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PGY-1 & PGY-2 Residency Programs

The Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science offers ASHP-accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs in Community Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care. The programs offer residents the opportunity to develop a strong clinical knowledge base, as well as skills and abilities necessary for patient care in today's healthcare environments. Practice sites at The Ohio State University, including the Wexner Medical Center, and in the greater Columbus community provide a broad experience. The College of Pharmacy sponsors structured training seminars in research and teaching, as well as support for professional development and leadership. Nationally recognized for innovation, more than 60 of the program's graduates are directors of clinical and academic practice across the United States.

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Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Health-System Pharmacy Administration

A combined Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency/Master's Degree with an emphasis on leadership in health-system pharmacy was established in 1959 and has produced more than 200 graduates. There is also an option for a community tract/residency as well as a part-time track without a residency. This is in partnership with leading health-system pharmacy programs in the area. Alumni of the program have become directors of hospital pharmacy, faculty at leading colleges of pharmacy, managers in the pharmaceutical industry, managed care and health systems organizations. The program of study includes the medication-use system, economic evaluation of programs and services, operations management, human resources, information systems and drug distribution and public policy.

This is a two-year (24-month) program leading to an MS degree along with a PGY-1 general practice and PGY-2 specialty residency in health system pharmacy. There is an option for a 36-month MS/MHA dual degree program. Successful completion of the academic portion of the program includes the completion of a major project-supervised research under the guidance of their advisor and graduate committee.

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