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Pharmacy Residency PGY1

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Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based medication management, communication, lifelong learning, leadership and patient safety in the unique setting of a children’s hospital (Rotations will be primarily at the Akron campus but with opportunities at the Mahoning Valley campus as well.)

  • Assist with precepting pharmacy students from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • Staffing component on alternating weekends and one evening twice a month including coverage of one major and one minor holiday
  • One position available
  • Prepare for a specialty residency or for a general hospital position within a pediatric setting
  • ASHP Accredited (Match# 218213)

Core Rotations:

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Academia/Precepting (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases (6 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (Akron and Mahoning Valley for a total of 5 weeks)
  • General Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Akron, 4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Electives (Two 4-week rotations)

Longitudinal Core Rotations:

  • Medication Safety/Pharmacy Administration (combined longitudinal experiences for 7 scheduled weeks throughout the year)
  • NEOMED Teaching Certificate – Track 2 (12 months)
  • Pharmacy Staffing (12 months)
  • Research (12 months)

Click the link below for hospital and residency policies and procedures.

Jennifer Bonvechio, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Medication Safety

Laura Chapman, PharmD

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor - Akron
  • Pharmacy Staffing

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN 

  • Residency Program Director
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Akron

Kathryn Corlett, PharmD, BCPS

  • Emergency Medicine - Akron

Sarrah Hein, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Pharmacy Manager – Mahoning Valley
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Boardman

Cassandra Ruggles, PharmD, BCPPS, BCCCP

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Nicholas Selle, PharmD, BCPS

  • Emergency Medicine - Mahoning Valley

John Standish, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Operations Manager – Akron
  • Pharmacy Administration

JoEllen Weilnau, PharmD

  • Hematology/ Oncology

Kelly Williamson, PharmD, BCIDP

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases

  • Competitive pay
  • Travel allowance for attendance to ASHP Midyear Meeting and Spring Conference for final residency presentation
  • Paid Vacation
  • Family and Sick Leave
  • Healthcare Coverage

Contact Human Resources regarding specifics and additional benefits.

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Requirements for application include a PharmD from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy or equivalent experience and Ohio licensure by October 1, 2022.

Application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS and should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, personal picture, and transcripts. Application deadline is Dec. 27, 2021.

In your letter of intent (max 2 pages), please address at least the following questions:

  1. Why are you choosing to complete a pharmacy residency at a pediatric hospital and what do you have to offer Akron Children’s Hospital?
  2. What specific goals do you want to accomplish during your PGY1 residency and how do you think Akron Children’s Hospital will help you to accomplish your goals?
  3. What would you describe as your strengths and weaknesses?
  4. What do you think is the largest obstacle facing the profession of pharmacy today?

Due to the virtual nature of 2022-2023 residency year recruitment application process, we are encouraging candidates to also send a five-minute video introducing themselves to the residency advisor committee.  These should be emailed to the site at the contact email address listed.

Please address all correspondence/questions to:

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Akron Children’s Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 543-3024

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