Program Overview

The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides a training experience that develops the resident both clinically and professionally. The purpose of the residency program is to develop pharmacists who are self-directed learners possessing clinical expertise, leadership and professional skills, enabling them to excel in diverse practice environments. Upon graduation, the resident will be well prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist or pursue a specialized PGY 2 residency program.

Residents work with the staff to customize their own educational experience with a mix of required and elective rotations. The Department of Pharmacy operates around the clock with a team of about 25 clinical and 30 supporting staff members.

Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for several pharmacy schools in Ohio. Clinical services include: 

  • Clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department 
  • Drug information 
  • Education to various healthcare professionals 
  • Formulary services and policy development 
  • Patient care rounding with multidisciplinary teams (critical care) 
  • Pharmacokinetic and anticoagulant consultation services

About the hospital:

  • Awarded for Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence, rating our hospital as one of the top 5 percent in the nation. 
  • Listed as one of the top 10 percent of hospitals for Patient Safety Excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rates Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital with an ”A” grade for overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors
  • The Joint Commission awarded Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital as the only hospital in Butler County to become a Five-Star Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, immunizations and perinatal care.   
  • In 2016, Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital’s Family Birthing Center nurses became the only group in the entire nation to win the National Outstanding Quality Evidence Based Award from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) which promotes the health of women and newborns
  • Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital earned a prestigious Magnet® Recognition for nursing excellence for a three-year period in 2015 and was re-certified in 2018. 

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Status: Fully Accredited
Length of Training: One year
Program Size: Two residents