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Welcome

As a leader in patient care, teaching, and research, The Ohio State University Pharmacy Residency Programs have over 75 years of combined experience in training residents. Completing a residency at The Ohio State University will place you among the hundreds of alumni who have obtained the knowledge and skills to practice and lead our profession both now and in the future.

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  • Featured Alumni

    Jennifer L. Rodis

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    Jennifer L. Rodis

    PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA

    • Type of Residency Training Completed at OSU:
      Ambulatory Care/Community Pharmacy Practice Residency
    • Year of Residency Completion:
      2003
    • Current Position:
      Associate Professor, Clinical & Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement

    Why was completing a residency at Ohio State beneficial to your career?

    Ohio State was not my first choice when I was looking for residency; in fact, it wasn’t even on my list heading into the ASHP Midyear. When I stopped by the booth to pick up a buckeye candy and subsequently visited the preceptors and practice sites at Ohio State during my interview, that all changed. The variety of opportunities, progressive viewpoints and actions in practice, and robust academic community couldn’t be matched anywhere else. As a major bonus, I really liked everyone – it was a fit. At The Ohio State University, I found my passion for outpatient care and confirmed my love of teaching.

    Throughout my career, I have come back to what I inherited as a graduate of our residency program: the expectation to be an agent of change. I have used the skills I gained during residency to think outside the box, identify opportunities, and work with teams to get things done. One endeavor of which I am especially proud is Partner for Promotion, which I created in collaboration with faculty at OSU in 2005. The model aims to foster change through empowering students and pharmacists to do new things to enhance patient care in community-based practices. I bring to my work with current and future pharmacists that which inspired and equipped me during residency to improve patients’ lives and the profession of pharmacy: maintain character, listen to people and consider their perspectives, and reflect on priorities in your life and work. Also, dig deep – you are capable of more than you think.

    Any particular career accomplishments you would like to highlight? Publications, Awards, Grant Funding, etc?

    The ODH funding that is renewed for up to 2018 and the Brutx talk.

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  • Featured Residents

    Andre Fernandes-MSY2

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    Andre Fernandes-MSY2

    • Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
      The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why did I choose to complete a residency?

    I chose to pursue residency training because I wanted to be the best pharmacist I can be for my patients. While pharmacy school provided me with a solid foundation, I knew there was much to learn, and I wanted to learn under the mentorship of experienced practitioners who shared my passion for patient care and professional growth.

    Why Ohio State?

    As a student pursing a Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency, it was important for my residency program to have a strong emphasis on clinical training as well as leadership development. I wanted to practice at the top of my license and I knew the collaborative practice and resident credentialing at The Ohio State would allow me to do so. With the rich legacy of the HSPA residency program I also knew I would receive the best administrative and leadership training possible. Ultimately, however, it was the people associated with the program that made me realize that this was the right place for me.

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  • Featured Preceptor

    Lisa Glance Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

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    Lisa Glance Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

    • Specialty Practice Pharmacist Acute Care Surgery & Trauma/Nutrition Support
    • PGY1 Residency Director
    • PharmD – West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 – West Virginia University Hospitals
    • PGY2 Critical Care – Baptist Hospital of Miami

    Name: Lisa Mostafavifar, PharmD, BCPS

    Type of Residency or Extended Training Completed:
    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Hospital
    PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Baptist Hospital of Miami

    Current Position: Specialty Practice Pharmacist – Trauma/Surgery & Nutrition Support

    Why do you enjoy precepting pharmacy residents?

    One of the reasons I returned to an academic medical center following residency training was the
    opportunity to be integrated into the pharmacy residency program as a preceptor. I enjoy taking
    residents on rotation and watching my role as a preceptor change from providing direct instruction to
    modeling and coaching to facilitating. Being a preceptor also allows me to give back to the profession by sharing my knowledge with others. Patient care, teaching, and research are all equally important
    aspects of clinical pharmacy at OSUWMC and remain part of the foundation we try to lay as effective
    preceptors for each of our residents. One of my proudest and most rewarding moments as a preceptor
    was when my resident’s research project was accepted for publication in a major journal. Nothing
    excites me more than to watch residents grow into true practice leaders whether that be over the
    course of a one month clinical rotation or a yearlong residency research project.

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Columbus is a diverse and vibrant community. The city strikes a unique balance of big city arts & entertainment and the warmth & sensibilities of the midwest. Learn more about life outside of our residency program here.

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