Program Overview

The Pharmacy PGY1 Residency is a 12-month program with an emphasis in acute care and experiences in ambulatory care, practice management, drug policy and formulary management, hospital practice and academic development. In addition to the required residency rotations, the resident can tailor the program to his/her personal interests through a variety of elective opportunities. 

Consistent with other residency programs, the design and conduct of a major project and a pharmacy service component are required. The strengths of our program include internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine and the numerous opportunities available to participate in the education of pharmacy students, resident physicians and other health care professionals.   Residents will also participate in a longitudinal teaching certificate program (offered by the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy) that will provide them with an opportunity to improve their didactic, small group and experiential teaching skills.

Program History

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is a tertiary care university-affiliated teaching and community hospital licensed for 550 beds.  We offer the advantages of a large metropolitan hospital with the individual attention you need to develop to your full potential.

The Department of Pharmacy operates 24 hours a day with about 30 professional and 25 supporting staff members. Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for several pharmacy schools in Ohio.

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program conducted by St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  The Program was established in 2004 and has been accredited by ASHP since 2005.

Contact Us

Kristen Longstreth, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
1044 Belmont Avenue
PO Box 1790
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
Office: (330) 480-2981
kristen_longstreth@mercy.com