PGY1 Acute Care Pharmacy Resident
• The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
“Why did I choose to complete a residency?” Completing a pharmacy residency was something that I had set as a goal of mine on day one of pharmacy school. I knew that I wanted to be directly involved in patient care clinically in the hospital setting, and completing residency training will help me to become a more confident and knowledgeable pharmacist. I believe that the real-life experience I will gain throughout residency training will be imperative and invaluable in the treatment of future patients by helping me to develop critical thinking processes that can be further developed and shared with future coworkers, residents, and students.
“Why Ohio State?” The autonomy provided to pharmacists at Ohio State is unlike many other institutions and allows pharmacists to practice at the top of their licenses. When I visited Ohio State for my interview, it was very clear that the pharmacists had all developed skills outside the stereotypical role of a pharmacist, which is something I hope to learn in residency and carry on throughout my career. What I really treasure most about Ohio State in addition to the excellent residency program and ability to challenge myself throughout a variety of experiences and rotations is how involved everyone is in supporting you to reach your goals. As early as my interview, it was clear to see how invested preceptors are in the residents and students in order to help us achieve our aspirations, which is invaluable as we learn how to navigate the role of pharmacist and find our place in the growing field of pharmacy.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
• The Ohio State University
“Why did I choose to complete a residency?”
I chose to complete a second year of residency to put myself in the best position to advance the essential skills of a life-long learner in the area I am most passionate about: ambulatory care.
“Why Ohio State?”
Ohio State embraces a progressive atmosphere in the field of pharmacy and my program emphasizes a balance between the areas of leadership, teaching, research, community outreach, and interdisciplinary team-based patient care. It has everything I was looking for in a program!
PGY1 Health-System Resident
• The Ohio State University Medical Center
“Why did I choose to complete a residency at Ohio State?”
Residency training is invaluable to the personal and professional growth of aspiring clinical practitioners. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center exhibits unparalleled dedication to the provision of superior pharmaceutical care, multidisciplinary teaching, clinical research, and mentorship. I am continuously impressed by the breadth of clinical rotations available to residents amongst world-renowned practice sites, opportunities to engage and mentor students from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and diverse clinical research opportunities. However, it was the overwhelming sense of community and support within the Department of Pharmacy that ultimately solidified my decision to pursue residency training as a Buckeye. The innovations in research, education, and patient care offered by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are truly unmatched.
PGY2 Pain & Palliative Pharmacy Resident
• The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
“Why did I chose to complete a residency?” I was drawn to pain management and palliative care early in my student rotations and I knew residency training was the best path for me to specialize and pursue my dream career. I was amazed by the amount of knowledge I was able to gain throughout a single year in my PGY1 residency, which made it easy to be excited about continuing on to a PGY2.
“Why Ohio State?” The pain and palliative care residency at Ohio State is unique in its abundance of experiences offered in hospice care through the Optum Hospice Services site and the focus on conducting quality research. As my interests lie most heavily in chronic pain and end of life symptom management, Ohio State offered everything I was looking for and more. After meeting the preceptor team, I felt confident Ohio State was the place for me!