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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Mercy-Northern Region PGY-1

Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent, confident and professional practitioners of pharmaceutical care in pharmacy practice, equipped to manage current and future pharmacy practice. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the interdisciplinary health care team, exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system using medical informatics, and help to advance the practice of pharmacy. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug related topics. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, and exhibiting commitment to the profession.

Teaching Experience
The resident will assist in the precepting of Pharm.D. Candidates from The University of Toledo, Ohio Northern University, and University of Findlay on various medical services at their current site of rotation. The resident will also have responsibilities at The University of Toledo including lecture and lab experiences.
Service Commitment
Residents will practice as a Patient Care Pharmacist every third weekend to strengthen their skills in distributive and clinical services including: Pharmacokinetic and Patient Controlled Analgesia Dosing.
Intended outcomes for the program include producing a resident competent in:
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Leadership and practice management skills
  • Professionalism
  • Providing medication and Practice-related education/training
  • Utilizing medical informatics in improving the safety of the medication-use system
  • Manage own practice


Required rotations:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care
Elective Rotations:
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary
  • Pediatrics (various)
  • Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Ambulatory
Longitudinal Experiences:
  • Ambulatory Care/ Anticoagulation
  • Practice Management
  • Drug Information and Drug Policy
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Medication Use
  • Evaulation/Quality Improvement
  • Research project
Length of Residency:
One year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th of the subsequent year.
The resident will receive a stipend along with full-time benefits including medical, holiday and vacation pay,along with travel allowance for professional meetings.
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, a Level I trauma center, is known for its proven expertise in critical care areas including vascular surgery, trauma, neurology, neurosurgery, heart, cancer and orthopedic care. Other services include a nationally-recognized heart center, burn care and reconstructive center.
Mercy Children’s Hospital represents a unique partnership between two of the area’s premier medical facilities, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and the University of Toledo Medical Center. The Mercy Children’s team brings together the expertise and capabilities of two major pediatric resources to provide the most comprehensive pediatric care for children of our area. Mercy Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric facility in the region to offer teaching, research and patient care together in one location.
Mercy St. Charles Hospital, a Level III trauma center, serves residents of Oregon, East Toledo and Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. St. Charles provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient care. St. Charles offers a homelike maternity center, a comprehensive cancer center, acute inpatient rehabilitation services and a women’s health center. With a modern facility, St. Charles takes a leadership role in providing quality care and community development.
Application Requirements
  • Residency application form
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of college transcripts
  • Eligibility for Ohio licensure 
Application Deadline
January 15
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
For more information contact:
Lauryl Kristufek, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Residency Coordinator
Mercy St. Charles Hospital
2600 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, Ohio 43616
Phone: (419) 696-7597
Fax: (419) 696-7371
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