Rotations and Curriculum — Pharmacy Residency at St. Vincent Medical Center


Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center

St. Vincent Medical Center

Rotation Schedule

Required learning experiences (one month): 

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Primary Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Research
  • Medical ICU or Neuro ICU or Emergency Medicine

Required longitudinal learning experiences: 

  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Practice Management


  • Repeat of required rotations
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro ICU
  • Pediatric ICU/Neonatal ICU
  • Population Health
  • Trauma

Research and Scholarly Activity

PGY 1 pharmacy residents are required to complete a longitudinal research project. While the resident is expected to be the primary investigator, pharmacy faculty mentors will be assigned to provide guidance based on practice area or topic. Our site also offers assistance with protocol development from an academic research coordinator and with comprehensive literature searches through the St. Vincent Health Science Library. Research projects are presented at local and national conferences throughout the year.

Additionally, PGY1 pharmacy residents will co-precept at least one PharmD student, develop a formulary monograph, complete at least one medication use evaluation and present at least three formal educational presentations to healthcare professionals.