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

    Craig Michael

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    Craig Michael

    • PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
      The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why did I choose to complete a residency?

    I knew I wanted to go through residency ever since my first year in pharmacy school, and I’ve been looking forward to completing a PGY-2 informatics program ever since my fourth year. I love the clinical science of medicine and working with patients (and I’ll miss them), but I really enjoy the logistics involved in pharmacy informatics. Leveraging technology to improve health care is fascinating to me. We have so many tools at our disposal. Yes, we can accomplish task “X” with current technology, but how do you make it seamless? How do you make it elegant? How do you make it so someone will want to use it? These are my favorite questions to answer, and I’m here to learn how to answer them.

     Why Ohio State?”

    Before my interview for the PGY-2 program, I knew OSU would grant me the experience and exposure that I was seeking in pharmacy informatics. It is a large, forward-thinking healthcare organization with a strong pharmacy informatics team. After my interview, I knew that OSU was the fit for me. Completely nervous for the interview, I met the informatics team and suddenly felt comfortable with them as we talked and learned more about each other. Not only that, but the team members have all been here for multiple years – a sign that the team was cohesive and one I’d like to be a part of.

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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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