​​​​​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 and is ranked in the top 50 nationally for cardiology and heart surgery by US News and World Report. 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!


Kathryn Weber, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP 

Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 

Residency Director, PGY2 Cardiology Residency  

2139 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219


Recruitment Information

Visit us at the ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase in Anaheim on Monday afternoon, 12/4, from 1-4! We will be at booth #4351.

We will be hosting a Cardiology PGY2 open house event on Tuesday, December 19th from 4-5:30 ​pm ET. Click here to register.

PGY2 Open House Schedule:
4:00-4:30    Program overview with RPD
4:30-5:00    Rotation descriptions by preceptors
3:00-5:30    ​Q&A with current residents and RPD

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 2nd at 11:59pm ET. Supplemental application materials are required. Please see the Pharmacy Residency Application section below for more detail.

​Position Statement

PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

For more information, download our bro​chure.

Number of positions: 2​

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

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Electrophysiology#

  • Emergency Department*+

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Medical ICU*+

  • Outpatient Cardiology

  • Pain and 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

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Education and Practice Administration

  • Pharmacy Services (August-June, 11 months, 2x 8.5 hour shifts every third weekend for 16 weekends plus one major and one minor holiday)

  • Research

  • Ambulatory (Cardio-oncology Clinic—one 3-hour clinic per month plus Outpatient Cardiology Clinic—one 8.5 hour day per month.  Both clinics are from August-June)​

Additional Residency Experiences

  • Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

  • Teaching experiences at University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy

  • Optional opportunity to present through ACCP Cardiology PRN

  • Participation on an interdisciplinary cardiology committee

  • 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

  • Opportunities in heart transplant

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: 1/2/24 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.  One letter required to be from PGY1 RPD, preferred that other two letters are from PGY1 preceptors.  

  • 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 pages in total.

    • Do you think your peers/colleagues consider you a leader?  Why?

    • If you could do any career besides pharmacy, what would it be and why?

    • A single page document describing your specific role, responsibilities, and activities on your most rigorous/demanding PGY1 clinical rotation, including number of patients covered daily, examples of autonomy, types of interdisciplinary interactions, and significant interventions.

  • 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.

  • US citizen or legal resident