As a leader in patient care, teaching, and research, The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs have over 75 years of combined experience in training residents. Completing a residency at The Ohio State University will place you among the hundreds of alumni who have obtained the knowledge and skills to practice and lead our profession both now and in the future.
Featured AlumniJohn B. Hertig
John B. Hertig
PharmD, MS, CPPS
- Current Position:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Center for Medication Safety Advancement
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
“Excellence in Innovation” Award, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and Upsher-Smith Laboratories (2015)
Glen J. Sperandio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year for Indiana (2014)
Type of Residency Training Completed at OSU: Health-System Pharmacy Administration (MS, 2-year program)
Year of Residency Completion: 2010
Why was completing a residency at Ohio State beneficial to your career?
Without question, the OSU-HSPA residency program has been critically influential in my career. Specifically, my current success is the product of those mentors, many of which are associated with the residency program, who have been immensely impactful in my life. And so, in my current role as Associate Director of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, I strive to mentor others in their own professional journey. The OSU-HSPA program in conjunction with the Latiolais Leadership Program (LLP) gave me the mentorship, training, and experience to be a leader of pharmacy no matter the career; more than just a program designed to train the next pharmacy operations manager, the skills, opportunities, and mentors throughout my residency helped me maximize my own interests and passions. To date, this has culminated in my current non-traditional role as I lead a team of people, manage strategic initiatives, form global partnerships, and educate others as an expert in medication safety. As a professional, I do my very best to live and work by the “Latiolais Success Characteristics” as published in the September 2013 Hospital Pharmacy Director’s Forum article:
- Be dedicated to Leadership
- Sincerely care about your people
- Never be satisfied with the status quo
- Implement your vision
In everything I do, I hope to excel in these tenets, making my colleagues, my patients, my customers, my family, and my fellow alumni of this renowned program proud.
- Current Position:
Featured ResidentsAthena Triglia-MSY2
- Why did I choose to complete a residency? I chose to complete a pharmacy residency due to my passion for being a lifelong learner and drive to surround myself with an atmosphere that is entirely structured around strengthening my personal and professional development. As a pharmacy resident, I knew that I would have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different learning experiences that would contribute to my “tool belt” of knowledge that would allow me to thrive in any role following graduation.
- Why OSU? I chose to complete a residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for many reasons, but a few key contributors to this decision include the welcoming atmosphere, the drive for success, the legacy associated with this success, and the program’s intentional structure fostered to optimize my learning experience. As a resident here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I am surrounded by preceptors dedicated to my personal and professional growth and am supported by years of Buckeye Alumni to lean on for support and guidance. I am truly so honored and proud to be a Buckeye!
Featured PreceptorKelli Barnes
Name: Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP
Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice site at The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine Clinics
“Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?”
During residency, each pharmacy resident makes a leap from student to healthcare provider; participating in that leap is one of the most rewarding parts of my everyday practice. I love to help residents develop confidence in their own innovative practice styles and create the future to which they aspire through personal career advancement and the advancement of our profession. Each year there is a defining moment where a resident realizes they’ve made the transformation from student to practitioner; that defining moment is one of the most rewarding and inspiring things a resident and preceptor can experience.
In addition to impacting the growth of the resident, precepting is beneficial to my growth and practice as well. Our residents teach me something new every day and inspire me to provide outstanding care for our patients and excellent education to our students. Residency training at The Ohio State University not only impacts residents and preceptors, but it also expands pharmacy practice and improves patient care at The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine clinics each year. My goal is to train outstanding healthcare providers who will go out and change the profession and while fulfilling this goal, I am fortunate to learn from, be inspired by, and have fun with our pharmacy residents. It’s because of this, that precepting pharmacy residents is so incredibly rewarding.
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