Amneh Alzatout, PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident

​The Christ Hospital PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program

Prospective PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Candidate, 

Thank you for your interest in our program! This is an exciting time as you determine the best place to continue your residency journey. We are excited and humbled to play a role in your continued professional development.

At The Christ Hospital, our goal is to provide an environment where you can continue to grow your clinical knowledge, further hone your research skills, and refine your communication skills through presentations to a variety of audiences. You will have the chance to work with preceptors who are dedicated clinicians with an enthusiasm for residency education as well as treatment teams who care for a wide range of patient populations.

The Christ Hospital is one of America’s Top 50 Hospitals in the nation (#1 hospital in the region, #5 in Ohio). Our awards and achievements include Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification from The Joint Commission, Advanced Palliative Care Certification from The Joint Commission, Magnet Certification in nursing care, and recognition from Forbes as a top 300 employer of women.

I am extremely excited in the ability of The Christ Hospital to provide exceptional training for residents pursuing a career in Internal Medicine. If you have any questions, please contact me directly, and, best of luck in your residency search!


James M. Keeler, PharmD, BCPS 

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine 

Residency Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency  

2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219

Recruitment Information

Visit us at the ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase on December 6, 2022, from 1-4pm (booth 6045).

Join us for our virtual Residency Open House! 
December 14, 2022 | 4 - 6 PM EST

  • Includes a program overview by the RPD, rotation descriptions by preceptors, and a Q&A session with the RPD, preceptors and current resident

  • Register online

Position Statement

ASHP PGY2 program purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.  PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.  Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. 

Number of positions: 1

General Program Benefits

The PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program provides an array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.      

  • Resident office 

  • Personal computer 

  • ACLS certification (if not already obtained)

  • Registration and reimbursement for travel to ASHP Midyear and Regional Resident Conference 

  • Continuing education 

  • Immunizations 

  • Library access

  • Competitive stipend     

Health Benefits

  • Standard comprehensive coverage 

  • Medical 

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Life insurance 

  • Disability 

  • Dental 

  • Vision

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (1 month)

  • Internal Medicine (4 months - 3months with resident rounding services, 1 month with geriatric medicine)

  • Infectious Diseases (1 months)

  • Medical ICU (1 months)

  • Cardiology (1 month)

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Oncology

  • Ambulatory Care

  • Pain Stewardship/Palliative Care

  • Acute Rehabilitation*

  • Endocrinology*

  • Nephrology*

  • Gastroenterology*

*Resident must be deemed able to practice independently

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Research Project

  • Admission Medication Reconciliation

  • Education and Practice Administration

Additional Residency Experiences

  • Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

  • Optional opportunity to present an online journal club through ACCP Adult Medicine PRN

  • Participation on an interdisciplinary hospital committee

  • Precepting opportunities with both IPPE and APPE students

  • Presentations to various audiences (Pharmacy Grand Rounds, topic discussions with APPE students)

  • Development of a formulary monograph, treatment protocol or guideline

  • Opportunities to present in-depth literature reviews on therapeutic controversies

Pharmacy Residency Application

The Christ Hospital residency program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). 

Application Deadline: 1/2/23 at 11:59 pm

Application materials required by PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Basic demographic information

  • Verified transcripts

  • Three references on standardized reference template in PhORCAS

  • Extracurricular information

Supplemental materials required by The Christ Hospital:

  • Please answer the following questions and submit through PhORCAS. Answers should be no more than 2-3 pages in total

    • How would your peers/colleagues describe your leadership qualities?

    • If you were not in pharmacy, what career would you pursue and why?

    • Describe how you maintain a balance between work and self-care.

    • A single page document describing your experience on your most rigorous rotation thus far during your PGY1 year. Please include your specific role, responsibilities, patients covered, examples of autonomy, multidisciplinary interactions, and significant interventions.

  • Photograph taken during interview.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program

  • Participating in or completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency or one in the accreditation process

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Ohio

  • Meets criteria for employment at The Christ Hospital including: 

    • A negative drug and nicotine screen

    • Up-to-date immunizations including COVID-19

  • US citizen or legal resident