​The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Pharmacy Internship Program is intended to provide pharmacy graduates with a structured learning experience with exposure to hospital and health system pharmacy practice.

The 6-month program involves a 40-hour working week, and is structured to provide experiences that supplement formal didactic training. The program supports and guides the pharmacy intern while allowing them to progress at their own pace, based upon their experiences and interests.


  • Provide pharmacy interns with an overview of the current healthcare environment
  • Expose interns to current standards of care and policy driven pharmacy practice unique to hospitals and health-systems
  • Provide the opportunity for professional and personal growth through interaction with healthcare professionals, presentations and project processes to encourage advancement in oral and written skills
  • Provide opportunities to become an integral part of the assigned department

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of the pharmacy internship program?

Which rotations are included in the program?

Although all pharmacy interns are provided the opportunity to work with pharmacists in areas they would like to explore, they will primarily work with one mentor and will be based in the following areas:

Required Rotations

  • Inpatient pharmacy practice including the sterile preparation center (8 weeks)
  • Ambulatory pharmacy practice (4 weeks)
  • Medication safety and quality (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacotherapy services: Internal medicine (4 weeks) and longitudinal anticoagulation clinic rotation (4 weeks)

Elective Rotations (4 weeks) which can be one of the below rotations or repeating a required rotation:

  • Nephrology
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology / heart failure
  • Infectious diseases
  • Transplant and neurology
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Automation and informatics

What are the application requirements?

Applicants are required to apply online to submit the following:

  • Completed pharmacy internship application form
  • Letter of intent
  • Transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (from their Faculty Supervisor or Director of Experiential Education)
  • Health clearance agreement
  • Police clearance letter
  • Proof of health insurance (inc. UAE coverage)