Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Specialty Residencies

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 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.

PGY2 Ambulatory Care

This residency focuses on the development of strong clinical and program 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 that will allow them to see multiple practice structures and collaborative practice agreements, as well as establish individual relationships with patients and other healthcare professionals.

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 individual interests.

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

This residency focuses on the skills needed to practice independently as a specialist in pain and palliative care. In addition to clinical development, the resident will participate in research and education specific to pain and palliative care.

Core rotations will focus on managing acute and chronic pain, complex symptoms inclusive of nausea, anxiety, depression, constipation, and existential suffering, as well as fundamentals of hospice care, and professional communication skills.

Additional elective experiences are available to customize the residency. Rotations occur primarily at Riverside Methodist Hospitals and include clinical rotations at the inpatient hospice house, Grant Medical Center and at the system pharmacy level.

This structure offers a unique learning environment for the resident interested in pain management and palliative care. The team of preceptors and pharmacy leaders at OhioHealth will guide the resident to independently initiate, optimize and create medication therapy management for patients across the continuum of care.

Core rotations include the following:

  • Inpatient palliative care
  • Inpatient hospice
  • Outpatient hospice
  • Longitudinal leadership
  • Oncology
  • Inpatient pain management
  • Addiction management
  • Outpatient palliative care
  • Research

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

Established in 2016, the pharmacy residency program at this 213-bed, tertiary care teaching hospital located in Columbus affords residents with opportunities to develop skills within a multidisciplinary, layered learning environment.

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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

Newly established in 2018, the pharmacy residency program at this 326-bed community hospital — the only full-service hospital in the region — provides residents with the opportunity to further develop the program as aligned with system goals and their own.

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OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

This 170-bed community hospital located just north of Columbus established its pharmacy residency program in 2016, encouraging residents to further develop the program while serving Marion and its surrounding communities.

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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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