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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

    Burgess B. Freeman III

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    Burgess B. Freeman III

    PharmD

    • 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

    Justin Tossey

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    Justin Tossey

    PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Resident, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Resident
      The James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • PGY1 Health-System Resident
      The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    “Why did I chose to complete a residency?”

    My interest in hematology/oncology began during research experiences as an undergraduate student.  After pharmacy school, I knew that specializing in hematology/oncology pharmacy was what I wanted to do in my career, which requires completion of residency.  I also appreciate the added research and teaching experiences that a residency program provides.

     “Why Ohio State?”

    The James Cancer Hospital is a high-volume, nationally-respected cancer center that is at the forefront of cancer research and treatment.  The pharmacy specialists are truly experts in their fields and the highly specialized practice at OSU allows for learning from preceptors who have significant depth of knowledge about each specific type of cancer.  I like having a large class of co-residents because I learn from them, grow with them, and rely on them for support.  I chose to complete my residency at Ohio State because I believe the training I am receiving here will prepare me to excel in any oncology pharmacy practice in the future.

     

     

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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.

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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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