Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Concentrated experience

Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. Aditionally, residents are provided with opportunities to function independently as practitioners in patient care and advanced practice settings.

Program overviews

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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 or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care

This residency focuses on the development of strong clinical and practice management skills through providing care to ambulatory patients in a variety of primary care and specialty clinic settings across our healthcare system. 

The resident will participate in both longitudinal and block experiences with core experiences including heart failure, antiarrhythmic, anticoagulation, population health, and family medicine. The variety of experiences allows the resident to see multiple practice structures as well as the ability to practice under a wide range of collaborative practice agreements. The resident will have the opportunity to establish individual relationships with diverse groups of patients and a wide range of attending physicians, medical residents, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals. The resident will also have the opportunity to precept and be a part of layered learning experiences.

The resident will gain additional in-depth experience with research and leadership from a system level. There are several elective options and project opportunities for residents to pursue based on their individual interests. Graduates of the program are well positioned to develop and deliver pharmacy services in either specialty clinics or primary care.

PGY2 Critical Care

This residency focuses on multiple ICU settings, including two 31-bed Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU1, MICU2), a 16-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.

Residents collaborate with multiple critical care physician groups to improve the care of critical patients through daily intervention, as well as global changes made from the committee level – enhancing the experiential and educational opportunities for residents.

PGY2 Emergency Medicine

This residency focuses on direct emergent patient care experiences including cardiac arrest, trauma response, stroke alerts, STEMI alerts, sepsis alerts, airway emergencies, and operative emergencies.

The resident will gain experience related to emergency medicine such as: disaster preparedness, critical care, pediatrics, trauma, and toxicology. Offsite learning opportunities include pediatric emergency medicine, poison control center, and neurologic intensive care.

PGY2 Oncology

This residency focuses on leading oncology practice change in a variety of practice settings through experiences with a diverse cancer population as clinical experts in the field of oncology pharmacy.

The resident will actively participate in staff development programs and system-level decision making. Longitudinal ambulatory care training establishes individual relationships with patients and other health care professionals. There are several elective options and project opportunities for residents to pursue individual interests.

PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care

Graduates of the OhioHealth Pain and Palliative Care PGY2 Pharmacy Residency program are equipped to practice independently as a specialist in hospice, pain, and/or palliative care. Core rotations focus on acute and chronic pain management, palliative care, hospice, addiction medicine, and medication safety/opioid stewardship. Additionally, leadership, teaching, and research are required longitudinal rotations that engage and develop the resident throughout the year. Additional electives are available to customize the residency to fulfill the resident’s goals and career aspirations.

The residency year will culminate with a 4-week Palliative Care Capstone rotation in which the resident will function as the primary palliative care pharmacist on the inpatient palliative care interdisciplinary team with a preceptor facilitating as appropriate. This PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency fosters independent hospice, pain, and palliative pharmacy clinicians to 1) enhance existing pain and palliative care pharmacy services, 2) launch new pain and palliative pharmacy services, and/or 3) lead pain and palliative pharmacy initiatives as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Preceptors will train, coach, and foster the resident to become an independent clinician proficient in all competencies, goals, and objectives set forth by ASHP.

Find a PGY2 residency

View all PGY2 pharmacy residencies offered by OhioHealth in the ASHP Residency Directory — complete with program locations, contact info, benefits, special requirements and more.

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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 Doctors Hospital

Located just outside central Columbus, this 260-bed community teaching hospital is a TJC-accredited chest pain center with over 80,000 emergency department visits and the 5th largest osteopathic training program in the US.

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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 Mansfield Hospital

Mansfield Hospital is a 326-bed hospital that is the largest site for the six surrounding counties, a level III-N trauma center with 52,000 emergency department visits per year, nationally ranked heart and vascular care, and one of the busiest oncology infusion centers in the system.

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OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

Located north of Columbus, Marion General Hospital is a 170-bed community hospital that has served Marion and the surrounding communities since 1920. Our site sees approximately 50,000 ED visits annually, is a certified primary stroke center, and has recently opened the Marion Cancer Center, allowing for expansion of our oncology and infusion services. The pharmacy residency program was established in 2016.

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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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