Residency Program Director
  • Jennifer Seifert, MS, RPh, BCGP

    • PGY1 Community Care Residency Program Director
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration at The Ohio State University

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Previous Year Residents
  • Janessa Cohrs

    Clinical Specialist, Heart of Ohio
  • Ashley Erdmann

    Pharmacy Practice Advancement and Advocacy Fellow, OSU COP
  • Katie Miller

    Pharmacist, Remedi Seniorcare of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sam Miller

    Clinical Pharmacist, Enhanced Medication Services, Chicago, Illinois
  • Kristin Merz

    Pharmacist, Pickerington Pharmacy
  • Ronni Ehlers

    Experiential Community Projects, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Teagan Vaughn

    Clinical Pharmacist, Equitas Health
  • Danielle Kieck

    Community Faculty, Wilkes University Nesbit School of Pharmacy
  • Sarah Jones

    Clinical Pharmacist, Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio and Community Clinical Liaison
  • Garrett Lambert

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Duquesne University, PA
  • Kristine Mason

    PGY2/MS Kroger, Columbus Division
  • Kay Bahrey

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care/Education Program, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis
  • Kelsey Schmuhl

    Practice-Based Academic Fellowship with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health and Addiction
  • Laura Rowley

    Pharmacist at O'Reilly Family Pharmacy and Essentra Pharmacy, OH
  • Deanna Ruble

    Pharmacist, Walgreens
  • Lindsay Tsai

    Pharmacist, Kroger
  • Monica Johnson

    Pharmacist, West 7th Pharmacy, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Lisa Jacob

    Pharmacy Manager, Faith Community Pharmacy
  • Gina Pagano

    Pharmacist, Kroger
  • Nicholas Newman

    Pharmacy Manager, Essentra Pharmacy

About the PGY1 Community-based Program


Our mission is to empower pharmacists to be agents of change to lead practice transformation through collaborative and interprofessional patient care, education, and research.

PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Program Description: Graduates of this program are prepared to develop and provide patient care services, advance pharmacy practice, and hold academic positions in the community-based setting.

Charitable 2Residency Sites

Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio (CPCO) opened in 2010. CPCO is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit pharmacy providing pharmacy services to underserved patients in Franklin County, Ohio. CPCO serves patients at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who have no insurance, no prescription coverage, or who are unable to afford copayments.

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CPCO’s mission is to provide affordable and effective medication and pharmacy services and to coordinate access to health care for our most vulnerable neighbors.  CPCO aims to be a Local Solution to a National Crisis in prescription medication access. It’s goals are to decrease the number of people going without necessary prescription medications, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, and provide educational support for patients to learn about health and wellness. In addition to providing medication at no cost to patients, CPCO also provides extensive pharmacy services including medication therapy management, disease state, management including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Patients meet in a private consultation area with a pharmacist or a senior pharmacy student each time they visit the pharmacy.

CPCO has been recognized nationally by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and Community Pharmacy Foundation with the inaugural award for Innovations in Community-based practice with positive patient outomes. Locally, Columbus CEO named CPCO a 2019 HealthCare Trailblazer.

The pharmacy is funded by both private and public entities. All four major health systems in central Ohio, the city of Columbus, Franklin County, and many organizations and individuals sponsor the activities at CPCO. The pharmacy acquires medications through various methods including its drug repository program, bulk replenishment programs with pharmaceutical companies, and the purchase of medications.  A contracted director of development works with the pharmacy staff to continue to seek funding for growth.

The PGY1 community care resident participates in all aspects of clinical services at CPCO. In addition to teaching and research opportunities coordinated through the university, residents perform medication therapy management, assist in precepting five APPE pharmacy students each month, and strive to provide excellent care for patients as they navigate the health system. CPCO offers an abundance of opportunities for the year-long research project, quality improvement project and new service project. All team members also seek to increase community awareness about CPCO services to ultimately expand and improve care for our patients.

Primary Preceptor – Jennifer Seifert, RPh

Equitas Health

Established in 1984, Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio), is a regional not-for-profit community-based healthcare system and federally qualified community health center look-alike. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare organizations. With 17 offices in 11 cities, it serves more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia each year through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, community pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives.

The Equitas Health Pharmacy & Prizm magazine operate as social enterprises for Equitas Health; 100% of profits are reinvested back into the organization’s programs and services.

For more information, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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Equitas Health Medical Center

Equitas Health Medical Centers strive to be the gateway to good health for those at risk of or affected by HIV, for the LGBTQ community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home. In addition to routine primary care, we specialize in HIV/AIDS specialty care, PrEP, trans health, women’s health, STI screenings and treatment, and management of chronic conditions. All of our Medical Centers provide psychiatric care and behavioral health therapy. Equitas Health Pharmacies, located at each Medical Center, partner with our medical providers to offer complete specialized care. As Federally Qualified Health Center “look-alikes,” we offer services on a sliding fee scale for patients who do not have adequate insurance coverage.

Equitas Health strives to provide culturally competent care and has been recognized throughout Ohio as a leader in innovation and equity.

Equitas Health pharmacists participate on both the community and medical side of pharmacy practice. The resident will have the opportunity to work alongside AAHIVP certified pharmacists and other medical providers, such as doctors and certified nurse practitioners. Current Equitas Health Pharmacy services include medication therapy management, immunizations, chronic disease state management, collaborative practice agreements, and a patient management program offered to our specialty patients. Residents will also participate in dispensing naloxone at Safe Point (one of the largest needle exchange programs in Ohio). For a rounded experience, Equitas Health residents will engage with all aspects of the organization from administrative to case management.

Primary Preceptor – Jacquelyn Risner-Kissel, PharmD, RPh

The Kroger Patient Care System  

The Kroger Patient Care System (KPCS) serves as the leader of clinical service development and oversight for Kroger’s Columbus division with stores in Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia.  The Patient Care System is pharmacist-managed with a mission to improve patient care and advance community pharmacy practice.  For over 10 years, the Patient Care System has strived to incorporate advanced patient care services into our 119 community pharmacies.

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Kroger pharmacists care for a diverse population of patients across the communities they serve.  Services provided include medication therapy management, immunizations, wellness screenings, health and disease state management, and other patient education programs.

The resident at Kroger will become a leader in development, management, and advancement of clinical services.  Skills will be developed in marketing, business management, healthcare professional training, community outreach, and collaboration with Kroger’s upper management in addition to patient care, teaching, and research.

Kroger has been recognized for innovation in pharmacy practice, excellence in experiential education and precepting, dedication to providing superior customer service, and community involvement.


Primary Preceptor – Erin Blank, PharmD

DSC_9166Uptown Pharmacy

Uptown Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy located approximately 20 minutes from The Ohio State University campus in Westerville, Ohio. Uptown Pharmacy has been serving Westerville for more than 100 years, which has allowed the staff to become a trusted part of the community in both the eyes of patients and other healthcare providers.

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The pharmacy’s mission is to provide patients with personal healthcare by learning patients’ names, helping them understand their medications, and having pharmacists accessible to answer questions or make recommendations. Being able to provide that traditional “hometown pharmacy” atmosphere, while supplying the most advanced products, services and information available has been a source of pride. Uptown Pharmacy has been active in providing pharmacist driven patient care services to a wide variety of patient populations

Uptown Pharmacy was the first pharmacy in Ohio to provide immunizations, and has been very involved with the Ohio Pharmacists Association and its legislators to advance the immunizations pharmacists are able to provide in Ohio. It was also one of the original pharmacies involved in the APhA Foundation Project Impact: Hyperlipidemia.

Our pharmacists have been at the forefront, as community pharmacy has changed to meet the demands of the future. Today, as a result, Uptown offers blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings, anticoagulation management, adult immunizations, comprehensive medication therapy management consultations (MTM’s), disease-state education, custom prescription compounding and flavoring, medical device training and hormone replacement therapy management. The pharmacy serves as a rotation site for 4th year pharmacy students from The Ohio State University, Ohio Northern University, and the University of Cincinnati.

Residents are a part of our pharmacy care team and therefore responsible for involvement in all pharmacy care activities as well as prescription dispensing. Residents also develop skills in business administration, practice management, marketing and student precepting. In addition, residents have the opportunity to participate in ongoing projects and assist with the development of new clinical services within the pharmacy and Westerville community.

Primary Preceptor – Cara Hoyt, PharmD

Key Rotations/Experiences

The residency focuses primarily on 5 key learning experiences coordinated out of the primary practice site. These learning experiences include patient care, patient centered dispensing, practice management, major project management, and teaching. . The resident will also deliver didactic lectures 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 and publish at their major research project. Additional longitudinal learning experiences can be tailored to promote the growth and skills of the resident in meeting the objectives of the residency program.

Key Preceptors

Jarrett Bauder, PharmD
Manager, Uptown Pharmacy

Erin Blank, PharmD
Manager, Kroger Pharmacy

Holly Fahey, PharmD, BCGP
Manager of Clinical Operations
Charitable Pharmacy of Central

Louise Faiella, PharmD
Kroger Pharmacist

Jacquelyn Kissel, PharmaD, RPh, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacist – Equitas Health

Cara Hoyt, PharmD
Adjunct Assistant Professor for Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacist, Uptown Pharmacy

Nick Saltsman,PharmD, RPh, AAHIVP
Director of Pharmacy Services – Equitas Health

Jennifer Seifert, MS ,RPh, BCGP
Residency Program Director, Community PGY1
Executive Director of the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  January 1

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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