Pharmacy Residency

The LECOM School of Pharmacy and Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH) Pharmacy Practice Residency is a twelve-month program established to meet the goals of general practitioners according to American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) standards.

Pharmacy Residency

Zachary Heeter, PharmD

Director, Pharmacy Residency Program

Mission

The mission of the pharmacy residency programs at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Millcreek Community Hospital is to prepare the next generation of pharmacy clinicians and educators to promote the development of clinical and critical thinking skills of pharmacy students and to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients in a variety of practice settings.  The program is designed to develop residents’ clinical and pedagogical skills through a series of learning experiences that will prepare the residents for board certification, to enter into PGY-2 residency programs, secure a clinical position within a health system, or obtain a faculty appointment at a college or school of pharmacy.

PGY-1 Residency Overview

The LECOM School of Pharmacy and Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH) Pharmacy Practice Residency is a twelve-month program established to meet the goals of general practitioners according to American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) standards. The residency provides a substantial teaching component as well as the opportunity to work with health care professionals in an interdisciplinary environment. A large focus of the residency program is spent in academia and teaching because of the association with a School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and with a Community/Teaching Hospital.

Core rotations consist of 4-6 week concentrated experiences in the following areas:

  1. Pharmacy Orientation/Staffing
  2. Internal Medicine
  3. Acute Care for the Elderly
  4. Transitional Care
  5. Inpatient Rehabilitation
  6. Long Term Care
  7. Behavioral Health

Longitudinal rotations consist of learning experiences that allow the resident to learn and develop skills throughout the residency year. We offer longitudinal rotations in:

  1. Pharmacy Staffing/Practice Management
  2. Leadership/Academia
  3. Residency Research Project
  4. Ambulatory care

Elective rotations consist of 2-6 week concentrated experience in the following areas:

  1. Emergency Medicine
  2. Ambulatory Care
  3. Pharmacy Management
  4. Palliative Care/Hospice
  5. Antimicrobial Stewardship
  6. Any Core Rotation

 PGY-2 Geriatrics Residency Overview

The LECOM School of Pharmacy and Millcreek Community Hospital (MCH) Geriatrics Pharmacy Residency is a twelve-month, ASHP accredited residency program. The residency year is completed in various geriatric settings, including but limited to various inpatient and rehabilitation patient units at Millcreek Community Hospital, the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging, and the LECOM Senior Living Center.  The residency program provides a substantial teaching component as well – a large focus of the residency program is spent in academia and teaching because of the association with a School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and with a Community/Teaching Hospital.

Pharmacy Residency Program Preceptors:

  1. Zachary Heeter, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
  2. Erica Pascale, PharmD, BCPS
  3. Abbey Krysiak, PharmD
  4. Kristen Gawronski, PharmD
  5. Benjamin Vroman, PharmD, BCPS
  6. Jacob Reaser, PharmD
  7. Rachel Ogden, PharmD, MS, BCGP
  8. Janene Madras, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  9. Marcus Babiak, PharmD, MHSA
  10. Ashley King, PharmD
  11. Graham Garcia, PharmD
  12. Jamie Babiak, PharmD, MHSA 

Application Information:

The LECOM/MCH pharmacy residency programs participate in the ASHP national matching services and PhORCAS. We request that you submit the following materials via PhORCAS:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Official pharmacy school transcripts
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Curriculum vitae(CV)

Contact information:

Zachary Heeter, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

zheeter@lecom.edu

 

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