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.
The Ohio State University PGY2 Pain Management & Palliative Care (PMPC) residency offers patient care experiences in outpatient and inpatient care settings, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Teaching and Learning Program through classroom experiences at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to provide pharmaceutical care for patients with pain management or palliative care needs in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings, to precept pharmacy trainees, to support safe opioid use within the health system, and to conduct clinical practice research.
Most of the training and learning experiences for the PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care residency program take place at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The resident focuses on learning opportunities in inpatient and outpatient palliative care and pain management in a large academic medical center with experiences in both acute and chronic care. The Palliative Medicine Division at Ohio State is well networked with other Central Ohio Palliative Medicine fellowship and residency programs, creating a broad educational network with interdisciplinary preceptors, mentors, and colleagues for the resident. Partnership with other Central Ohio practice sites provides a diverse experience in hospice and end of life care for the resident.
At all practice sites, caring for patients with palliative care needs is integrated with becoming an expert in pain and symptom management across a wide variety of disease states and disease trajectories. The resident will also have many experiences in managing pain and other symptoms for patients with comorbid substance use disorders and terminal disease. The diversity of educational forums and patient care experiences provides a well-rounded program that can be tailored to fit the interests of the resident and facilitate achievement of professional goals. Program graduates will be well prepared to provide pharmaceutical care for pain, palliative, and hospice patients in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
More about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Palliative Medicine consult service at OSUWMC serves patients with life-limiting illness at variable stages of disease across the institution, including University Hospital, The James Cancer Hospital, and The Ross Heart Hospital. The outpatient palliative clinic serves patients with symptoms related to cancer and cancer therapies.
University Hospital (UH)
University Hospital (UH) is the flagship hospital with over 900 beds. UH is a major referral center for patients throughout Ohio and the Midwest. Palliative Medicine completes consults on patients in the surgical and medical ICUs and on general acute care floors for a variety of disease states and to help establish goals of care.
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. The James is a 306 bed cancer and critical care tower which opened in December of 2014. The palliative medicine consult team is commonly consulted for complex symptom management and to establish goals of care for patients that are newly diagnosed, receiving cancer therapies, or at the end of life.
The Ross Heart Hospital
The Ross Heart Hospital is a leader in cardiology and heart surgery and is the only nationally ranked heart hospital in the area. The Ross is one of the largest centers for the implantation of LVAD devices in the world in addition to providing heart and lung transplants. Palliative medicine is highly integrated into the care of cardiac patients at all stages, including establishing goals of care prior to aggressive interventions.
Center for Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic
The outpatient palliative care team is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, nurses, chaplains, psychologists, and harm reduction counselors who together work to provide whole person care to cancer patients experiencing symptoms related to cancer and cancer therapies. The clinic operates 5 days per week and actively follows approximately 1200 patients. A extension of the clinic, the Palliative Care Harm Reduction and Resiliency Clinic, cares for patient with comorbid cancer-related pain and substance use disorders. Additionally, palliative care clinicians provide embedded palliative care within the Thoracic Oncology Clinic, Geriatric Palliative Care Clinic, and Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.
In addition to direct patient care experiences, the resident will also deliver didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has the opportunity to earn a Teaching and Learning Program certificate. Professional development programming is coordinated by The OSU College of Pharmacy and The Wexner Medical Center throughout the residency year. The resident is expected to complete and publish at least one major research or quality improvement project with collaborative support from the Resident Research Committee, the preceptors, and practitioners from the clinical practice sites. The resident will precept IPPE and APPE students and be involved in layered learning while interacting with other pharmacy, medical, and nursing trainees at the practice sites.
Required Learning Experiences
Acute Pain Management
Chronic/Interventional Pain Management
Inpatient Palliative Care in Oncology
Inpatient Palliative Care in Internal Medicine
Inpatient Palliative Care in Cardiology
Outpatient Palliative Care
Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders
Inpatient Hospice Care
Hospice Home Care
Independent Practitioner Capstone
Practice Management & Professional Development
1 year longitudinal
Teaching & Precepting
Elective Learning Experiences
3-6 month longitudinal
Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care
4 weeks plus competency training
Sickle Cell Pain Management
For more information, please visit The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs webpage: http://www.osupharmacyresidency.com/
Additional Benefits and Requirements:
PhORCAS Application Deadline: January 2, 2023
Number of Positions: 1
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Annual Salary – $48,500
Vacation Days – 10 days
Support for up to two national conferences
Staffing Requirements at The James – 20 weekends per year
Completion of a major quality improvement or research project
Must be eligible for Ohio licensure to practice pharmacy, with preferred licensure deadline of July 31, 2023
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 2021 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.