pgy2 program
Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Director
  • Mary Beth Shirk, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP

    • Emergency Medicine Specialist
    • Clinical Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • BS Pharmacy- Ohio Northern University
    • PharmD- The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • ASHP Drug Information Fellowship - The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

    Related Research

Previous Year Residents
  • Lanting Fuh

    Emergency Medicine Specialist- Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Kelsey Kauffman

    Emergency Medicine Specialist- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • David Augustin

    Emergency Department Pharmacist, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Rachel Beham

    Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, The Medical Center of Aurora

About the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program


The purpose of the PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency is to prepare the trainee to be a competent and confident specialty practice pharmacist, providing direct and indirect patient care to Emergency Medicine patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the resident will master the ability to perform research and process improvement projects and educate other pharmacists, health care professionals, and students. Pharmacists completing the residency will be trained as clinical specialists able to excel in the Emergency Department environment and as adjunctive faculty members.

DSC_8782Residency Sites

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) offers healthcare services in virtually every specialty and subspecialty in medicine. Thousands of patients come to us each month for treatments and services they cannot find anywhere else. At The OSUWMC we are dedicated to creating the future of medicine to improve people’s lives. We are recognized as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center by University Health-System Consortium, receiving their Quality Leadership Award in 2013, 2014, 2015.


Read More

The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department


The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department (ED) at The OSUWMC is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, as well as a Comprehensive Stroke, Burn, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center and Cardiac Center with more than 70,000 visits annually. The ED space includes over 100 beds: nine Level 1 Trauma-Critical Care Resuscitation Rooms, a 20 bed Clinical Decision Unit, a 15 bed Cancer ED, and an Arrival Zone for minor illness or injury treatment. The Department of Emergency Medicine ( provides medical staff for this unit, which includes 59 staff physicians and 45 Emergency Medicine (EM) residents. The pharmacist-physician relationship is synergistic and collaborative. The medical team consists of EM staff physicians and residents, guest residents from services such as internal medicine, general surgery, and orthopedics, medical students, EM nurses and nursing students, social workers and their students, clinical case managers, respiratory therapists, psychiatrists, and pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. Team members are funded in both clinical and bench research, are actively involved in the community Emergency Medicine Services, and play a role in leadership at the medical center.

Key rotations/experiences

We take pride in helping residents develop the critical thinking skills necessary to excel as an Emergency Medicine clinician. At least seven months are spent in the OSUWMC Main ED, three weeks each in SICU/Trauma/Burn and ACS/CHF/OHS, 140 practice hours at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ED, and two weeks at Central Ohio Poison Center. Elective opportunities exist. Longitudinal experiences include Quality and Medication Safety. Additional longitudinal experiences are offered in ED related infectious disease, Emergency Preparedness, and Toxicology. Opportunities for teaching exist through didactic lectures and experiential rotations. The resident also has an option of traveling to a second professional meeting in addition to ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or participating in a medical mission trip in Fort Liberte, Haiti with the OSUWMC Emergency Medicine physicians. Click for publication regarding Medical Mission Trip The program is flexible and will be designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual.

Key Preceptors

Mary Beth Shirk, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Quality, Infectious Diseases, and
Ambulatory Medicine Focus

Kelsey Kauffman, PharmD
Stroke and Neurology Focus and
EMS Liaison

Elizabeth Rozycki, PharmD, BCPS
Sepsis and Infectious Diseases Focus and
Pharmacy Lead for EM Blog

Tony Gerlach, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM
Surgical Critical Care

Jenny Mason, PharmD and Kim Shipp, PharmD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Emergency Medicine

Erin Reichert, PharmD, BCPS
Trauma, Medication Safety, and
Critical Care Focus

Andrew North, MBA, PharmD, BCPS
Toxicology, Emergency Preparedness, and
Critical Care Focus

Marcel Casavant, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Medical Director
Central Ohio Poison Center

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
Research Program Coordinator

Mike Boyd, PharmD, BCPS

Selected Resident research

  • Characterization of drug overdoses in an Ohio incarcerated population
    Fuh L, Hayes H, Brown N, Shirk MB.
  • Analysis of seizure occurrence and prophylactic levetiracetam dosing in acute neurologic injury – Kauffman K, Rammohan G, Adriance S, Brown N, Shirk MB.

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Application Deadline:  January 6, 2017

Start Date: July 1, 2017

Annual Salary – $47,500

Vacation Days –10 days

Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends per year

Completion of a Major Research Project


Download PDF