Residency Listing

Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Avenue (Hb105)
Cleveland, OH 44195
Code: 44007
NMS Code: 630660
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Oncology Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Caitlin Siebenaller, Pharm.D., BCOP
(216) 312-2365
Director of Pharmacy: Sam Calabrese, R.Ph., MBA, FASHP
(216) 444-8068
Fax: (216) 636-0530
Program Contact: Caitlin Siebenaller, Pharm.D., BCOP
(216) 312-2365
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: 1/2/2019
Starting Date: 7/8/2019
Estimated Stipend: 49000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The Oncology Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in oncology pharmacy.The resident's expertise, knowledge and skills in oncology therapeutics will allow them to contribute to an interdisciplinary healthcare team offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate, and alleviate medical conditions and diseases unique to cancer patients. The program also enhances proficiency in clinical research and strengthens communication skills. Required rotations include solid tumor oncology, leukemia, blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric oncology, management, and investigational drug services. The resident may choose from a number of elective rotations including ambulatory oncology services, infectious disease, specialty pharmacy, teaching, palliative medicine, or an off-site infusion pharmacy rotation at one of our Family Health Centers. The resident participates in pharmacy education conference, weekly oncology disease state and therapeutics discussions, conducts a research project, conducts a drug use evaluation, and presents one seminar.

Fringe Benefits:   

Health insurances (medical, vision, and dental) and life insurance are available. Residents are allotted 10 paid vacation days (not including Cleveland Clinic holidays), 2 professional days, and 2 interview days. Travel reimbursement is available for conferences.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the 3 standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to a PGY1 rotation in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.

2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your PGY1 residency rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/or worked to improve in this area.

Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 2, 2019 by 11:59 PM.

For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Drug Information, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Oncology, and Psychiatry), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience is required.

Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not provide employment-based non-immigration visa sponsorship for pharmacy residency programs.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Cleveland Clinic
Model Type(s):

Tertiary Care, Teaching Institution, Acute Care

Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 150
Non-Professional Staff: 250
Number of Medical Centers: Multiple
Total Beds: 1300
Average Daily Census: 1000
Site Special Features:   

Cleveland Clinic is comprised of a 1,400-bed academic medical center, nine Community Hospitals in Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. In total, there are more than 4,800 inpatient beds and 1000 pharmacy employees, more than 300 physician practices, 20 ambulatory pharmacies, significant inpatient and outpatient clinical services and a pharmacy budget exceeding $1 billion.

Cleveland Clinic has been named the No. 2 hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. This is the 20th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic has been among the Top 5 hospitals and the third straight year we have achieved the No. 2 ranking. The 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" rankings also named Cleveland Clinic the No. 1 heart hospital in the country for the 24th consecutive year. Statewide and regionally, Cleveland Clinic ranked No. 1 in Ohio and the Cleveland area.

Cleveland Clinic is nationally ranked in 14 specialties, including 10 in the Top 5 nationwide. The rankings are:

  • Cancer No. 7
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery No. 1
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology No. 4
  • Ear, Nose & Throat No. 11
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery No. 2
  • Geriatrics No. 5
  • Gynecology No. 5
  • Nephrology No. 2
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery No. 4
  • Ophthalmology No. 9
  • Orthopedics No. 3
  • Pulmonology No. 3
  • Rheumatology No. 2
  • Urology No. 1

In June, U.S. News released rankings for children's hospitals. Cleveland Clinic Children's received rankings in all 10 pediatric specialties. In addition, Cleveland Clinic Children's ranked highest in Northeast Ohio in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology and Neurology & Neurosurgery.