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Welcome

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.

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  • Featured Alumni

    Jennifer L. Rodis

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    Jennifer L. Rodis

    PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA

    • Type of Residency Training Completed at OSU:
      Ambulatory Care/Community Pharmacy Practice Residency
    • Year of Residency Completion:
      2003
    • Current Position:
      Associate Professor, Clinical & Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement

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

    Ohio State was not my first choice when I was looking for residency; in fact, it wasn’t even on my list heading into the ASHP Midyear. When I stopped by the booth to pick up a buckeye candy and subsequently visited the preceptors and practice sites at Ohio State during my interview, that all changed. The variety of opportunities, progressive viewpoints and actions in practice, and robust academic community couldn’t be matched anywhere else. As a major bonus, I really liked everyone – it was a fit. At The Ohio State University, I found my passion for outpatient care and confirmed my love of teaching.

    Throughout my career, I have come back to what I inherited as a graduate of our residency program: the expectation to be an agent of change. I have used the skills I gained during residency to think outside the box, identify opportunities, and work with teams to get things done. One endeavor of which I am especially proud is Partner for Promotion, which I created in collaboration with faculty at OSU in 2005. The model aims to foster change through empowering students and pharmacists to do new things to enhance patient care in community-based practices. I bring to my work with current and future pharmacists that which inspired and equipped me during residency to improve patients’ lives and the profession of pharmacy: maintain character, listen to people and consider their perspectives, and reflect on priorities in your life and work. Also, dig deep – you are capable of more than you think.

    Any particular career accomplishments you would like to highlight? Publications, Awards, Grant Funding, etc?

    The ODH funding that is renewed for up to 2018 and the Brutx talk.

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  • Featured Residents

    Carlo Legasto

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    Carlo Legasto

    • Education: Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy; Class of 2015
    • Education: PGY1 University of Chicago Medicine

    “Why did I choose to complete a residency” I chose to continue my post-graduate residency training through a PGY2 in oncology/hematology to help optimize patient outcomes and safety through minimizing chemotherapy toxicities, optimizing chemotherapy regimens and supportive care, and medication education to patients and interdisciplinary team members. Pharmacists play an important role as a resource to patients, caregivers, and providers through their expert knowledge regarding managing expected adverse drug events, ensuring each medication is timed and dosed appropriately, and identifying important drug interactions. Undergoing additional training through a PGY-2 in hematology/oncology to take part in this vital role the oncology pharmacy specialist plays on the healthcare team.

    “Why Ohio State?” The James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University offers a wide array of learning opportunities and experiences including numerous inpatient and outpatient experiences, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching opportunities. I was drawn to OSU’s program because of the oncology practice model where there are disease-focused rotations with preceptors who primarily practice in these areas. Its focus on research as a member of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) is yet another reason that drew me to OSU.

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  • Featured Preceptor

    Tracy Wiczer

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    Tracy Wiczer

    PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Specialist Pharmacist, Hematology

    • Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
      PGY1 pharmacy practice residency-The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health (Cincinnati, OH)
      PGY2 hematology/oncology specialty residency -The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
    • Certification:
      Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP), December 2014
    • Publications:
      Publication: Wiczer T, Dotson E, et al. Evaluation of incidence and risk factors for high-dose methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2015 Jul 6 [Epub ahead of print].
    • Awards:
      Excellence in Oncology Pharmacy Education and Training Award, 2015

    Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?

    I absolutely love teaching both students and residents about the fascinating world of cancer, particularly hematologic cancers. I enjoy sharing my passion for blood disorders and therapeutics with new pharmacists, mentoring residents on various projects and presentations, and serving as an individual resident mentor to help residents through the challenges (both academic and personal) a residency can present. It is incredibly rewarding to see a resident progress from an observer to an active and crucial member of the multidisciplinary team that cares for this unique patient population. Residents also provide me with challenges to keep my job interesting and an opportunity for me to continue to learn on a daily basis.

Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a diverse and vibrant community. The city strikes a unique balance of big city arts & entertainment and the warmth & sensibilities of the midwest. Learn more about life outside of our residency program here.

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