As a leader in patient care, teaching, and research, The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs have over 75 years of combined experience in training residents. Completing a residency at The Ohio State University will place you among the hundreds of alumni who have obtained the knowledge and skills to practice and lead our profession both now and in the future.


  • Featured Alumni

    John B. Hertig

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    John B. Hertig

    • Current Position:
      Associate Director
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
      Center for Medication Safety Advancement
      Purdue University College of Pharmacy
    • Awards:
      “Excellence in Innovation” Award, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and Upsher-Smith Laboratories (2015)
      Glen J. Sperandio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year for Indiana (2014)

    Type of Residency Training Completed at OSU: Health-System Pharmacy Administration (MS, 2-year program)

    Year of Residency Completion: 2010

    Why was completing a residency at Ohio State beneficial to your career?

    Without question, the OSU-HSPA residency program has been critically influential in my career. Specifically, my current success is the product of those mentors, many of which are associated with the residency program, who have been immensely impactful in my life. And so, in my current role as Associate Director of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Center for Medication Safety Advancement and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, I strive to mentor others in their own professional journey. The OSU-HSPA program in conjunction with the Latiolais Leadership Program (LLP) gave me the mentorship, training, and experience to be a leader of pharmacy no matter the career; more than just a program designed to train the next pharmacy operations manager, the skills, opportunities, and mentors throughout my residency helped me maximize my own interests and passions. To date, this has culminated in my current non-traditional role as I lead a team of people, manage strategic initiatives, form global partnerships, and educate others as an expert in medication safety. As a professional, I do my very best to live and work by the “Latiolais Success Characteristics” as published in the September 2013 Hospital Pharmacy Director’s Forum article:

    1. Be dedicated to Leadership
    2. Sincerely care about your people
    3. Never be satisfied with the status quo
    4. Implement your vision

    In everything I do, I hope to excel in these tenets, making my colleagues, my patients, my customers, my family, and my fellow alumni of this renowned program proud.

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  • Featured Residents

    Megan Branham
    Megan Branham

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    Megan Branham

    Megan Branham

    • Education
      Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Cincinnati 2015
    • Previous Position
      PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
      Practice Site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • Current Position
      PGY 2 Pharmacy Resident
      Practice Site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why I did I choose to complete a residency?

    I decided to complete a residency when I recognized the impact I could have on the lives of my patients during my P4 year. After working in a community pharmacy, I knew I could positively influence patients in many ways. However, when I practiced in the hospital and observed the work of my mentors in the institutional setting, I felt my potential soar! I was able to make numerous interventions effectively and efficiently. The rewarding experience I had on rotations motivated me to apply for residency.

    Why Ohio State?

    Most of my experience during pharmacy school occurred in small, community-teaching hospitals and one large academic medical center at The University of Cincinnati. My experience in Cincinnati, OH was incredible! With this said, I still hoped to broaden my experiences so I could practice anywhere life brings me. After doing my research and speaking to mentors about The Ohio State University, I knew this would be the perfect place for me to start my career. OSU offers many options for second year residency training), has an excellent mentorship group, and offers advanced research and teaching opportunities. I knew from my first interaction with OSU that this is exactly where I wanted to be!

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  • Featured Preceptor

    Crystal Tubbs

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    Crystal Tubbs

    PharmD, FASHP

    • Associate Director of Clinical Services
    • Interim Director, Residency Programs, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • PharmD – Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Crystal Tubbs, PharmD, FASHP, is an Associate Director of Pharmacy for The Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a PharmD Degree and subsequently completed a PGY1 Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Upon the completion of her residency, Crystal served as the Medication Utilization Evaluation Coordinator for the OSU Health-System.  Crystal currently holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the OSU College of Pharmacy, where she is also a member of the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration and a member of the PharmD Committee. Crystal serves as the Residency Program Director for the ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program at OSU in addition to serving as Interim Director of all residency programs at The Ohio State University. In addition, Crystal has administrative responsibility for the critical care, antimicrobial stewardship and drug information teams. Finally, Crystal has primary responsibility for the fiscal and contractual management of UH in addition to leading medication cost savings efforts within the Department.  

    Crystal is also active in professional organizations, having served as treasurer and past president for the local chapter of the Ohio Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (OSHP).  Outside my Buckeye world of pharmacy, my second full time job is the mother of 3 wonderful & rambunctious kiddos (1 daughter and 2 sons). My other hobby is photography and digital scrapbooking.  I enjoy capturing the innocent and everyday memories of our lives through pictures and thoroughly enjoy the beautiful books that “Shutterfly” helps me create!

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