Rotations and Curriculum — PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Rita's Medical Center


 St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima

Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center

Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center is a Level II trauma facility, providing a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient care that includes maternity, acute inpatient rehabilitation, congestive heart failure, cardiac rehab, diabetes clinic, women's wellness center and an oncology center. Pharmacy services include decentralized clinical pharmacists, specialized critical care and emergency medicine pharmacists, retail pharmacy and outpatient anticoagulation management services.

Graduate Medical Education Center

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Lima community have invested in graduate medical education by purchasing state-of-the-art simulation equipment and housing it in a new, 48,000-square-foot Graduate Medical Education Center. This center was completed in the spring of 2021. A full-time simulation center director, David Faulkner, ACSM, RCEP, provides an amazing resource for hands-on, procedure-based education.

 Graduate Medical Education Building at St. Rita's Medical Center

Rotation Schedule

Required learning experiences (one month): 

  • Orientation/operations
  • Administration 
  • Advanced Internal Medicine I
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Intro to Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacokinetics/Clinical Dosing

Required longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Leadership
  • Practice Management (six months)
  • Medication Safety (six months)
  • Research Project
  • Staffing

Elective learning experiences (one month):

  • Didactic Teaching
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pain Management
  • Population Health
  • Repeat of any required rotation
  • Transitions of Care

Elective longitudinal learning experiences:

  • Teaching certificate through Ohio Northern University