Medical Education

Pharmacy Residencies are offered at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. As a system, OhioHealth is continuously striving to grow our residency opportunities and experiences.

OhioHealth is a family of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations serving 40 counties in central Ohio. The health-system includes 11 member hospitals,10 managed/affiliated hospitals, more than 25 health and surgery centers as well as services for home care, medical equipment and hospice.

Contact Us

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
Kellie Evans   [email protected]  (614) 566.9053

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Girish (Gary) Dighe   [email protected]  (614) 566.5404

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

Why OhioHealth?

We believe that OhioHealth has an organizational model that is representative of the future of health care. 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. 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.

About Grant Medical Center

Grant Medical Center is a regional-destination hospital in downtown Columbus, offering a full range of services including emergency services, critical care, intermediate care and medical/surgical services. Grant is home to one of the state’s busiest Level I Trauma Centers and a number of top specialties including orthopedics, cardiology and women’s health. Serving patients since 1900, Grant employs more than 2,600 associates, has a medical staff of more than 850 experienced physicians, and educates a variety of medical residents and fellows. In 2014, Grant was named to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® for the fifth consecutive year. Grant received an “A” ranking on The Hospital Safety Score, administered by The Leapfrog Group for achieving significant national quality standards for the fourth consecutive time.

The department of pharmacy is a recognized leader in contemporary pharmacy practice. The pharmacy operates 24 hours a day, with over 90 associates, including technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns and administrative personnel. It operates two satellites serving the critical care/operating room units and infusion services. Unit dose and IV admixture operations are supported by the EPIC electronic health record platform, which is fully interfaced with other departments. Over 90 percent of unit dose oral medications are dispensed by Aesynt ROBOT-Rx/PROmanager-Rx/MedShelf-Rx®. All controlled substances are maintained in a state-of-the-art C-II Safe®. PYXIS® Medstations with bio-ID are available on all units. In 2016, we will upgrade to PYXIS® ES and operationalize PYXIS® Anesthesia.

About Riverside Methodist Hospital

Riverside Methodist is the oldest and largest hospital of the OhioHealth system and home to a number of top specialty centers, including neuro?, cancer, heart and vascular services, neuroscience, women’s health, , hand and microvascular surgery, orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery, imaging and bariatric surgery. Serving patients since 1892, the 1,059-bed teaching hospital employs more than 6,100 associates, including more than 1,900 registered nurses, 126 residents and fellows, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 experienced physicians who deliver advanced healthcare to more than 44,000 inpatients and nearly 800,000 outpatients each year.

The department of pharmacy is a recognized leader in contemporary pharmacy practice. The pharmacy operates 24 hours a day, with over 200 associates, including technicians, centralized and decentralized pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns and administrative personnel. Seven pharmacy satellites serve the critical care units, general medicine units, emergency department, multiple sclerosis clinic and cancer infusion clinic. Central pharmacy operations are supported by the EPIC electronic health record platform, which is fully interfaced with other departments. Over 90 percent of unit dose oral medications are dispensed by Aesynt ROBOT-Rx/PROmanager-Rx/MedCarousel/MedShelf-Rx®. All controlled substances are maintained in a dedicated C-II vault. PYXIS® Medstations with bio-ID are available on all units. As a beta testing site, new technologies are always on the horizon.

Clinical Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacists participate on patient care rounds, hospital and system wide committees and performance improvement teams. Our team provides drug information, therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic consults, anticoagulation consults, and patient counseling. We play an active role on several committees (P&T, Formulary Subcommittee, Medication Management, Antimicrobial Stewardship, etc.) to help develop policies to provide the best care to our patients. Pharmacists also respond to cardiac arrests, Level I traumas, and stroke alerts throughout the hospitals. Clinical pharmacy services are provided in the following areas:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery 
  • Heart Disease Management
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Medication Safety
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro Intensive Care
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Palliative Care
  • Surgery & OR
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Transitions of Care
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Intensive Care 
  • Women’s Health

Residency Information

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.

Application Process

Deadline is January 4, 2016.

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. 

Please contact:
Mr. Jay Mirtallo ([email protected])
Director, MS in Health System Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy
500 West 12th Avenue, 138A Lloyd M. Parks Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292.6415

Riverside Methodist Hospital Opportunities

Grant Medical Center Opportunities

Program Benefits


  • $40,000 resident stipend yearly
  • 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

Resident Responsibilities

  • Staffing every other 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


  • 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

OhioHealth Preceptors

Read about our preceptors, including their educational backgrounds, program responsibilities, rotations, professional interests and more.

Access OhioHealth Pharmacy Residency Program Preceptor Bios.

Riverside Methodist and Grant Pharmacy Residents

Get to know the residents in our program.