PGY2 Residents in The Christ Hospital courtyard

​The Christ Hospital PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program

Prospective PGY2 Cardiology Residency Candidate, 

Thank you for your interest in our program! This is an exciting time as you determine the best place for you to continue your residency journey.  

At The Christ Hospital, our goal is to provide you with a cardiology residency that gives you the chance to strengthen and expand your clinical knowledge, gain additional research experience, and further develop 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 specialize in a variety of cardiac disorders. 

The Christ Hospital, also known as Greater Cincinnati's Heart Hospital, is one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation. Our awards and achievements include Advanced Heart Failure Certification from The Joint Commission, The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for the Mechanical Heart Assist Device Program, and The American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Referring Quality Achievement Award for timely care and successful heart attack outcomes.

I am truly excited about our program and the opportunities available for cardiology residents.  If you have any questions, please contact me directly. Best of luck in your residency search!

Sincerely, 

Kathryn Weber, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP 

Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 

Residency Director, PGY2 Cardiology Residency  

2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219

Kathryn.Weber@TheChristHospital.com


Position Statement

ASHP PGY2 program purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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. 

For more information, download our brochure.

Number of positions: 1


General Program Benefits

The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.      

  • Resident office 

  • Personal computer 

  • ACLS certification 

  • 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)

  • Clinical Cardiology (2 months)

  • Heart Failure/LVAD (2 months)

  • Cardiovascular ICU (2 months)

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Anticoagulation

  • Cardiac Cath Lab*#

  • Cardiovascular Surgery, non-ICU#

  • Electrophysiology#

  • Emergency Department*+

  • Infectious Diseases*+

  • Medical ICU*+

  • Outpatient Cardiology#

  • Palliative Care*+

*May be completed as a concentrated 2-week experience

#Resident must be deemed able to practice independently

+No more than 2 of the indicated experiences

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • ACLS

  • Education and Practice Administration

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Research Project


Additional Residency Experiences

Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

Teaching experiences at University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy

Optional opportunity to present an online journal club through ACCP Cardiology PRN

Participation on an interdisciplinary cardiology committee

Presentations to various audiences (Pharmacy Grand Rounds, Internal Medicine Resident Noon Conference, topic discussions with APPE students)

Development of a formulary monograph, treatment protocol or guideline


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: 1/2/20 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:

  • Additional questions within PhORCAS

  • Photograph taken during onsite 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.