pgy2 program
Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Director
  • Erin Reichert, PharmD, BCPS

    • PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • Emergency Medicine Specialist
Previous Year Residents
  • Lauren Beauchamp

    Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist, IU Health Bloomington, IN
  • Samantha Wagner

    Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Elena Ko

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, MI
  • Katie Weigartz

    Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist,University Health Shreveport, LA
  • Kelsey Billups

    ED/ICU Clinical Pharmacist, Indiana University Health
  • Suhair Shawar

    Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

About the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

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.

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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 and 2016. OSUWMC was also 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.

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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 surgical ICU and general cardiology, 150 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 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

Mike Boyd, PharmD, BCPS

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

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

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP
Research Program Coordinator

Kelsey Kauffman, PharmD
Emergency Medicine

Andrew North, MBA, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Erin Reichert, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth Rozycki, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine

Suhair Shawar, PharmD
Emergency Medicine

Kim Shipp, PharmD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Emergency Medicine

Mary Beth Shirk, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Emergency Medicine

Jenny Steinbrenner, PharmD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Emergency Medicine

Emilija Stojova, PharmD
Emergency Medicine

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 2, 2019

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Annual Salary – $48,500

Vacation Days –10 days

Staffing Requirement – 20 weekends per year

Completion of a Major Research Project


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