Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Pharmacy Return to Practice Program is intended to reintroduce pharmacy degree graduates into the workforce through structured learning and exposure to hospital and health system pharmacy practice.
The program has two start dates; the first week of March, and the first week of September.
Return to Practice trainees will work 40 hours per week, Sunday to Thursday, with scheduled hours determined by their mentor. The program length will vary based on the trainee’s previous work experience, as well as required practice hours needed for their licensure.
Due to the nature of the Return to Practice roles and responsibilities, applicants must apply to and be approved by the Department of Health (DOH) regulatory body in order to partake in the Pharmacy Return to Practice Program.
70% of the trainee’s pharmacy practice rotation schedule is dedicated to technical proficiency, learning medication use policies and distributive functions averages with emphasis on:
Clinical practice accounts for around 30% of the schedule, activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Trainees may also attend lectures, meetings and discussions, as approved by their mentor, and are given the opportunity to shadow pharmacists in areas they would like to explore.
Return to Practice trainees should commit to the full training period required by DOH in order to complete their Return to Practice requirements. All Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) requirements should be completed before the Return to Practice program.
Return to Practice trainees rotate through the areas listed below. Please note that the exact duration of the rotations is based on the required practice experience for the individual, but will be at least 6 months in duration.
Elective Rotations (4 weeks) which can be one of the below rotations or repeating a required rotation:
Candidates who are eligible to apply include:
Applicants are required to specify their preferred practice areas on their application form, anticipated attendance date and duration of the Return to Practice program. Applicant profiles will be reviewed by the Department of Pharmacy Services and priority will be given based on slot availability and the following criteria:
Applicants meeting the above criteria will be required to complete an interview with the Department of Pharmacy Services prior to being accepted into the program.
Applicants are required to submit the following: