Pgy 2 Program

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

    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care 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
  • Chris Hernandez, PharmD

    Associated Faculty - Assistant Professor Practice at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Kaitlin Kuznacic, PharmD

    Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinic Specialist, Renal Care - Boston Medical Center
  • Ariela Wagner, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, PrimaryOne Health
  • Lindsey Lee, PharmD

    Clinical Pharmacist, OSU General Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Ariel McDuffie

    Clinical Pharmacist, PrimaryOne Health
  • Ana Simonyan

    Specialty Clinical Pharmacist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Shibu Varughese

    Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care, St. Peters Health Partners Albany, NY
  • Sha-Phawn Williams

    Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College of Pharmacy
  • Marilee Clemons

    Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Toledo Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Jangus Whitner

    Clinical Pharmacist, PrimaryOne Health
  • Priyasha Patel

    Clinical Pharmacist, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
  • Lisa Mueller

    Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Community Health Network, Indianapolis
  • Rose Pavlakos

    Program Pharmacist Specialist, University of California-San Francisco
  • Cari Fink

    Pharmacist, Avita Health System
  • Anne Kome

    Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic
  • Justin Woods

    Pharmacy Manager, Amber Pharmacy, Richmond, VA
  • Jennifer Sabatino

    Internal Medicine Pharmacist, Ohio State University General Internal Medicine Clinics
  • Sara Woods

    Clinical Pharmacist, Aledade, Inc, Richmond, VA

About the PGY2 Ambulatory Care – College of Pharmacy Residency Program


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

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The aim of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy PGY2 Ambulatory CareResidency Program is to create a specialist in ambulatory care practice and leadership who isable to cultivate and manage an interprofessional practice and serve as a leader for the profession of pharmacy. The program strives to create pharmacists to become change agents who can develop, implement, and deliver patient care services. At both primary practice sites(PrimaryOne Health and OSU General Internal Medicine), the resident is embedded in an innovative primary care setting. Both sites are at the forefront of healthcare transformation and are utilizing pharmacists to provide high-value care to patients. The graduate will be well trained to participate in team-based care and educate current and future providers of team-based care.

Residency Sites


PrimaryOne Health

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.

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The PGY2 Ambulatory Care 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, ability to serve as a drug information resource, and providing education to providers and other health center staff on medication-related topics. Residents will also engage in practice management activities, including participating in and leading monthly pharmacy department meetings, assisting with ongoing projects, contributing to quality improvement initiatives, and developing or enhancing services. By the end of the residency, residents will have developed the skills to be well rounded clinicians, while also being well prepared to effectively manage an ambulatory care practice in an interprofessional setting.

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.


OSU General Internal Medicine

OSU General Internal Medicine (OSUGIM) is a network of 7 primary care clinics throughout the central Ohio area and is the primary outpatient site for the nationally-recognized The Ohio State University
Internal Medicine Residency program.

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 education-based setting across the network. The pharmacy resident has opportunities to work with physicians in helping 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. Collaborative practice opportunities exist with the team-based environment including, but not limited to, diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, nicotine use disorder, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, weight management; with more to come.

Patient interaction is encouraged through diabetes and asthma device teaching, individualized medication counseling, comprehensive medication review, and transitional care management. The partnership was awarded the 2015 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award for Group Practices in recognition of their innovative work. OSU General Internal Medicine is currently enrolled in the Primary Care First program, an innovative, alternative payment model sponsored by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to transform primary care practice.

Providers within the clinic refer patients to our multidisciplinary diabetes and polypharmacy clinics, where, a team of attending and resident physicians, pharmacists and a social worker provide individualized care, goal setting and disease education to patients. Pharmacists follow up between clinic visits to titrate medications and assess patient progress toward goals. Additionally, pharmacists provide timely care for patients during transitions of care, complete comprehensive medication reviews, and engage in the development and execution of population health strategies. The pharmacy strives to create innovative models of care while justifying pharmacy involvement within the primary care team.

The pharmacy resident plays a vital role in providing answers to drug information questions and educating other health care professionals 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, adjacent to
The Ohio State University, and Outpatient Care East near OSU East Hospital.

Key Rotations / Experiences

The residency focuses primarily on Practice Experience. The resident will participate in patient care activities, practice management, and service development at the primary site for approximately 70% of the residency. Practice management opportunities exist at for the resident to gain experience in the development, assessment, and justification of pharmacy initiatives. Clinical elective opportunities at other ambulatory and community sites are available as well as opportunities electives in advanced academia, leadership, and pharmacy organization management. Residents are required to perform both didactic and experiential teaching within a recently revised curriculum at the OSU College of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. The resident will be expected to complete and publish at least one major research project and one small writing project to be determined with the pharmacy team. The program is intended to be flexible and can be modified depending on the individual resident’s interests and needs.

Offered Learning Experiences

Resident Sample Schedule

Residency Manual and Requirements

Key Preceptors

Cory Coffey, PharmD, BCACP, BCPP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Allyson Duffy, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Suzanne Higginbotham, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Kristina Hirt, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, PrimaryOne Health

Lauren Kirk, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Lindsey Lee, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Virginia Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Jennifer Sabatino, PharmD, BCACP
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Ambulatory Care, OSU General Internal Medicine

Alexa Sevin Valentino, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy &
Director of BuckIPE Curriculum at OSU
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care, PrimaryOne Health

Ariel Williams, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager & PGY2 Site Coordinator
Ambulatory Care, PrimaryOne Health

Benefits and Additional Requirements

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 – $54,000

Vacation Days- 7 Days

All OSU Holidays

Staffing Requirement- 200 hours of teaching in the OSU College of Pharmacy curriculum

Completion of a Major Research Project


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