Rotations and Curriculum — Pharmacy Residency at The Jewish Hospital


The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health

The Jewish Hospital (TJH) has provided Greater Cincinnati with exceptional healthcare for over 150 years. As the first Jewish hospital in the United States, TJH was established in 1850 as a result of a cholera epidemic. After being located in Clifton, Ohio for 147 years, the hospital moved all services to the current suburban Kenwood location in 1997.

The Jewish Hospital is a 200+ bed, tertiary care hospital that includes a 26-bed critical care unit, a dedicated inpatient oncology unit, an acute rehabilitation unit, open heart surgery, neurosurgery and an outpatient clinic. A new patient care tower housing orthopedics, neurosurgery, ICU, blood cancer center, outpatient surgery and emergency services opened in 2016. Additional expansions and renovations are currently underway.

The Department of Pharmacy at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health operates 24 hours a day with more than 50 employees, including pharmacists, interns, technicians and volunteers. Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for several Ohio pharmacy schools.


Rotation Schedule

The PGY 1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a 12-month program with an emphasis in acute care. The pharmacy resident will complete both required and elective learning experiences.

Required Rotations

Monthly learning experiences:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine (two months)
  • Critical Care
  • Hematology
  • Specialties
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Management
  • Research

Longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Medication Management Clinic
  • Staffing
  • Drug Policy Development
  • Medication Safety
  • Research


Monthly learning experiences:

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Population Health
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Repeat a required rotation

Longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Teaching and learning certificate through the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Research and Scholarly Activity

PGY1 pharmacy residents are required to complete a formal, year-long longitudinal research project. Our PGY1 residents are the primary investigators for their research project but are assigned a project preceptor to provide guidance throughout the process. Research projects are presented at local and national conferences throughout the residency year.