The PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital is part of a residency program that has trained pharmacists and pharmacy leaders for more than 40 years. Riverside is a 1,080 bed non-profit, tertiary care, teaching hospital that serves as the flagship of the 11 hospital OhioHealth system. Riverside is the largest acute care hospital in Ohio and is consistently ranked as a leader in the areas of Neuroscience, Heart and Vascular care, Cancer care, Maternity and Women’s Health, Trauma, and Orthopedics.
The purpose of the 12-month program is to equip a pharmacist to practice independently as a specialist in pain and palliative care. In addition to clinical development, the pharmacist should be prepared to participate in research and education specific to pain and palliative care. Core rotations will focus on acute and chronic pain management, palliative care, hospice, substance use disorder and leadership. Additional electives are available to customize the residency. Rotations occur primarily at Riverside and also include experiences at the inpatient hospice house, a sister-hospital and the health-system level. This structure offers a unique learning environment for the resident interested in pain management and palliative care. A teaching certificate can be pursued through a collaboration with The Ohio State University, but is not required.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization with over 28,000 associates, physicians, and volunteers serving and supported by the community since 1891. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is comprised of 11 member hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals, 28 ambulatory care centers, home-health providers, and an employed physician group with more than 500 physicians in a wide range of specialties and primary care. Member hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Mansfield General Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Shelby Memorial Hospital, O'Blenness Hospital, Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, Hardin Memorial Hospital and Marion General Hospital. We are proud to be named by Truven Health Analytics as one of the top 15 best healthcare systems in the nation for clinical performance for 6 years. OhioHealth also has been recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more than a century OhioHealth has been united by the mission "to improve the health of patients we serve". The re...sidency program at Grant Medical Center was recognized in 2013 as one of 12 programs that have been continuously graduating quality residents since the inception of accredited residency programs over 50 years ago. The residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital has been training quality residents for over 40 years. The organization shares a vision "to be the place where people want to work, where physicians want to practice and most importantly, where patients want to go when they need healthcare services."