Ambulatory Care

Residency Program Director
  • Cory P. Coffey, PharmD, BCACP, BCPP

    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
    • PGY1 offered in Ambulatory Care Settings Residency Program Director
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Community Residency with emphasis in ambulatory care and academia, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, The Ohio State University
Previous Year Residents
  • Kaitlin Kuznacic

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care, The Ohio State College of Pharmacy/General Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Blake Pitstick

    Oncology Infusion Pharmacist, Kettering Cancer Center, Kettering OH
  • Michael Murphy

    Pharmacy Advancement Fellow, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Heather Johnson

    Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist-Internal Medicine, West Virginia University Medicine
  • Drew Prescott

    Clinical Assistant Professor in Ambulatory Care at the University of Nebraska Medicine College of Pharmacy
  • Cristina Murphy

    Clinical Pharmacist,El Rio Health, AZ
  • Emily Eddy

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University
  • Ayoung Kim

    Medication Safety & Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Ohio Health
  • Morgan Payne

    PGY2 Ambulatory, University of Colorado
  • Jennifer Wilson

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Atrius Health, Boston, MA

About the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program offered in Ambulatory Care Settings


PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication- related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


The aim of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Program offered in Ambulatory Care Settings is to provide the resident with experience and
confidence to:
» Be change agents who can develop, implement, and deliver patient care
» Pursue practice, leadership, and academic positions in ambulatory care settings

This PGY1 program fosters development of knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide
outstanding direct patient care and to educate current and future practitioners in ambulatory care
settings. This program consists of seven sites with strong pharmacy presence in
patient-centered medical homes.


IM Clinic 2OSU General Internal Medicine Clinic 

The OSU General Internal Medicine Clinics are a network of 7 NCQA tier 3-patient centered-medical homes and the primary outpatient sites for the nationally-recognized Ohio State University Internal Medicine Residency program. The network is part of the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, an Alternative Payment Model focused on value-based care and primary care transformation. The pharmacy team at the site is directly involved in the leadership, development, and delivery of the value-based care initiatives.

Pharmacy residents at this site will interact with more than 100 medical residents, 60 attending physicians, and have access to more than 70,000 patients in an interdisciplinary clinic setting. The pharmacy resident has opportunities to work with physicians to design therapeutic plans for the management of chronic disease states such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, chronic non-malignant pain and depression/anxiety, along with a variety of acute care issues.

Patient interaction is encouraged through comprehensive medication reviews, transitional care management, anticoagulation management, diabetes and asthma device teaching, and individualized medication counseling.

Providers within the clinic refer patients to an interdisciplinary diabetes management clinic, where, an interdisciplinary team including physicians and pharmacists, provides individualized care, goal setting and disease education to patients with poorly controlled diabetes. Pharmacists follow up between clinic visits to titrate medications and assess patient progress toward goals. Additionally, pharmacists at the OSU General Internal Medicine clinics provide timely care for patients during transitions of care, complete comprehensive medication reviews through the OutcomesMTM platform, and participates in population health initiatives.

The pharmacy resident plays a vital role in providing answers to drug information questions and educating other health care providers on pertinent medication-related issues. The pharmacy resident also develops and delivers educational presentations to medical residents as part of an ambulatory curriculum.

The primary clinics are located at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza and Outpatient Care East.


The residency focuses primarily on Patient Care and Practice Management. The resident will participate in patient care activities at the primary sites. A required Dispensing Learning Experience is completed at one of a variety of community pharmacy sites. The resident will also teach in the PharmD curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. The resident will be expected to complete a major research project and have it manuscript ready for publication. The program is intended to have some flexibility and can be customized depending on the individual resident’s interests and needs. Elective opportunities at other sites are also available. Past residents recently have completed longitudinal experiences in Addiction Medicine, Geriatrics, and Academia.

Residency Manual and Requirements

Offered Learning Experiences

Sample Resident Schedule


Key Preceptors

Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care

Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, FAPhA
Associate Professor -Clinical Pharmacy, OSU College of Pharmacy
Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care

Cory Coffey, PharmD, BCACP, BCPP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care

Laura Hall, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor-Practice, OSU College of Pharmacy
Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care

Suzanne Higginbotham, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care

Lauren Kirk, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care

David Matthews, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor- Practice
OSU College of Pharmacy
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care

Jennifer Sabatino, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care


Application Deadline: January 2

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).


Start Date: July 1

Annual Salary – $47,500

Vacation Days – 7 days

All Ohio State Holidays

Staffing Requirement – 200 hours of teaching in the Ohio State College of Pharmacy curriculum

Completion of a Major Research Project


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