College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sample PGY1 schedule with required rotations*

July: Orientation/Project (includes orientation to pharmacy operations, drug distribution) 
August: Internal Medicine
September: Integrated Care
October: Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care Unit or Surgical Intensive Care Unit)
November: Elective 1
December: Research / UHC Pharmacy Council / ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 
January: CT Surgery
February: Cardiology 
March: Elective 2
April: Night Float 
May: Antimicrobial Stewardship
June: Integrated Care

*Each resident’s experience will be tailored to individual interest to develop clinical and leadership skills. Elective rotations are available to allow the resident to obtain a broad clinical  experience or develop a specialty interest. 


  • Nephrology
  • Medical or Surgical critical care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmacy Benefits Management
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Research / Academia
  • Trauma
  • Neurosurgery
  • Additional month within any of the required rotations

Professional Symposia

UT PharmD Seminars, TASHP Residency Showcase, Fall OCCP, SMSHP Residency Showcase, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting/Residency Showcase, UHC Pharmacy Council and Resident Poster Session, OSHP Residency Showcase, Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, and Spring OCCP

Longitudinal experiences

Drug information, pharmacy administration, leadership, pharmacy operations and research are taught and evaluated throughout the course of the year.  Each resident attends and presents quarterly at the UTMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and gains experience developing a new drug monograph, conducting a medication class review, and a medication use evaluation.

Each resident also participates in an ambulatory care clinic one half day each week over the entire year.   Clinic opportunities include:  anticoagulation, diabetes, HIV, CHF, and transplant.

Teaching Opportunities

Residents take an active role in teaching pharmacy students in didactic and experiential training and active precepting of 4th year students on clinical rotation at UTMC.  In addition, opportunities exist to serve as teaching assistants for didactic courses at the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.  A comprehensive teaching certificate program for residents is offered within the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Research Project

Each pharmacy resident completes at least one MUE or other smaller project along with a major research project.  The major research project may be scientific-, practice-, or administrative-based research, but must demonstrate a value for clinical pharmacy services.  Project is presented at the UHC resident poster session prior to the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting, ASHP poster session, Fall and Spring OCCP meeting and Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference. Publication is expected.

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Last Updated: 6/26/15