Featured Residents

  • Austin Brown

    PGY1 Resident

    • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why did I choose to complete a residency?

    The route I chose before applying to residency was a different path than most take. I worked as a staff pharmacist at a teaching hospital as my first pharmacy job. I enjoyed learning the dispensing process, dispense verification, and I also liked precepting pharmacy students early in their education. However, I often had clinical questions and situations that required more than I could handle because of the time constraints on staff pharmacists or it required more than what I had been equipped with in my pharmacy education. I chose to pursue residency so that I would have the skill set to approach these difficult situations and attain a clinical position.

    Why Ohio State?

    The first thing that attracted me to Ohio State was a long history of excellence in pharmacy residency programs going back almost 60 years. This made me confident that the program was tested and proven to equip me with the skill set to attain a clinical pharmacy position. I also found the diversity of rotation options very attractive because I wanted a residency program that provided a strong and broad experience in many pharmacy specialties. Furthermore, the many post-graduate year two options would allow for me to potentially early commit to a variety of programs.


  • Brooke Taylor-MSY1

    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. 


  • Tracelyn Freeman

    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

    • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why did I choose to complete a residency?

    I chose to pursue a residency to advance my therapeutic knowledge and strengthen my confidence in providing patient care. Additionally, residency training will help me further develop my clinical interests and prepare me for specialized training.

     Why Ohio State?”

    Ohio State provides numerous avenues for me to explore and grow both professionally and personally. I have opportunities to work with skilled clinicians, conduct innovative research, and care for patients from diverse backgrounds. I am grateful to train at Ohio State, and I know that this program will mold me into a well-rounded practitioner where I can positively impact the service provided to patients.


  • Garrett Lambert

    PGY1 Community Resident

    • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

    “Why did I choose to complete a residency?”

     I chose to complete a residency because I felt that it offered me a path to the practice setting that I was most interested in. Community and ambulatory care are passions of mine, as is direct patient care. Many community and ambulatory residencies offer opportunities for direct patient care, even more direct than a typical outpatient position, because they allow you the time to make deeper connections with patients over a longer period of time. A residency offers all of that, plus the opportunity to take on creative projects to improve patient care.

     “Why Ohio State?”

     I was already comfortable with Ohio State having completed my bachelor’s degree and my PharmD at Ohio State, but what really drew me in was the wealth of opportunities available to me at Ohio State. No matter what experience you are looking to get out of a residency, Ohio State can find it for you. The program has a long history and therefore a lot of graduates of the program. Many of these graduates have remained involved with the program and have helped to provide a variety of experiences that may not be available at other residencies.