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Pharmacy Residency

OhioHealth strives to continuously grow our residency opportunities and experiences.

We believe OhioHealth has an organizational model that is representative of the future of healthcare. A large percentage of pharmacy professionals will likely practice in a health-system that resembles our organization. Training in an environment like this will prepare a resident for the challenges and benefits of health-system pharmacy and give them advanced experiences that can then be directly leveraged.

Pharmacy Residencies are offered at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. 

OhioHealth roots all of our residency programming firmly in the accreditation standards of ASHP and we continually review those standards to assure there is alignment and relevance. We continually evaluate our alignment to those goals and objectives through self-assessment and leadership team review, comments and guidance from ASHP accreditation surveyors and, most importantly, the feedback from our residents and graduates. We strive to maintain a continual state of accreditation readiness in our residency programs, much like we approach other regulatory organizations that have oversight of our health-system.

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Click here to learn more about the MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration

The residency programs at OhioHealth have a long and continuous history of excellence in health-system pharmacy training. The program at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center has been in existence for over 50 years and was recognized by ASHP as one of 12 programs that have been offering continuous training programs since the first year of affiliation in 1963. The program at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital now has over 40 years of success in residency training. We have newly expanded our programs within the health-system to Doctors Hospital and Marion General Hospital.

Application Process

Deadline is January 1, 2019.

All applications will be processed through PhORCAS.

Requirements: CV, letter of intent, pharmacy transcripts, three letters of recommendation.

If you are applying for one of the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency positions, you must also apply to The Ohio State University Graduate School. Detailed instructions on applying to the MS in Health System Pharmacy program are provided on the MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration with Combined Residency website. 

For additional information regarding the MS graduate school application, contact: 

Jessica Wood (wood.1082@osu.edu)
Graduate Program Coordinator, MS in health-System Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy
500 West 12th Avenue, 217 Parks Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292.6822

OhioHealth Pharmacy Residency Opportunities

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

PURPOSE: The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program at OhioHealth is a one-year program designed to provide a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in health-system pharmacy practice. The program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS), and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

PURPOSE: The Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) pharmacy residency programs at OhioHealth are twenty-four month programs at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, and OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital that offer combined PGY1 and PGY2 residency in addition to a Master of Science (MS) degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills with the expectation that within fifteen years of successful pharmacy administration practice, the residency graduate should be ready to assume directorship of a large hospital or health system pharmacy. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings including small to mid-size hospitals, large health systems, and pharmacy benefit management organizations.

PGY2 Critical Care

PURPOSE: The PGY2 Critical Care residency program at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 Critical Care residency provides 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this residency should possess competencies that qualify them for critical care clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in critical care pharmacy (BCCCP).

PGY2 Emergency Medicine

PURPOSE: The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy residency program at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in emergency medicine pharmacy practice. This PGY2 residency provides 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete the program should possess competencies that qualify them for emergency medicine clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification.

PGY2 Oncology

PURPOSE: The PGY2 oncology residency program at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 Oncology residency provides 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this residency should possess competencies that qualify them for oncology pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in oncology pharmacy (BCOP).

Program Benefits

Salary/Benefits

  • $47,500 PGY1 resident annual salary; $49,500 PGY2 resident annual salary

  • Generous time away package equivalent to a full- time associate.

  • Travel allowance to the annual regional pharmacy residency conference and the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

  • Optional full medical insurance packages through OhioHealth medical plans.

  • $200 monthly meal stipend

Resident Responsibilities

  • PGY1 staffing every other weekend; PGY2 staffing every fourth weekend

  • Work one summer and one winter holiday.

  • Rotate through administrative on-call system.

  • Work four night shifts (overnight).

  • Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

  • Podium presentation at regional pharmacy residency conference.

  • Completion of a research project.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee.

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.

  • Medication Safety Committee.

  • Clinical Performance Improvement Teams (CPITs).

PGY1/PGY2/MS Pharmacy Administration Residents – Additional information

Salary/Benefits

  • Waiver of The Ohio State University tuition and fees.

  • Travel allowance also includes the ASHP Leadership Conference.

Resident Responsibilities

  • Work seven total night shifts (overnight) over two years.

  • Staffing every fourth weekend in the second year.

Academic responsibilities

  • Majority of didactic work and PGY1 completed in the first year.

  • Second year is PGY2 focused with an emphasis on pharmacy administration with some clinical rotations.

  • Completion of a Master’s Thesis research project.