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
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
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.
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
*Resident must be deemed able to practice independently
Longitudinal Learning Experiences
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
Basic demographic information
Three references on standardized reference template in PhORCAS
Supplemental materials required by The Christ Hospital:
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:
US citizen or legal resident