Residents completing the PGY1/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/PGY2 Pharmacotherapy program is built around patient care, research, teaching, and service.
Residents completing the PGY1/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 PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.
PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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. The resident will strengthen his/her clinical acumen and communication skills through completing at least one rotation on each required service. There are ample opportunities for elective rotations including, but not limited to, academia, pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, nutrition support, acute care surgery, pain & palliative medication, clinical education, psychiatry, 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. Rotations can be 4 to 8 week experiences or longitudinal across several months.
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 in the area of cardiology. 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. The project manuscript will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Quality Improvement Projects:
The resident will be required to complete an operational or clinical audit during his/her first year of residency. Audit topics commonly involve evaluations of current processes and protocols. Audit preceptors evaluate the resident’s research and writing skills, and then provide feedback on each of the audits in order to further develop and refine the resident’s skills. A medication use evaluation or formulary review will also be completed during the first year of residency. During the second year, a quality improvement project will be conducted
The resident 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 resident progresses through the program, the resident will participate in the education of PGY1 pharmacy residents. The resident will complete a formal teaching certificate.
The resident 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 Wexner Medical Center
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.