The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Pharmacotherapy 24 months
Residents completing the PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy residency program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) will be competent, autonomous, and confident clinical pharmacists ready to assume a position as a clinical pharmacy specialist in acute care, ambulatory care, or critical care environments at an academic medical center, community hospital, or clinical faculty at a college or university. Additionally, the program prepares residents to conduct outcomes related research, effectively educate healthcare professionals through preceptorship and didactic education, and sit for board certification (BPS).
The Pharmacotherapy residency program is designed to develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive pharmacotherapy services to pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in the critical care, acute care, and ambulatory care environments. In addition, residents will be able to advocate on behalf of patients across the healthcare continuum. The OSUWMC PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy program is built around patient care, research, teaching, and service.
Residents completing the PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency are eligible to receive a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency certificate and a PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency certificate.
PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
Direct patient care is the backbone of this residency experience. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has many opportunities for rounding opportunities. Most services are teaching services and may be composed of an attending physician, fellow depending on service, and house staff including residents, interns or nurse practitioners. Rotations required for PGY1 certificate are: administration (4-5 weeks), ambulatory care (4-5 weeks), infectious diseases (4-5 weeks), internal medicine (4-5 weeks), and medical ICU (4-5 weeks). Required rotations for PGY2 certificate are: ambulatory care (longitudinal clinic), community internal medicine (4-5 weeks), community ICU (4-5 weeks), emergency medicine (4-5 weeks), general cardiology (7-9 weeks), inpatient hematology (4-5 weeks), outpatient oncology (4-5 weeks), pediatrics (4-5 weeks), and solid organ transplantation (4-5 weeks). Rotations that count towards PGY2 certificate may be completed during PGY1 depending on resident and preceptor schedules. There are ample opportunities for elective rotations including, but not limited to, academia, acute care surgery/trauma/nutrition support, APPE precepting, clinical education, hepatology, inpatient oncology with IM focus, NCCU, pain & palliative medication, psychiatry, and SICU. The program is flexible and can be customized, at the discretion of the Director, to target the resident’s interests and goals.
A longitudinal research project is required. All residents will undergo focused training in research through a Resident Research Series. Residents are required to devise, execute and assess a major longitudinal project. The resident will be responsible for all aspects of the research project including: project development, IRB proposal, data collection and analysis, presentation of the data, and manuscript preparation. Opportunities exist for research presentations at a variety of national & regional conferences including ACCP Annual Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference. A project manuscript will be prepared suitable for external publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Quality Improvement Projects A medication use evaluation will be completed during the first year of residency. MUE preceptors evaluate the resident’s research and writing skills, and then provide feedback on each of the MUEs in order to further develop and refine the resident’s skills. During the second year, a quality improvement project will be conducted. The QI topic often stems from the major research project.
The resident will participate in the education of PharmD students enrolled at The Ohio State University through an IPPE precepting experience. The resident will deliver a Resident Education Series lecture during both years of the program. The resident will complete a formal teaching and learning training program through the College of Pharmacy.
The residents will be assigned to participate in a P&T Subcommittee, Medication Safety team, and additional committee work as needed.
The resident will participate in a clinical on-call program during PGY1 and volunteer at the Columbus Free Clinic during both years.
During the first year, the staffing commitment is 24 weekends as a licensed pharmacist in the state of Ohio, approximately every other weekend. The focus of the first year will be to understand the pharmacy operations of the health-systems. During the second year, the staffing commitment is 20 weekends. Residents will be asked to participate in operational staffing as well as clinical staffing. Each year residents are required to work 1 major holiday and 2 minor holidays.
Applicants must have a PharmD and be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio.
About The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to
improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and
patient care. OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system
recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in
ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes,
and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other
central Ohio hospital.