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St. Elizabeth Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program

The Pharmacy PGY1 Residency is a 12-month program with an emphasis in acute care and experiences in ambulatory care, practice management, drug policy, hospital practice and academic development. In addition to the required residency rotations, the resident can tailor the program to his/her personal interests through a variety of elective opportunities. Our goal is to train residents to become confident and competent practitioners in the acute care setting.
Consistent with other residency programs, the design and conduct of a major project and a pharmacy practice staffing component are required. The strengths of our program include internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine and the numerous opportunities available to participate in the education of pharmacy students, resident physicians and other health care professionals.   Residents will also participate in a longitudinal teaching certificate program (offered by the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy) that will provide them with an opportunity to improve their didactic, small group and experiential teaching skills.

After completing a residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center, a pharmacist will be able to:
  • independently provide pharmaceutical care to patients in an acute care environment
  • demonstrate leadership while working with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to effectively prevent, identify and solve drug-related problems
  • provide education to students and other health care professionals
  • monitor and evaluate their own performance and growth
  • enter the pharmacy profession as a competent practitioner with highly marketable pharmacy practice and clinical skills
We look forward to speaking with you about the residency opportunities available at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have about the residency program.

Interested candidates should submit the following, via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS), no later than the first Monday in January.
Required Application Materials:
  1. Letter of intent – must include: your current practice interests, why you are interested in pursuing a residency, and examples of what you hope to accomplish upon completion of a residency program
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Three letters of recommendation (in addition, each reference must complete the PhORCAS standardized reference form)
Residency candidates must be eligible for Ohio licensure. Upon receipt and review of all application materials, individual candidates will be selected for on-site interviews at St. Elizabeth Health Center in January and February.

Contact Person:
Kristen Longstreth, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Director
St. Elizabeth Health Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Services
1044 Belmont Avenue
PO Box 1790
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
(330) 480-2981
Resident Matching Program Code Number: 186113

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The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).