MS Health-System Adminsitration
Residency Program Director
Robert J. Weber, PharmD, RPh, MS, BCPS, FASHP, FNAP
- Administrator, Pharmacy Services
Previous Year Residents
Andre FernandesMedication Access Manager, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Morgan ForshayPharmacy Manager, Inpatient Oncology, The James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute
Stephanie SalchPharmacy Manager, Home Infusion Services, UNC
Lauren StanzClinical Pharmacy Manager, Children's Health, Dallas
Benjamin GrovesSupply Chain Management Pharmacist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Broderick OlsonFinance Management Pharmacist, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Adam SmithOncology Pharmacy Operations Manager, Houston Methodist
Marissa StoffelPharmacy Manager, Sterile Products and Operations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Emily GriffinClinical Manager, Acute Care Services, UNC
Noriko KayPharmacy Manager, Home Infusion, BayCare Health System
Andrew ThorneSystem Manager of Investigational Drug Services, UNC
Halden VanCleaveClinical Manager, Vanderbilt University
Erich BrechtelsbauerManager, Ambulatory Infusion, Emory University Hospital Midtown & Winship Cancer Institute; Atlanta, GA
Benjamin PennellPharmacy Manager, Central Operations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Erin Rogers StanleyMedication Safety Officer, Jewish Hospital, KentuckyOne Health
Blake ShayPharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Women’s and Children's Hospital
Les LoudenPharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Hospital
Rachel HippTransitions of Care Manager, Cleveland Clinic
Priya SahadeoLead Pharmacist, Moffitt Cancer Center
About the MS in Health-System Pharmacy Residency Program
The Pharmacy Administration Residency was established at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) in 1959 and has achieved national recognition as one of the most successful administrative training programs in the country. The twenty-four month program offers an ASHP accredited combined PGY1 and PGY2 Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) in addition to a Master of Science (MS) in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Residents also have the option to pursue a Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) or Master in Public Health (MPH) at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, following completion of the MS degree.
The focus of the HSPA residency is to produce leaders who are equipped to meet the ongoing demands of a dynamic healthcare environment and are able to direct the future of the profession. Residents gain experience in a wide variety of clinical service lines in order to provide them with the administrative and clinical skills necessary to positively impact patient care while advancing the pharmacy profession.
In order to accomplish this goal, the program is directed towards providing residents with the skills to:
- Understand the managerial, financial, and organizational aspects of health-system pharmacy
- Design strategies to effectively incorporate and expand pharmacy practice within the changing healthcare environment
- Directly provide pharmaceutical care to patients and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team
Residency training is geared to complement and extend the knowledge gained in graduate study courses by providing a variety of experiences in administrative pharmacy activities.
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care. OSUWMC is a 1,506 bed multi-hospital delivery system recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation.Read about the sites
University Hospital (UH)
University Hospital (UH) is our flagship hospital with over 900 beds. UH is a major referral center for patients throughout Ohio and the Midwest, and is one of the busiest kidney and pancreas transplant centers in the world. UH is also an international center for neuromodulation research and neurological care. In addition, UH is a level 1 trauma center in addition to being the primary burn center for the region.
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of the nation’s premier centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. OSUWMC features the world’s most advanced cancer and critical care hospital which opened in December of 2014. With the opening of the new hospital, our institution boasts an Emergency Department (ED) with over 100 beds and an area dedicated specifically to the care of cancer patients within the ED. Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neuro Intensive Care, and Cancer specific ICU patient care areas also exist within the new critical care tower.
The Ross Heart Hospital
The Ross Heart Hospital is a leader in cardiology and heart surgery and is the only nationally ranked heart hospital in the area. Each floor of the 150-bed hospital is dedicated to a specific service, which helps us provide specialized care for every patient. The Ross is one of the largest centers for the implantation of LVAD devices in the world in addition to providing heart and lung transplants.
University Hospitals East (UHE)
University Hospitals East (UHE) blends the friendly atmosphere of a community hospital with the advantages of being a part of a major academic medical center. Located on the eastern edge of downtown Columbus, University Hospital East offers renowned Ohio State services in orthopedic care, emergency services, cancer care, addiction services, ear, nose and throat care, heart care, radiology and imaging services, rehabilitation and wound healing. In addition, the OSUWMC also boasts Harding Hospital, which offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health services in addition to Dodd Hall which is a nationally recognized and accredited rehabilitation program specializing in stroke, brain, and spinal cord rehabilitation.
The Brain and Spine Hospital
The Brain and Spine Hospital opened in the Fall of 2016 and is a state-of-the-art facility for the advanced management, care and healing of patients with neurological disorders.The hospital consists of 87 private beds and specialized units for stroke and neurovascular, neurotrauma, epilipsy, spine, chronic pain, neuromodulaton, multiple sclerosis, congnitive and movement disorders, as well as an innovative new model for acute spinal cord injuries.
The Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy at The OSUWMC is one of the largest in the country. With over 400 employees, and a practice model that includes both clinical pharmacy generalists and clinical pharmacy specialists, our goal is the provision of outstanding, state of the art care. We advise our staff on the best use of medications, develop safeguards for our patients to prevent medication errors and develop transformative pharmacy practice in health-systems.
We are guided in this mission by our strategic plan that focuses on five key priorities: optimizing our pharmacy information system, refining our practice model, enhancing our medication safety program, establishing the pharmacy as a workplace of choice in Central Ohio and refining our academic relationships and department scholarship. Training future generations of pharmacists is a vital part of our mission. Our pharmacists serve as preceptors for our residency programs while providing experiential training for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students.
Our residency program has a 55-year tradition of excellence with our graduates being well-prepared to work at a high-level in a wide-variety of institutional and ambulatory patient care facilities. The Department of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Ohio State College of Pharmacy, strives to develop the skills of our residents and provide a residency program that is recognized nationally for the quality and excellence of its graduates.
Master’s Program Coursework
The majority of the didactic coursework is completed during the first year of the residency program. During the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are in session, residents complete four longitudinal rotations, which include two administrative and two clinical rotations. Residents will participate in rotations in the mornings and attend classes in the afternoons. Beyond the didactic coursework and rotation activities, residents also participate in journal clubs, attend and present continuing education at the Department of Pharmacy’s Resident Education Series, and attend local and national meetings.
Longitudinal rotations serve to build administrative and clinical experiences throughout the first year and prepare residents for rotations during their second year. In total, residents will complete six weeks of orientation, twelve administrative rotations (two in year one, ten in year two), seven clinical rotations (five in year one, two in year two), and the option of an offsite/elective rotation during the twenty-four month experience.
During the second year, residents are encouraged to sit for the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) exam. Residents will also manage a pharmacy department service area with a goal of enhancing both managerial and decision-making skills.
Quality Improvement Projects
Residents will also be required to complete two operational or clinical audits during their first year of residency. Audit topics commonly involve evaluations of current processes and protocols with an operational or clinical focus. Audit preceptors evaluate the residents’ research and writing skills, and then provide feedback on each of the audits in order to further develop and refine the residents’ skills. A medication use evaluation will also be completed during the first year of residency and this or an audit will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Residents are expected to complete a major research project under the supervision of faculty members from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and administrators from the Department of Pharmacy. This project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference. Additionally, project manuscripts will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy enjoys a long tradition of excellence in residency training and education. The goal is to provide a comprehensive experience for the resident so that he or she may assume a position of leadership in pharmacy. Over 300 individuals have graduated in its first 50 years of existence. Today these graduates hold prominent positions throughout the profession. We offer this legacy to those interested in the MS Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
- Ambulatory Services Management
- Clinical Pharmacy Services Management
- Finance and Budgeting
- Health-System Pharmacy Administration
- Inpatient Oncology Operations
- Supply Chain
- Operations Management
- Outpatient Oncology Operations
- Medication Assistance
- Medication Safety
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Specialty Pharmacy Management
- Investigational Drug Services
Patient Care Rotations
- Ambulatory Care
- Hepatitis C
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Critical care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Neuro Intensive Care
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Internal Medicine
- Nutrition Support/Surgery
- Pain and Palliative Medicine
Robert Weber, PharmD, RPh, MS, BCPS, FASHP, FNAP
Administrator, Pharmacy Services
Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS
Director, Patient Care Services
MS Residency Program Co-Coordinator
Amanda Hafford, PharmD, MS
MS Residency Program Co-Coordinator
Beth Prier, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS
Director, Pharmacy Informatics
Ben Lopez, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS
Director, Enterprise Operations
Crystal Tubbs, PharmD, FASHP
Associate Director, Finance
Joseph Melucci, RPh, MBA
Associate Director, Medication Safety and Quality
Ariane Schieber, PharmD
Kim Howell, RPh
Julie Kennerly-Shah, PharmD, FASHP
Steven Loborec, PharmD, MS, MPH, BCPS
Mitch Dorn, PharmD, MS
Stephen Polley, PharmD, MPA, MS, BCPS
Selected MS/Resident Research
- Emergency department targeted discharge prescription evaluation at an academic medical center Griffin E, Rozycki E, Jordan T, Rodis J, Neidecker M, North A
- Implementation and evaluation of pharmacist-provided injections in the outpatient pharmacy driven by private payer site-of-care policies Kay N, Wolowiec K, Hudson-DiSalle S ,Ganio M, Jordan T, Kennerly J, Neidecker M
- Cost-benefit analysis of an electronic medical record integrated, perpetual pharmacy inventory system at a large academic medical center Thorne A, Prier B, Lopez B, Neidecker M
- Prevalence and patters of controlled-substance diversion behaviors by healthcare workers: suggestions for improved surveillance VanCleave H, Weber R, Mirtallo J, Plant J, Knupp A
Benefits and Additional Requirements
Application Deadline: January 6, 2020
Ohio State University: Graduate School Application
Start Date: June 22, 2020
PGY1 $47,500 & PGY2 $48,500
Vacation Days: 10 days per year
24 weekends for MSY1 and 20 weekends for MSY2
Completion of a Major Research Project