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

    Burgess B. Freeman III

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    Burgess B. Freeman III


    • Type of Residency Training Completed at OSU:
      Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)
    • Current Position:
      Director, Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Shared Resource, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), Memphis, TN
    • Year of Residency Completion: 2003

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

    I would say my time at OSUMC was an accelerated, intense introduction to the world of clinical pharmacy and the academic biomedical apparatus. I learned about appropriate and pragmatic application of pharmacotherapy across diverse practice areas; this has benefitted my career in the field of drug discovery and development. I also learned “soft skills,” like how to effectively interact with colleagues of a varying nature and to be part of a team (“Code Blues” come to mind). The pharmacy administration rotations exposed me to basic tenants I’ve built upon through my career, and often use in my responsibilities as a core laboratory director. Finally, the relationships I formed with preceptors and fellow residents endure to this day. I am grateful to have had my experiences at OSUMC, and to call myself an alum of the program.

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

    I was recently an integral part of a team responsible for moving SJCRH’s first ever novel small molecule investigational new drug toward the clinic. The antimalarial SJ733 is slated for a single ascending dose Phase I study in healthy subjects in early 2016.

    I was a co-author on several recent manuscripts in Cancer Cell and Cell Reports, both of which are high-impact journals in the field of oncology research.

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  • Featured Residents

    Brooke Taylor-MSY2

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    Brooke Taylor-MSY2

    • Health-System Pharmacy Administration Community Resident
      The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

    Why did I choose to complete a residency?

    I wanted to complete a residency so that one day I am able to help a larger population of patients than I would be able to as just a normal community pharmacist. I want to help create and implement services that will impact patients all over the country to help them live healthier lives. I have a large passion to learn and feel that a residency will give me the opportunity to learn from some of the best pharmacists in the field. By completing a residency, I will grow in my areas of greatest weakness and be challenged everyday to be the best pharmacist I can be. 

     Why Ohio State?

    Ohio State’s Master of Science Community Care Residency is very unique and one of the best in the country. The residency program is paired with Kroger where I will be working with some of the best Community Pharmacist that will help me continue to build my clinical knowledge as well as my managerial skills. While the program mainly focuses on community pharmacy, The Ohio State College of Pharmacy gives residents the opportunity to have elective experiences in other aspects of pharmacy, such as ambulatory care. This was very important to me since ambulatory care is a passion of mine along with community pharmacy. One of the amazing parts about Ohio State’s Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Health-System Administration classes, is the course work connects with the residency program to help bring together what I will learn in the classroom with experiences I will encounter in the real world. As the MS Community Care resident I have the privilege to be part of many residency cohorts that will bring friendships that will last a lifetime. 


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  • Featured Preceptor

    Kelli Barnes

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    Kelli Barnes

    Name: Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP

    Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice site at The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine Clinics

    “Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?

    During residency, each pharmacy resident makes a leap from student to healthcare provider; participating in that leap is one of the most rewarding parts of my everyday practice. I love to help residents develop confidence in their own innovative practice styles and create the future to which they aspire through personal career advancement and the advancement of our profession. Each year there is a defining moment where a resident realizes they’ve made the transformation from student to practitioner; that defining moment is one of the most rewarding and inspiring things a resident and preceptor can experience.

    In addition to impacting the growth of the resident, precepting is beneficial to my growth and practice as well. Our residents teach me something new every day and inspire me to provide outstanding care for our patients and excellent education to our students. Residency training at The Ohio State University not only impacts residents and preceptors, but it also expands pharmacy practice and improves patient care at The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine clinics each year.  My goal is to train outstanding healthcare providers who will go out and change the profession and while fulfilling this goal, I am fortunate to learn from, be inspired by, and have fun with our pharmacy residents. It’s because of this, that precepting pharmacy residents is so incredibly rewarding.

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