The PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program 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).
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.
The Ross Heart Hospital
The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The OSUWMC is a 150-bed, comprehensive, cardiovascular center which specializes in the multidisciplinary care of patients in areas of cardiovascular surgery, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart and lung transplant , acute coronary syndromes, mechanical circulatory support and electrophysiology. Each floor is dedicated to a specific service and combines the latest technology with patient –focused care to create the best possible healing environment. Our staff manages patients across a diverse spectrum of care, extending from critical care to the ambulatory setting. Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is considered one of the nation’s best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the only central Ohio hospital to earn a spot on the list. Our philosophy strongly supports working as a team to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time, in a safe and secure environment.
The PGY2 cardiology residency provides the essential skills needed to be proficient in providing pharmaceutical care to patients with various cardiac vascular diseases or procedures such as: acute coronary syndromes, electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiothoracic surgery. Residents will strengthen his/her clinical acumen and communication skills through completion of at least one rotation in the required areas of: Acute Coronary Syndromes/CICU, Cardiothoracic Surgery/Mechanical Circulatory Support, Electrophysiology, General Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant and a cardiovascular ambulatory clinic. Most of the services are teaching services and may be composed of an attending cardiologist or cardiovascular intensivist, cardiology/anesthesia/surgery fellow, and house staff including residents, interns, or nurse practitioners. Elective rotations are determined based on the resident’s individual goals and at the discretion of the Director.
In addition to patient care, the residents will participate in research project management, academic/teaching endeavors and quality improvement initiatives. Opportunities exist for research presentations at a variety of national conferences. Pharmacists completing the residency will be trained as clinical specialists able to excel in the cardiovascular environment and as adjunctive faculty members. The program is flexible and will be designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual.
About The Ohio State University
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 1443 bed multihospital 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. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other
central Ohio hospital.