Residents completing the 24 month PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy residency program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 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.
Direct patient care is the backbone of this residency experience. Residents will complete a combination of 4 week, 8 week, and longitudinal rotations. Core rotations include internal medicine, general cardiology, medical intensive care (MICU), emergency medicine, solid organ transplant, infectious diseases, hematology/oncology, community hospital medicine/ICU, ambulatory care, medication safety, and administration. There are ample opportunities for elective rotations. Potential electives include (but are not limited to) the areas of academia, pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, nutrition support, acute care surgery, pain and palliative medicine, surgical intensive care, and neurosciences intensive care. The program is flexible and can be customized, at the discretion of the Director, to target the resident’s interests and goals.
The residents will participate in the education of PharmD students enrolled at The Ohio State University including having opportunities to deliver didactic lectures and precept PharmD students. As the residents progress through the program, the residents will participate in the education of PGY1 pharmacy residents. The residents will complete a formal teaching certificate.
Residents are expected to complete a major research project. Opportunities exist for research presentations at a variety of national conferences. The project manuscript will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition to a major research project, the residents will complete two audits and one medication use evaluation.
The residents will be assigned to participate in a P&T Subcommittee, Medication Safety team, and additional committee work as needed.
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
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.