Residency Program Director
Casey May, PharmD, BCCCP, FNCS
- PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Associate Professor – Clinical, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Specialist, Neurocritical Care, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- PGY1 Pharmacy Practice/PGY2 Critical Care Residency, The University of Kentucky Healthcare
- PharmD, The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Previous Year Residents
Christopher Lee, PharmDPGY2 Cardiology - University of California-Davis
Alesia Adams, PharmDPGY2 Critical Care - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Zachary Arnold, PharmDPGY2 Oncology - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Megan McClain, PharmDPGY2 Ambulatory Care - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Samantha Pan, PharmDPGY2 Infectious Diseases - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
About the PGY1 Health-System Residency Program
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 PGY1 Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) provides opportunities to accelerate growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting. PGY1 residents acquire substantial knowledge required for skillful problem solving, refine their problem-solving strategies, strengthen their professional values and attitudes, and advance the growth of their clinical judgment. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at OSUWMC is an ASHP-Accredited 12-month program that provides the resident with a broad range of clinical and practice management experiences. Experiences that are required for an ASHP-accredited residency include inpatient acute care, practice management, and the completion of at least one project. Residents are provided with a variety of rotation options and flexibility with regard to personal areas of interest. The flexibility, versatility, and adaptability of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program allows each resident to design a residency specific to their areas of interest.
Residents completing the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at OSUWMC will be competent, autonomous, and confident clinical pharmacists who are ready to assume a position as a clinical pharmacist, PGY2 resident, or fellow in the acute or ambulatory care setting. Additionally, the program prepares our graduating clinical pharmacists to conduct outcomes related research and provides teaching in the form of preceptorship, didactic education, and education to our patients and healthcare partners.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is composed of three types of PGY1 pharmacy residents including: PGY1 Pharmacy Residents (PGY1), PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residents (HSPAL), PGY1 Investigational Drugs and Research Residents (IDR), and PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Residents (Pharmacotherapy). PGY1 residents will interact with all our PGY2 residents across OSUWMC and with residents completing a residency at The Ohio State College of Pharmacy. This provides an opportunity to be a part of a large and very diverse Pharmacy Residency Program that not only enhances your experience while at the OSUWMC but is the beginning of a very large network of former Ohio State residency graduates.
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 multihospital delivery system recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation.
More 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 American Burn Associated verified adult burn center for the region
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. OSUWMC features the world’s most advanced cancer and critical care hospital which opened in December of 2014. With the opening of the new hospital, our institution boasts an Emergency Department (ED) with over 100 beds and an area dedicated specifically to the care of cancer patients within the ED. Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neuro Intensive Care, and Cancer specific ICU patient care areas also exist within the new cancer and critical care tower.
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. University Hospital East has a 19 bed mixed medical/surgical ICU.
Harding Hospital/Dodd Hall
In addition, the OSUWMC 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 OSU 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.
Rotational experience is designed to provide the resident with broad exposure to pharmacy services and patient populations and is the backbone of the PGY1 Residency experience. The structure of the resident’s rotation schedule will be tailored to each resident. Factors impacting the residents’ schedule include: a resident’s interest in exploring specialty areas prior to early commitment dates and ASHP Midyear Meeting, preceptor availability, other learners (residents or students) scheduled on rotations, resident progression in previous rotations, and potential employment opportunities for the resident after residency. Required resident learning experiences are listed in Table 1 and slight differences between the PGY1, HSPAL, IDR, and Pharmacotherapy residents are noted. All longitudinal experiences will be 11 months in duration and will be scheduled to start after the orientation period, August 1st, and run through June 30th.
Outside of the requirements noted above, residents can choose additional DPC, Advanced DPC rotations, or other elective rotation opportunities listed in Table 2 and Table 3. All PGY1 residents must ensure that two-thirds of their PGY1 year are be spent in rotation areas that have direct patient care responsibilities; therefore, elective rotations must be selected accordingly to meet this standard.
BENEFITS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Application Deadline: January 2, 2024
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).
Required Supplemental Material:
- Supplemental Application
- Please use supplemental application link above. Applicants must upload supplemental documents to PhORCAS.
- Along with your application, we require three letters of recommendation. It is highly recommended that one to two of the letters be from a clinical rotation preceptor within the past six months.
Start Date: June 17, 2024
Annual Salary – $49,500
Vacation Days – 10 days
Holidays – 8 days
Staffing Requirement – 24 weekends per year