The Pharmacy Administration Residency was established at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) in 1959 and has achieved national recognition as one of the most successful administrative training programs in the country. The twenty-four month program offers an ASHP accredited combined PGY1 and PGY2 Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) in addition to a Master of Science (MS) in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Residents also have the option to pursue a Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) or Master in Public Health (MPH) at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, following completion of the MS degree.
The focus of the HSPA residency is to produce leaders who are equipped to meet the ongoing demands of a dynamic healthcare environment and are able to direct the future of the profession. Residents gain experience in a wide variety of clinical service lines in order to provide them with the administrative and clinical skills necessary to positively impact patient care while advancing the pharmacy profession.
In order to accomplish this goal, the program is directed towards providing residents with the skills to:
Understand the managerial, financial, and organizational aspects of health-system pharmacy
Design strategies to effectively incorporate and expand pharmacy practice within the changing healthcare environment
Directly provide pharmaceutical care to patients and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team
Residency training is geared to complement and extend the knowledge gained in graduate study courses by providing a variety of experiences in administrative pharmacy activities.
Master’s Program Coursework
The majority of the didactic coursework is completed during the first year of the residency program. During the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are in session, residents complete four longitudinal rotations, which include two administrative and two clinical rotations. Residents will participate in rotations in the mornings and attend classes in the afternoons. Beyond the didactic coursework and rotation activities, residents also participate in journal clubs, attend and present continuing education at the Department of Pharmacy’s Resident Education Series, and attend local and national meetings.
Longitudinal rotations serve to build administrative and clinical experiences throughout the first year and prepare residents for rotations during their second year. In total, residents will complete six weeks of orientation, twelve administrative rotations (two in year one, ten in year two), seven clinical rotations (five in year one, two in year two), and the option of an offsite/elective rotation during the twenty-four month experience.
During the second year, residents are encouraged to sit for the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) exam. Residents will also manage a pharmacy department service area with a goal of enhancing both managerial and decision-making skills.
Quality Improvement Projects
Residents will also be required to complete two operational or clinical audits during their first year of residency. Audit topics commonly involve evaluations of current processes and protocols with an operational or clinical focus. Audit preceptors evaluate the residents’ research and writing skills, and then provide feedback on each of the audits in order to further develop and refine the residents’ skills. A medication use evaluation will also be completed during the first year of residency and this or an audit will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Residents are expected to complete a major research project under the supervision of faculty members from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and administrators from the Department of Pharmacy. This project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference. Additionally, project manuscripts will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy enjoys a long tradition of excellence in residency training and education. The goal is to provide a comprehensive experience for the resident so that he or she may assume a position of leadership in pharmacy. Over 300 individuals have graduated in its first 50 years of existence. Today these graduates hold prominent positions throughout the profession. We offer this legacy to those interested in the MS Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
For more information about the residency program please visit:http://pharmacyresidency.osu.edu/
The Deadline for Application is January 1st
Letter of Intent
Copy of College Transcript(s)
Ohio Pharmacist License
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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 1443 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. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other central Ohio hospital.