PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters
Health-System Residency

Residency Program Director
  • Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS

    • Chief Pharmacy Officer
Previous Year Residents
  • 2023

    Teddy Nemunaitis, PharmD, MS

    Manager of Pharmacy Operations - Colorado Children's Hospital
  • Anna Lattos, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Pharmacy Manager - St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital
  • Rachel Chiou, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Clinical Manager, Specialty & Home Delivery Pharmacy - University of North Carolina
  • Tara Bracken, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Pharmacy Consultant - Visante
  • 2022

    Christian Tulio, PharmD, MBA, MS

    Pharmacy Operations Manager, University of Utah
  • Chan Truong, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Pharmacy Manager, Supply Chain Services, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
  • Jennifer Booth, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Assistant Director, Outpatient Oncology Infusion at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Henry Clark, PharmD, MS, BCPS

    Pharmacy Manager in Automation and Distribution at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2021

    Olga Vlashyn

    Manager of Pharmacy Infusion Services Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • William Hammonds

    Ambulatory Care and Transitions of Care Clinical Manager, West Virginia University Medicine
  • Lauren Aschermann

    Pharmacy Manager, Pediatrics (American Family Children’s Hospital), Adult Surgery and Nutrition Support, University of Wisconsin
  • 2020

    Andre Fernandes

    Medication Access Manager, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Lauren Stanz

    Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Children's Health, Dallas
  • Stephanie Salch

    Pharmacy Manager, Home Infusion Services, UNC
  • Morgan Forshay

    Pharmacy Manager, Inpatient Oncology, The James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute
  • 2019

    Marissa Stoffel

    Pharmacy Manager, Sterile Products and Operations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Adam Smith

    Oncology Pharmacy Operations Manager, Houston Methodist
  • Broderick Olson

    Finance Management Pharmacist, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
  • Benjamin Groves

    Supply Chain Management Pharmacist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 2018

    Halden VanCleave

    Clinical Manager, Vanderbilt University
  • Andrew Thorne

    System Manager of Investigational Drug Services, UNC
  • Noriko Kay

    Pharmacy Manager, Home Infusion, BayCare Health System
  • Emily Griffin

    Clinical Manager, Acute Care Services, UNC
  • 2017

    Erich Brechtelsbauer

    Manager, Ambulatory Infusion, Emory University Hospital Midtown & Winship Cancer Institute; Atlanta, GA
  • Erin Rogers Stanley

    Medication Safety Officer, Jewish Hospital, KentuckyOne Health
  • Benjamin Pennell

    Pharmacy Manager, Central Operations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 2016

    Blake Shay

    Pharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Women’s and Children's Hospital
  • Priya Sahadeo

    Lead Pharmacist, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Les Louden

    Pharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Rachel Hipp

    Transitions of Care Manager, Cleveland Clinic


The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency was established at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) in 1959 and has achieved national recognition as one of the most successful administrative training programs in the country. The twenty-four-month program offers an ASHP accredited combined PGY1 pharmacy and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) with Master of Science (MS) in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

The focus of the HSPAL residency is to produce leaders who are equipped to meet the ongoing demands of a dynamic healthcare environment and are able to direct the future of the profession. Residents gain experience in a wide variety of clinical service lines toprovide them with the administrative and clinical skills necessary to positively impact patient care while advancing the pharmacy profession.

In order to accomplish this goal, the program is directed towards providing residents with the skills to:

  • Understand the managerial, financial, and organizational aspects of health-system pharmacy
  • Design strategies to effectively incorporate and expand pharmacy practice within the changing healthcare environment
  • Directly provide pharmaceutical care to patients and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team

Residency training is geared to complement and extend the knowledge gained in graduate study courses by providing a variety of experiences in administrative pharmacy activities.

Residency Sites

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 1,506 bed multi-hospital 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.

Read about the sites

University Hospital (UH)

University Hospital (UH) is our flagship hospital with over 900 beds. UH is a major referral center for patients throughout Ohio and the Midwest, and is one of the busiest kidney and pancreas transplant centers in the world. UH is also an international center for neuromodulation research and neurological care. In addition, UH is a level 1 trauma center in addition to being the primary burn center for the region.

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care — a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs sponsored by the NCI. As the cancer program’s 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. With 21 floors and more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care.

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. Each floor of the 150-bed hospital is dedicated to a specific service, which helps us provide specialized care for every patient. 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.

University Hospitals East (UHE)

University Hospitals East (UHE) blends the friendly atmosphere of a community hospital with the advantages of being a part of a major academic medical center. Located on the eastern edge of downtown Columbus, University Hospital East offers renowned Ohio State services in orthopedic care, emergency services, cancer care, addiction services, ear, nose and throat care, heart care, radiology and imaging services, rehabilitation and wound healing. In addition, the OSUWMC also boasts Harding Hospital, which offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health services in addition to Dodd Hall which is a nationally recognized and accredited rehabilitation program specializing in stroke, brain, and spinal cord rehabilitation.

The Brain and Spine Hospital

The Brain and Spine Hospital opened in the Fall of 2016 and is a state-of-the-art facility for the advanced management, care and healing of patients with neurological disorders.The hospital consists of 87 private beds and specialized units for stroke and neurovascular, neurotrauma, epilipsy, spine, chronic pain, neuromodulaton, multiple sclerosis, congnitive and movement disorders, as well as an innovative new model for acute spinal cord injuries.

The Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at The OSUWMC is one of the largest in the country.  With over 400 employees, and a practice model that includes both clinical pharmacy generalists and clinical pharmacy specialists, our goal is the provision of outstanding, state of the art care. We advise our staff on the best use of medications, develop safeguards for our patients to prevent medication errors and develop transformative pharmacy practice in health-systems.

We are guided in this mission by our strategic plan that focuses on five key priorities: optimizing our pharmacy information system, refining our practice model, enhancing our medication safety program, establishing the pharmacy as a workplace of choice in Central Ohio and refining our academic relationships and department scholarship. Training future generations of pharmacists is a vital part of our mission. Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for our residency programs while providing experiential training for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students.

Our residency program has a 55-year tradition of excellence with our graduates being well-prepared to work at a high-level in a wide-variety of institutional and ambulatory patient care facilities. The Department of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Ohio State College of Pharmacy, strives to develop the skills of our residents and provide a residency program that is recognized nationally for the quality and excellence of its graduates.

Program History

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy enjoys a long tradition of excellence in residency training and education. The goal is to provide a comprehensive experience for the resident so that they may assume a position of leadership in pharmacy. Over 350 leaders have graduated in its first 60 years of existence. Today, these graduates continue to advance the profession of pharmacy in various avenues across the country. We offer this legacy to those interested in the MS Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Master’s Program Coursework

Didactic coursework will be spread evenly across both years to allow for completion of a PGY1 certificate the first year and focus on administrative rotations the second year. Residents will participate in rotations and complete virtual asynchronous and synchronous coursework throughout each semester.

Quality Improvement Projects

Residents will be required to complete one operational audit during their first administrative rotation of the PGY1 year. Audit topics commonly involve evaluations of current processes and protocols with an operational focus. Audit preceptors evaluate the residents’ research and writing abilities, and then provide feedback on each of the audits in order to further develop and refine the residents’ skills. A medication use evaluation will also be completed during the first year of residency and this will be presented at the Vizient Midyear Poster Session and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.

Longitudinal Management

During the second year, residents will manage pharmacists and technicians within a pharmacy department service area with a goal of enhancing both managerial and decision-making skills. Potential service areas include but are not limited to: Surgical ICU satellite pharmacy, Ross satellite pharmacy, OSU East Community Hospital pharmacy, emergency medicine clinical specialists, transplant pharmacy clinical specialists, sterile products area, outpatient retail pharmacy, investigational drug services and the outpatient oncology infusion pharmacy.


Residents are expected to complete a major research project and formally present results at Residency Conference and/or Seminar. This project may also be the same project used to fulfill the requirement for the Master’s Degree. The resident must also submit a project manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Additional Experiences

Beyond the didactic coursework and rotation activities, residents also participate in journal clubs, attend and present continuing education at the Department of Pharmacy’s Resident Education Series and attend local and national meetings. During the first year, residents will rotate responsibility with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on-call pager as well as primary code blue coverage. Additionally, all residents are required to volunteer at the Columbus Free Clinic for 12 hours throughout the year.

Rotation Experiences

During the first year, residents complete month-long rotations, which include both administrative and clinical rotations. In total, residents will complete six weeks of orientation, at least twelve administrative rotations, eight clinical rotations and the option of an offsite/elective rotation during the twenty-four-month experience. During the second year, residents are encouraged to sit for the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) exam.

Example Schedule

PGY1 Learning Experiences

Required Patient Care Rotations

  • Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care


Elective Patient Care Rotations

  • See below
  • Two-thirds of PGY1 are required to be spent in patient care rotations

Administrative Learning Experiences

  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Use
  • Administration

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • On-call
  • Staffing
  • Columbus Free Clinic
  • Code coverage
  • Resident Education Session
  • Audit/Administration Project
Patient Care Rotations
Acute Care Ambulatory Care Cardiology Critical Care Heme/Oncology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nutrition Support/Surgery
  • Pain and Palliative Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Hepatology
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Pulmonary
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Antiarrhythmic Clinic
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • HIV Clinic
  • Hyperlipidemia Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Outpatient oncology
  • Transitions of Care Clinic
  • Solid Organ Transplant Clinic
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Advanced heart failure
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Lung Transplant
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Neuro Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Oncology Intensive Care
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Head & Neck/Sarcoma
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Clinical Trials Unit
  • Benign Hematology, Lymphoma, Myeloma
PGY2 Learning Experiences
Required Resident Learning Experiences

  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration
    & Leadership (CPO)
  • Inpatient Operations Management
  • Infusion Management
  • Outpatient Specialty/Retail Management
  • Patient Care Management

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Longitudinal Management
  • Research
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Staffing
  • Administrator On-Call
  • Columbus Free Clinic
Elective Resident Learning Experiences

  • Medication Safety 2
  • Community Hospital Administration
  • Ambulatory Care Management
  • Informatics
  • 340B Operations—Apexus
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Leadership
    and Strategic Planning
  • Advanced Patient Care Management
  • Advanced Infusion Management
  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Advanced Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • Advanced Community Hospital Administration

Key Preceptors

Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Assistant Dean for Medical Center Affairs
HSPAL Residency Program Director

Amanda Hafford, PharmD, MS
Associate Director, Acute Care Services
HSPAL Residency Program Co-Coordinator

Ben Lopez, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS
Director, Enterprise Operations
HSPAL Residency Program Co-Coordinator

Joseph Melucci, RPh, MBA
Director, Pharmacy Informatics and Medication Safety

Ariane Schieber, PharmD
Director, Outpatient Pharmacy Services

Anneliesa Henslee, PharmD, MS
Associate Director, Specialty and Retail Pharmacy Services

Jennifer Booth, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Administration

Melissa Snider, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, BCACP
Associate Director, Ambulatory Care

Kim Howell, RPh, MHI
Assistant Director, Acute Care and Perioperative Services

Joy Lehman, PharmD, BCNSP
Assistant Director, Non-Oncology Infusion and Medication Compliance

Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS
Associate Director, James Cancer Hospital Clinical Services

Steven Loborec, PharmD, MS, MPH, BCPS
Assistant Director, Finance, Supply Chain and 340B Services 

Mitch Dorn, PharmD, MS
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Operations

Stephen Polley, PharmD, MPA, MS, BCPS
Assistant Director, Cancer Pharmacy and Investigational Drug Services

Morgan Forshay, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Cancer Pharmacy Services

Selected MS/Resident Research

  • Emergency department targeted discharge prescription evaluation at an academic medical center Griffin E, Rozycki E, Jordan T, Rodis J, Neidecker M, North A
  • Implementation and evaluation of pharmacist-provided injections in the outpatient pharmacy driven by private payer site-of-care policies Kay N, Wolowiec K, Hudson-DiSalle S ,Ganio M, Jordan T, Kennerly J, Neidecker M
  • Cost-benefit analysis of an electronic medical record integrated, perpetual pharmacy inventory system at a large academic medical center Thorne A,  Prier B, Lopez B, Neidecker M
  • Prevalence and patters of controlled-substance diversion behaviors by healthcare workers: suggestions for improved surveillance VanCleave H, Weber R,  Mirtallo J, Plant J, Knupp A

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Start Date: June 20

Annual Salary:
PGY1: $53,000
PGY2: $54,000

Vacation Days: 10 days per year

Staffing Requirement:
PGY1: 24 weekends
PGY2: 20 weekends

how to apply

Application Process through PhORCAS:

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).

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Supplemental Requirements:

Application Deadline: January 3, 2024


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