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
  • Logan Hunkus

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care - Cleveland Clinic
  • 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 (PharmD) 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.


OSU General Internal Medicine Clinic 

The OSU General Internal Medicine Clinics are a network of 7 primary care clinics and the primary outpatient sites for the nationally-recognized Ohio State University Internal Medicine Residency program. The network is part of the CMS Primary Care First 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, 80 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, but not limited to, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, chronic non-malignant pain, depression/anxiety, and weight management along with a variety of acute care issues. Pharmacist collaborative practice agreements exist at the practice site in which the pharmacy resident will be heavily involved with over the year.

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

Providers within the clinic refer patients to the pharmacy team service where the pharmacist provides individualized care, goal setting through motivational interviewing, and disease education to patients with a variety of conditions.
Pharmacists follow up between clinic visits to start, stop, and titrate medications and assess patient progress toward goals, all through the robust collaborate practice agreements at the practice site. Additionally, pharmacists at the OSU General Internal Medicine clinics provide timely care for patients during transitions of care, completion of comprehensive medication reviews, and participation 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.

PrimaryOne Health

PrimaryOne Health is a federally qualified health center and is recognized as a NCQA tier 3 patient centered-medical home. P1H has ten locations throughout central Ohio, all located within culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods. P1H’s commitment to high-quality service, personal patient care, and access to state-of–the-art technology enables us to remain the fastest growing urban health center in central Ohio. Patients at P1H have access to primary healthcare, women’s healthcare, dental and vision services, nutrition planning, behavioral health services, and other specialty medical services for the entire family.

Pharmacists at PrimaryOne Health (P1H) provide patient care to the underserved patients of central Ohio as part of an interprofessional team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers/behavioral health clinicians, dieticians, and nurses. As a part of the primary care team, pharmacists at P1H work with patients and providers to design therapeutic treatment plans for the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, tobacco use, asthma, COPD, Hepatitis C, HIV PrEP, and more. For an increasing number of chronic disease states, P1H pharmacists manage conditions under collaborative practice (consult) agreements.

The pharmacy resident will have the opportunity to develop skills specific to working with an underserved patient population. Throughout the residency, the resident will work with video and live interpreters, assist patients and providers in resolving medication access issues including recommending the use of medication assistance programs, work with patients to overcome barriers to care, and optimizing 340B program participation.
Residents are considered a valued member of the P1H team through their contributions in direct patient care and the ability to serve as a drug information resource.

The primary clinics are the Parsons Avenue and East Main Street locations.


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

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

Lindsey Lee, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care

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

Michelle Maguire, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, Primary One Health

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

Ari Wagner, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist & PGY1 Site Coordinator
Ambulatory Care, Primary One Health

Ariel Williams, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist & PGY2 Site Coordinator
Ambulatory Care, Primary One Health


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 – $53,000

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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