular Surgical Care

Other electives may be taken into consideration depending on the resident’s learning goals and the Site’s ability to provide a qualified rotation.

Longitudinal Experiences include, but not limited to:

  • Pharmacy administration
    • Participation on P&T and other committees
  • Ambulatory Care
    • Employee wellness promotion/disease prevention
  • Staffing
    • Medication Reconciliation
    • Pharmacokinetics
  • Code Blue Team
  • Research Project
    • Present at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Present at Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Teaching
    • Precepting IPPE/APPE pharmacy students
    • Inservices provided to Pharmacy Staff, Nursing, Providers
    • Teaching certificate available at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy

Requirements for applying and application process

Applicants must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio. Bethesda North Hospital participates in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applicants must abide by all rules and regulations of the Resident Matching Program and PhORCAS.

  • Resident Matching Program Code: 251413

The complete application packet must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 8.

  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts
  • One page letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.

Program Contact:
Blythe Steele, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Bethesda North Hospital
Inpatient Pharmacy
10500 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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