Q. When was the residency program at Ohio State started?Answer
The Ohio State University has a nearly 60-year history of excellence in training clinical and administrative residents, beginning with the hospital pharmacy residency started in 1959 by the late former director Dr. Clifton J. Latiolais. The residency was officially accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1963. OSU also became one of the first accredited community residency programs in 2000. The pharmacy leadership at The Ohio State University (OSU) have officially combined the residency programs at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) to offer one of the most comprehensive offerings of residency programs across the nation.
Q. In What settings do you offer residency programs?Answer
- Acute (Hospital)
- Ambulatory Settings
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA)
- Acute (Hospital)
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Pain and Palliative Care/Hospice
Q. Is research a required component of the residency program?Answer
All residents completing an Ohio State University pharmacy residency are required to complete one major project during the residency year related to an aspect of pharmacy practice consistent with accreditation requirements. Residents will present their research findings at either the Great Lakes Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors or the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference (OPRC) during the spring. Residents will also be expected to complete their manuscript prior to the conclusion of their respective residency program.
Q. What resources are available to assist the resident with their research projects?Answer
Prior to the beginning of the residency, preceptors will develop and discuss a list of potential ideas that could be completed as a resident project. For some of the PGY2 residency programs, resident generation of research ideas is also encouraged. After selecting a research topic, the resident, residency program director, and project advisor will select an interdisciplinary project committee. Additionally, the residents attend a Resident Research Lecture Series presented by the Ohio State College of Pharmacy and OSUWMC Department of Pharmacy faculty, physicians who collaborate with pharmacists, and visiting professors who have demonstrated success in conducting research, grant writing, and publishing. These lectures provide the residents with the necessary foundational knowledge to begin their project. Finally, all residents are granted the opportunity to partner with a biostatistician for their project. This resource is incredibly helpful in assisting the resident with study design, sample size determination, and final statistical analysis of the results.
Q. Are teaching opportunities available for residents? Is a teaching certificate available and/or required?Answer
Ohio State residents have several teaching opportunities which may include: acquiring a teaching certificate, serving as a primary preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE), assisting the primary preceptor for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) (ex. topic discussions, patient review, etc.), lecturing in the PharmD curriculum, and teaching case-based workshops and other active learning sessions. The teaching certificate provided through The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Training Program is required for some residency programs and optional for others. It is recommended to discuss teaching opportunities and requirements with the RPD of each program. For more information on the teaching certificate program, please refer to this document.
Q. What is the salary? Are moving expenses provided? Is funding available for residents to attend professional meetings?Answer
The stipend for PGY1 residents is $47,500 and $48,500 (these may vary each year) for PGY2 residents. Residents receive a comprehensive health benefits package which includes health care, prescription coverage, and optional dental and eye care. Residents are granted paid vacation time and ill time as appropriate. Financial support is provided for residents to attend the ASHP Midyear and Great Lakes Residency Conference or Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference. Additional funding may also be available to participate in other professional meetings depending on departmental budget.
Q. I am not a U.S. citizen. Are you able to sponsor my visa?Answer
We welcome applications from non-U.S. citizens who have a “green card” (permanent resident status) or a current visa valid through the entire duration of the residency program. The Ohio State University pharmacy residency programs are NOT able to sponsor visas for pharmacy residents (PGY1 or PGY2).
Q. Do residents have parking privileges?Answer
There are several parking options from which residents may choose. The cost of the options varies and additional information can be found on the CampusParc website. http://osu.campusparc.com/
Q. Where will I find affordable housing during my residency year at The Ohio State University?Answer
An apartment guide is prepared for incoming residents and is updated annually. Current residents are excellent resources to help identify affordable housing options in locations that are convenient and desirable for young professionals. You may also learn more about Columbus by visiting the Columbus Culture spot on our website.
Q. Is office space available?Answer
Residents are provided with individual office space and computers.