The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Kroger Co., Columbus Division are home to the first accredited two-year community administration residency with a combined MS degree program. The residency and MS degree program are conducted in collaboration with the long-standing Ohio State University health-system pharmacy administration program.
During the PGY1 year, the residency focuses primarily on direct patient care and practice management. The resident will participate in direct patient care activities at the primary site. Elective opportunities at other sites are also available. The resident will be expected to complete and publish at least one major research project.
During the PGY2 year, the resident interacts with the pharmacy director, pharmacy coordinators, and corporate general office administrators to learn skills surrounding project management, human resource management, business proposals, and management of the pharmacy enterprise. Experiences include those that are both observatory and participatory in nature, with emphasis placed on helping the resident develop the skills necessary to grow a variety of services and maintain the business goals of the organization. This includes quality improvement methodology software and data specific to the site, data and information automation system discussions and analysis, and business skill development specific to the needs of the site. Additionally, emphasis is placed on understanding and executing compliance with a variety of regulatory and quality requirements across the division. Residents will also spend time identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating a patient care service for the benefit of patients through patient care management. The resident will also deliver didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. Additionally, the resident will develop leadership skills to ensure appropriate project implementation.
Candidates should possess a strong passion for advancing community pharmacy practice and a desire to be change agents through the development of leadership and management skills. Candidates should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, motivation, and time-management ability. Candidates must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college of pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio.
Internal Number: MS COP
About The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Kroger Co., Columbus Division
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.