pgy2 program
Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Director
  • Erin Reichert, PharmD, BCPS

    • PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • Emergency Medicine Specialist
Previous Year Residents
  • Asia Rujevcan

    Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis
  • Caroline Vizzi

    Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Samantha Wagner

    Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Lauren Beauchamp

    Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist, IU Health Bloomington, IN
  • Elena Ko

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, MI
  • Katie Weigartz

    Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist,University Health Shreveport, LA
  • Kelsey Billups

    ED/ICU Clinical Pharmacist, Indiana University Health
  • Suhair Shawar

    Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

About the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

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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 multi-hospital 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.

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The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department


The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department (ED) at The OSUWMC is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, as well as a Comprehensive Stroke, Burn, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center and Cardiac Center with more than 70,000 visits annually. The ED space includes over 100 beds: nine Level 1 Trauma-Critical Care Resuscitation Rooms, a 20 bed Clinical Decision Unit, a 15 bed Cancer ED, and an Arrival Zone for minor illness or injury treatment. The Department of Emergency Medicine ( provides medical staff for this unit, which includes 59 staff physicians and 45 Emergency Medicine (EM) residents. The pharmacist-physician relationship is synergistic and collaborative. The medical team consists of EM staff physicians and residents, guest residents from services such as internal medicine, general surgery, and orthopedics, medical students, EM nurses and nursing students, social workers and their students, clinical case managers, respiratory therapists, psychiatrists, and pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. Team members are funded in both clinical and bench research, are actively involved in the community Emergency Medicine Services, and play a role in leadership at the medical center.

Key rotations/experiences

We take pride in helping residents develop the critical thinking skills necessary to excel as an Emergency Medicine clinician. At least seven months are spent in the OSUWMC Main ED and one month at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ED. Elective opportunities exist  in surgical ICU, medical ICU, general cardiology and Central Ohio Poison Center. Longitudinal experiences include Quality and Medication Safety. Opportunities for teaching exist through didactic lectures and experiential rotations. The resident also has an option of traveling to a second professional meeting in addition to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or participating in a medical mission trip in Fort Liberte, Haiti with the OSUWMC Emergency Medicine physicians.  The program is flexible and will be designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual.

Key Preceptors

Mike Boyd, PharmD, BCPS

Alexandra Funk, PharmD, DABAT
Director, Central Ohio Poison Center

Tony Gerlach, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM
Surgical Critical Care

Kelsey Kauffman, PharmD
Emergency Medicine

Andrew North, MBA, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine

Erin Reichert, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth Rozycki, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Suhair Shawar, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Kimberly Shipp, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Emergency Medicine

Emilija Stojova, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Selected Resident research

  • Characterization of drug overdoses in an Ohio incarcerated population
    Fuh L, Hayes H, Brown N, Shirk MB.
  • Analysis of seizure occurrence and prophylactic levetiracetam dosing in acute neurologic injury – Kauffman K, Rammohan G, Adriance S, Brown N, Shirk MB.

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2020

Start Date: July 1

Annual Salary – $48,500

Vacation Days –10 days

Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends per year

Completion of a Major Research Project


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