• Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS

    • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD

    • Dean of the College of Pharmacy

Our Mission

The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs will develop pharmacy leaders and practitioners who establish clinical excellence, deliver interdisciplinary education, and perform outcomes based research. As graduates, individuals will be capable of transforming healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative care models, safe medication use systems with advanced technology, and patient-centered education initiatives promoting equitable care within diverse communities.

Our Vision

To become the preeminent institution for pharmacy residency training by providing the highest quality, patient-centered experiences while fostering an environment for innovation and excellence.

The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency programs are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment where all learners and educators feel valued, celebrated and unified in their development as pharmacy professionals. In line with The Ohio State University, our programs strive to promote culturally competent and intellectually diverse learning opportunities curated to sustain and strengthen our global impact, advocate for equitable care, and advance the quality of pharmacy services provided for all.

Our programs are dedicated to advancing all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the following actionable principles:

  • Honor, respect, and celebrate cultural, social, and religious differences and experiences
  • Mitigate inequities and social barriers that hinder access to education while encouraging diversity in thought, experience and community
  • Implement programming to foster pipelines for pharmacists from marginalized and underrepresented communities to develop as professionals
  • Engage in continuous review and assessment of practices, policies and procedures to identify and mitigate the effects of systemic and individual bias where possible
  • Advocate for continued incorporation of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the interpersonal and organizational levels through streamlined programming, initiatives, and communication.
The History of The Ohio State Residency Program

The Ohio State University has a nearly 60-year history of excellence in training residents, beginning with the hospital pharmacy residency started in 1959 by the late former director Dr. Clifton J. Latiolais. Officially accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1963, The Ohio State University Hospitals Pharmacy residency program has produced 9 ASHP presidents, 6 Harvey AK Whitney Award recipients, 3 APhA presidents along with many local and state pharmacy organization officers.

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Training in health-system pharmacy administration became a discreet specialty in the late 1990s, and residency training at Ohio State’s University Hospitals expanded to specialty areas including general pharmacy practice, cardiology, ambulatory care, transplantation, and critical care.  The College of Pharmacy’s division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration established a national foothold on residency training in ambulatory care through the leadership of Professor Marialice Bennett.

Established in 1992, the ambulatory care residency program has produced leaders who have been instrumental in elevating the role of community and ambulatory care pharmacists. Graduates of these programs have won multiple awards and led the nation in developing innovative practice sites.

The pharmacy residency programs at The Ohio State University have entered into a new era of excellence and have officially combined all residency programs (from the hospital and the College) to represent Ohio State as one residency program. This program is now over 40 pharmacy residents strong – and combined faculty and medical center scholarship exceeds 80 peer reviewed publications annually.

Clifton J. Latiolais stated in his 1968 Harvey AK Whitney Award words that ring true as we approach the future history of our residency program at Ohio State:

With a properly directed, goal-oriented society, let us take that step, let us mold that attitude to achieve that dream, slowly yet methodically, practically yet idealistically, authoritatively yet softly. . . as we move into history.