Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Develop your foundational knowledge

The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program offers diverse experiences in clinical pharmacy practice as well as in health-system pharmacy practice.

Program overview

The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build 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, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The 12-month program is tailored to fulfill our residents’ individual interests and goals within ASHP accreditation standards. Residents actively participate in staff development programs for clinically oriented services. Longitudinal ambulatory care training establishes individual relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals. Residents also complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification sponsored by the American Heart Association, training them to effectively participate in code blue, trauma and stroke alerts, as well as other patient care emergencies. Several elective options and project opportunities are available for residents to pursue individual interests.

Find a PGYI residency

View all PGY1 pharmacy residencies offered by OhioHealth in the ASHP Residency Directory — complete with program locations, contact info, benefits, special requirements.


Apply for a residency

Applicants must provide a CV, letter of intent, pharmacy transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Separate applications are required if applying to multiple programs.

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Residency locations

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Located in downtown Columbus, this 640-bed teaching hospital — with the busiest Level I Trauma Center in the state — is recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) as one of 12 programs offering continuous training since 1963.

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OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Caring for patients since 1892, this 1,059-bed teaching hospital located in Columbus is also OhioHealth’s largest with a pharmacy department recognized for more than 50 years of success in pharmacy residency training.

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