St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital


Rotation Schedule

Required learning experiences (one month):

  • Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Medicine (with pharmacy student preceptorship)
  • Critical Care (two months)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Practice Management
  • Transitions of Care/Decentralized Pharmacy 
Required longitudinal learning experiences:
  • Clinical services (consultation service) 
  • Hospital formulary and policy management 
  • Hospital practice
  • Medication safety/management
  • Residency research project
    • Consistent with other residency programs, residents are required to design and conduct a major project throughout the year
  • Teaching and education (including teaching certificate program)
    • Opportunities are available to participate in the education of:
      • Pharmacy students
      • Resident physicians
      • Other health care professionals
    • When you participate in the teaching certificate program, you’ll be given a title of clinical instructor at the Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy
      • Provides an opportunity to improve didactic, small group and experiential teaching skills
      • Resident will have access to the university’s intranet, course management system and extensive library resources

Elective learning experiences (one month):

The resident may choose one physician co-precepted elective rotation. Flexibility exists to create additional electives based on resident interest. Up to one month of elective time may be used for research project implementation/completion, if necessary, for the project and approved by the residency program director.

Pharmacist precepted:

  • Anticoagulation clinic 
  • Family medicine 
  • Oncology 
  • Population health
  • Repeat a required one-month rotation (internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine) at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital or St. Joseph Warren Hospital 

Physician co-precepted:

  • Cardiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious disease 
  • Nephrology
  • Trauma service
  • Palliative medicine

Research and Scholarly Activity

Residents complete several required longitudinal projects throughout the residency year.  Residents are required to design and conduct a major research project throughout the year, including the writing of a final manuscript.  Research will be presented in several forums throughout the year, including the OCCP fall meeting, ASHP Midyear meeting, the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference (OPRC), and Mercy Health Youngstown Resident Research Day.  Additionally, the residents complete at least one Medication Use Evaluation (MUE), complete one formulary drug monograph which is presented at the local and enterprise-wide P&T, write one policy or guideline, and complete one newsletter article for local or regional publication.

Publications and Presentations

Bajdas H, Rine N, Sabol B, Ordons K. Impact of pharmacist intervention on thrombolytic therapy. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting – Poster Presentation, 2019.

Lauver AR, McKay J. Intensivist/Pharmacist Relationships: Critical in Critical Care Telehealth? National presenters for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Telehealth Management Pearls Part II Webinar, 2021.

Longstreth KL, Abbas A, Rhodes J, Shick B, Gemmel DJ. Implementation of a Pharmacist-Optimized Education and Transition (POET) Service Advances Pharmacy Practice at a Community Teaching Hospital. The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. 2019; 22(4): 44-50.

Peyko V, Cohen H. A Comparison of Adjusted Versus Unadjusted Doses of Polymyxin B Based on Renal Function and Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury. J Pharm Pract. 2020; 33(3):255-261.

Peyko V, Ladd H, Cutrona A. The Safe Administration of Remdesivir in a Patient with Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Hemodialysis. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. 2020: Article ID 8811798.

Peyko V, Shams D, Lauver AR. Epinephrine Auto-Injection After Allergic Reaction Leading to Gas Gangrene of the Leg. Am J Case Rep. 2021; 22: e930889.

Starr C, Ordons K, Longstreth K, Rine N. Impact of Intravenous Push Administration on Time to Antibiotic Initiation in Septic Patients. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting – Poster Presentation, 2019.

Walker C, Peyko V, Farrell C, Awad-Spirtos J, Adamo M, Scrocco J. Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade requiring pericardial window in an otherwise healthy 30-year-old patient with COVID-19: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2020; 14:158.