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

    Marilee Clemons

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    Marilee Clemons

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident, The Ohio State University

    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
      The Ohio State University

    “Why did I choose to complete a residency?”

    I choose to complete a PGY2 ambulatory care residency to build upon my clinical knowledge and gain experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care. Additionally, I have an interest in teaching and a residency provides me with a diverse exposure to different teaching opportunities in both the clinical and didactic setting. 

     “Why Ohio State?”

    Completing my residency at OSU is a perfect fit for me. I am blessed to surround myself with people who are passionate about going to work every day to provide direct patient care. I love that there is a large emphasis on teaching.. there is an incredible amount of information that is shared on a daily basis in a comfortable learning environment. In addition, the residency program does a great job of balancing both autonomy and support. The residency program feels like one big family and I know I have a great support system from my preceptors, co-residents, and faculty members should I need it. 


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  • Featured Preceptor

    Lisa Glance Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

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    Lisa Glance Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist Acute Care Surgery & Trauma/Nutrition Support
    • PGY1 Residency Director
    • PharmD – West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 – West Virginia University Hospitals
    • PGY2 Critical Care – Baptist Hospital of Miami

    Name: Lisa Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Hospital
    PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami

    Current Position: Specialty Practice Pharmacist – Trauma/Surgery & Nutrition Support

    Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?

    One of the reasons I returned to an academic medical center following residency training was the
    opportunity to be integrated into the pharmacy residency program as a preceptor. I enjoy taking
    residents on rotation and watching my role as a preceptor change from providing direct instruction to
    modeling and coaching to facilitating. Being a preceptor also allows me to give back to the profession by sharing my knowledge with others. Patient care, teaching, and research are all equally important
    aspects of clinical pharmacy at OSUWMC and remain part of the foundation we try to lay as effective
    preceptors for each of our residents. One of my proudest and most rewarding moments as a preceptor
    was when my resident’s research project was accepted for publication in a major journal. Nothing
    excites me more than to watch residents grow into true practice leaders whether that be over the
    course of a one month clinical rotation or a yearlong residency research project.

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