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Welcome Residency Candidates,

Thank you for your time and interest in the TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital PGY2 Cardiology program. We are excited to be a part of your search as you grow your pharmacy career. Bethesda North Hospital’s cardiology program is rapidly expanding and offers many opportunities for prospective pharmacy residents. As we continue evolving into TriHealth’s Heart Hospital, we are looking for a trail blazing resident seeking an exciting and challenging experience. Please review the information below and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Alex Gray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Residency Program Director

Residency Program Purpose

PGY2 Pharmacy Cardiology residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Cardiology. This PGY2 cardiology residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

Residents who successfully complete this PGY2 pharmacy cardiology residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Requirements of the Residency:

Required Rotations (One Month Each)

  • Orientation
  • General Cardiology 
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit I&II
  • Electrophysiology and Interventional Rounding Services
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology Rounding Service
  • Advanced Heart Failure

Elective Rotation Choices (One Month Each)

  • Transition of Care/Anticoagulation*
  • Nephrology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Population Health - Cardiology
  • May repeat required rotation as an independent elective

*May be completed as a concentrated 2-week experience

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:

  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Pharmacy administration
    • Participation on P&T and other committees
  • Staffing every 3rd weekend
  • Code Blue team
  • Research project
  • Travel to national and regional conferences
  • Education
    • Precepting pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
    • In-services provided to Pharmacy Staff, Nursing, Providers
    • Teaching opportunities available at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
    • 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, and a current resident or graduated from an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency.

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: 618767

The complete application packet must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 5.

  • 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, or virtual interviews will be offered as requested.

Program Contact:
Alex Gray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Residency Program Director

Bethesda North Hospital
Inpatient Pharmacy
10500 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242