MS Health-System Adminsitration

Health-System Residency

Residency Program Director
  • Robert J. Weber, PharmD, RPh, MS, BCPS, FASHP, FNAP

    • Administrator, Pharmacy Services
Previous Year Residents
  • 2017

    Erich Brechtelsbauer

    Manager, Ambulatory Infusion, Emory University Hospital Midtown & Winship Cancer Institute; Atlanta, GA
  • Benjamin Pennell

    Pharmacy Manager, Central Operations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Erin Rogers Stanley

    Internal Medicine Pharmacist, Jewish Hospital, KentuckyOne Health
  • 2016

    Blake Shay

    Pharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Women’s and Children's Hospital
  • Les Louden

    Pharmacy Manager, Bay Care St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Rachel Hipp

    Transitions of Care Manager, Cleveland Clinic
  • Priya Sahadeo

    Lead 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 prominence 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 Specialty 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.


The focus of the combined PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency Program is to develop leaders attuned to the challenges of providing health care and able to direct the future of the profession. Residents gain experience in a wide range of pharmacy practice areas in order to provide them with the managerial and clinical skills required to effectively practice in a large health-system pharmacy department, pharmaceutical industry, academia, and other health care organizations.

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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
  • Directly provide pharmaceutical care to patients and collaborate with other members of the health care team
  • Design strategies to effectively incorporate and expand pharmacy practice within the changing health care environment

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 200 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.

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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 1350 bed multi-hospital delivery system recognized in 2015 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation.

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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.

Key Rotations / Experiences

Residents will complete one month of orientation, ten administrative rotations (two in year one, eight in year two), eight clinical rotations (five in year one, three in year two), and the option of an offsite/elective rotation during the twenty-four month experience.

During the first year of the residency program, the majority of didactic coursework is completed. Residents can select from a variety of longitudinal rotations which serve to build administrative and clinical experiences throughout the year and further prepare residents for rotations during their second year. 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.

Residents will also be required to complete two operational/clinical audits during their first year of residency. Audit topics commonly involve evaluations of current processes and protocols with an operational or clinical focus. A medication use evaluation will also be completed during the first year of residency and this or an audit will be presented at the annual Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.

During the second year of the residency, the residents will be involved in full-time administrative and clinical rotations, and 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.

In addition to the selected rotations during their second year, 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 Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference. Additionally, project manuscripts will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Residents staff 24 weekends during the first year and 20 weekends during the second year. Residents have sole responsibility over the area during their shift, including responding to cardiopulmonary emergencies, strokes, and traumas.

Administrative Rotations
  • Ambulatory Services Management
  • Community Pharmacy Administration
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Inpatient Oncology Operations
  • Oncology Administration
  • Supply Chain
  • Operations Management
  • Outpatient Oncology Operations
  • Medication Assistance
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Specialty Pharmacy Management
  • Investigational Drug Services
Patient Care Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Antiarrhythmic
  • Anticoagulation
  • Burn
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical care
  • MICU
  • SICU
  • Neurosciences
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Nutrition support/surgery
  • Pain and Palliative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Hepatitis C
  • Transplant

Key Preceptors

Robert Weber, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP
Administrator of Pharmaceutical Services, Assistant Dean

Amanda Hafford, PharmD, MS
Inpatient Operations and Accreditation

Trisha Jordan, PharmD, MS
Ambulatory and Clinical Pharmacy Services

Julie Kennerly, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS
Clinical and Specialty Pharmacy Services

Ben Lopez, PharmD, MS, MHA, BCPS
Inpatient Oncology Operations and Accreditation

Steven Loborec, PharmD, MS, MPH, BCPS
Finance and Supply Chain

Joe Melucci, RPh, MBA
Medication Safety Officer

Ryan Naseman, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Outpatient Oncology Operations

Beth Prier, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS
Pharmacy Informatics

Crystal Tubbs, PharmD, FASHP
Clinical Pharmacy Services/Finance

Kim Howell, RPh
Sterile Products and Compounding

Michael Ganio, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CPHIMS, FASHP
Operations Manager

Selected MS/Resident Research

  • Assessment of Pharmacy Technician Learning Preferences-Rogers E, Mehta B, Worley M, Hafford A, Naseman R
  • The Impact of Applying Quality Matters (QM) Standards to the Success of an Oncology Onboarding Program-Brechtelsbauer E, Ganio M, Kelley K, Lopez B, Naseman R, Neidecker M
  • Advanced Preparation of Outpatient Oncology Infusions-Pennell B, Neidecker M, Mirtallo J, Naseman R, Ganio M, Lopez B

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  January 8, 2018

Start Date: June 18, 2018

Annual Salary –

Vacation Days – 10 days per year

Staffing Requirement –
24 weekends for MSY1 and 20 weekends for MSY2

Completion of a Major Research Project


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