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

    • PGY1 Community-based Residency Program Director
    • Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration at The Ohio State University

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Previous residents for past 2 Years - Where they are now
  • Miranda Cain, PharmD

    In-Clinic RX Pharmacist - North Carolina
  • Douglas Choi, PharmD

    Pharmacist, Kroger Columbus Division
  • Jared Malott, PharmD

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Matthew Merical, PharmD

    Pharmacist, Saint Joseph’s Health System, South Bend, Indiana
  • Victor Perez, PharmD

    Specialty Pharmacist, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Andrea Adegoke, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist , McDowell’s Pharmacy, Scotland Neck, NC
  • Jameliah Brown, PharmD

    Transitions of Care Pharmacist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Kelly Speirs, PharmD

    Instructor, Columbus State Community College and OSU College of Pharmacy
  • Alvin Choy, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, Equitas Health, Columbus, OH 
  • Emily Wicker, PharmD

    Pharmacist, Conway’s Pharmacy, Mt. Vernon, OH
  • Jennifer Um, PharmD

    Pharmacist, Madison Health, London, OH

About the PGY1 Community-based Program

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.

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

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.

Program Structure and Learning Experiences

The residency focuses on key learning experiences coordinated from the primary practice site. These learning experiences include patient care, patient centered dispensing, practice management including development of a quality improvement project and new clinical service, major research project, and teaching. The resident will also teach at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. The resident will be expected to complete a major research project and write a manuscript suitable for publication.  Additional longitudinal learning experiences may be tailored to promote the growth and skills of the resident depending on availability and interest.  Current optional longitudinal opportunities include an ambulatory care learning experience and a Partner for Promotion mentoring learning experience.

Direct Patient Care and Practice Management, 75%

The majority of the residency is a longitudinal experience in patient care, patient centered dispensing, and practice management at the primary site. Practice management will include the development of skills in clinical project management including a new or revitalized clinical service and a quality improvement project aligning with standardized community pharmacy quality improvement criteria. Two-thirds of a resident’s time is spent in direct patient care through the patient care and patient centered dispensing learning experiences, during which time the resident will develop advanced patient care skills.

Teaching, 15%

The resident will participate in classroom teaching and teaching related activities. Teaching experiences are longitudinal and are typically assigned for one academic semester during the year. Residents facilitate workshops in pharmacy practice courses and in the professional practice laboratory series. Residents also have the opportunity to lecture. A teaching workshop is held each summer covering the pedagogy of teaching. Teaching roundtables are held eight months out of the year. Each resident is assigned a teaching mentor from the faculty, and the resident will be able to complete a teaching portfolio to qualify for a teaching certificate at the end of the residency. (10%)

Residents will also develop precepting skills under the mentorship of preceptors at the primary practice site; skills include instruction, modeling, coaching, and facilitating experiential learners. (5%)

Major Project, 10%

The resident will be required to develop, conduct and present a practice oriented major project. A timeline guides the resident through the development, implementation, and completion of the major project. Each resident will submit to Ohio State’s IRB. The project will be presented at a national meeting as a poster presentation, presented at the annual regional residency conference or other appropriate venue as a podium presentation, and submitted in a suitable manuscript form for dissemination by the end of the residency.

Professional Development

The residency program provides both an introductory orientation to the program and an orientation series to review and enhance the resident’s knowledge and skills and to build a professional development foundation. Residency meetings are held covering residency administration and planning, research, and current topics. A fall residents’ retreat is held to prepare residents for career planning and recruitment. Residents will engage with a national organization through attendance at a national meeting, present their major project as a poster presentation, and a podium presentation at a regional residency conference or other appropriate venue. Residents are expected to engage with the Ohio Pharmacists Association throughout the year.  Residents will also participate in one of four resident lead committees (well-being, social media, professional development, or recruitment). A stipend is provided to assist with expenses related to travel.

Residency Manual and Requirements

Residency Research Projects

Key Preceptors

Jarrett Bauder, PharmD
Manager, Uptown Pharmacy

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

Erin Blank, PharmD
Manager, Kroger Pharmacy

Jacquelyn Kissel, PharmD, RPh, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacist, Equitas Health

JoMarie Richardson
Market Pharmacy Director, Equitas Health

Zachary Kerns, PharmD
Pharmacist, Equitas Health

Residency Sites

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 22 offices in 12 cities and a fleet of mobile outreach vehicles, 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.

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 ambulatory care 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 have the opportunity to participate in dispensing naloxone at Safe Point (one of the largest needle exchange programs in Ohio) as well as other public health initiatives through our mobile fleets. For a rounded experience, Equitas Health residents will engage with all aspects of the organization from administrative to case management.

Site Coordinator – Jacquelyn Risner-Kissel, PharmD, RPh

The Kroger Patient Care System  

Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of the Kroger Co., is one of America’s leading community healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies in 35 states, 11 specialty pharmacies, and 225 clinics. Our team of 22,000 healthcare practitioners – from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians – serves over 18 million patients. Kroger Health pharmacies span across 20 banners, including Fry’s, Ralphs, Smith’s, Dillons, King Soopers and Fred Meyer.  Kroger Health operates the 4th largest pharmacy and 2nd largest retail clinic in the United States.

Kroger Health is committed to the development of a community-based pharmacist practitioner. We strive to develop leaders who work as part of both pharmacy and interprofessional teams to create, provide, and manage innovative patient care services that support Kroger Health’s purpose, vision, and mission.

To feed the human spirit
To help people live healthier lives
Improve outcomes through simplified solutions that combine health, wellness, & nutrition; connecting with people on an emotional and personal level

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Recent honors and awards include 2023 Retailer of the Year by Mass Market Retailers (MMR), recognition by NAPB Digital Pharmacy Accreditation, and for the fifth consecutive time The Little Clinic has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval.

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Kroger Company will give the resident a one-of-a-kind residency experience. Our preceptors and site coordinators at the Kroger Company are truly committed to your success as a resident and will assist you in your journey through 2 to 3 Kroger Pharmacy locations in Columbus. These sites allow you to experience a wide variety of patients, pharmacy staff, and will hone your skills and abilities as a community-based practitioner. As a resident of the Ohio State College of Pharmacy – ranked in the top 10 Colleges of Pharmacy for over a decade by US News & World Report – you will work alongside world class faculty and staff as you participate in your research and teaching experiences. This network of students, faculty, staff, and preceptors will help you not only to complete your goals but will push you to become a change agent for the profession of pharmacy and community-based practice.

Website: Kroger Health

Site Coordinator – 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.


Site Coordinator – Cara Hoyt, PharmD

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  January 3

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

plus 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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