Pharmacy Residencies

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Pharmacy Residencies

The Department of Pharmacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital trains highly-skilled pharmacists through four accredited pharmacy residency programs.

Our goal is to train highly-skilled pharmacists and provide experiences in their specialized areas of practice within our unique practice setting.

The pharmacy residency programs at Nationwide Children's Hospital provide the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to practice in today’s complex health care systems, enhancing competencies in managing medication-use systems and providing the best medication therapy outcomes for patients with a broad range of disease states.

Virtual Opportunities

We are participating in the ASHP Virtual Showcase on Thursday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to join.

We are committed to ensuring equity and access for all pharmacy residency candidates.

If you would like more information but are not able to attend OSHP Residency Showcase or ASHP Midyear, please reach out to the Pharmacy Residency Coordinator Cristin Wilson, or our current residents, to learn more.

About Pharmacy Residencies

About the Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy staff consists of more than 300 pharmacists, technicians and support staff.


As we take our Pharmacy from better to best, the 2022 goals of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Pharmacy are to:

  • Eliminate all preventable medication errors
  • Optimize communication to prevent patient and employee harm
  • Ensure 100 percent of Advanced Patient Care Pharmacists and 50 percent of Patient Care Pharmacists are board certified
  • Incorporate a balance of quality and cost into treatment recommendations
  • Increase services managed by specialty/ambulatory pharmacists to 14
  • Develop a comprehensive employee prescription solution
  • Double pharmacist’s annual scholarly output
  • Ensure 100 percent of pharmacy technicians are registered with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and nationally certified
  • Create innovative technician roles

Services and Technology

The Department of Pharmacy provides the following services:

  • 24 hour pharmacy services
  • Pharmacy response to all medical emergencies and Level I traumas
  • Innovative ambulatory pharmacy services including extensive pediatric Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • Three outpatient pharmacies
  • Unit-dose distribution
  • Centralized compounded sterile preparations program
  • Investigational drug services
  • Satellite pharmacies: Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology and Perioperative Services
  • Decentralized pharmacist services for the Emergency Department
  • NCH-owned NICU pharmacy and pharmacist services provided at Columbus-area delivery hospitals

Pediatric clinical pharmacists provide best medication outcomes through collaborative interdisciplinary team care in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Behavioral Health
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
  • Complex Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis (pediatric and adult) 
  • Emergency Services
  • General Pediatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology/Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurosciences/Neurology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties
  • Renal, Rheumatology, and Endocrinology
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Pediatric ambulatory pharmacists provide services to the following clinics:

  • Complex Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology/Neurosciences
  • Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Primary Care
  • Rheumatology
  • South High Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Transitions of Care

The Department of Pharmacy also utilizes current technology in order to provide safer and a more accurate delivery system:

  • Baxa® TPN Compounder
  • PYXIS®
  • C-II Safe®
  • Epic®
  • Boxpicker®
  • Talyst®
  • Pyxis® Anesthesia Backstands


Application & Selection

Interested candidates should submit the following items via PhORCAS:*

  • Letter of Intent – one page letter explaining why the candidate is interested in the position and what qualifications they have that are not fully captured within the remaining application packet
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation

An on-site interview is required and will be offered to selected applications. If you have any questions, please contact the respective program’s Residency Program Director.

Please review individual residency program pages for additional information.

*If you are applying for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency position, you must also apply to The Ohio State University Graduate School. Detailed instructions on applying to the MS in Health System Pharmacy program are provided on the MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Combined Residency website.


For more information regarding the residency programs, please contact:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Jenny Steinbrenner, PharmD, BCPPS
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-9268

PGY2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Residency

Kimberly J. Novak, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, FPPAG
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2199

MS and PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Administration and Leadership Residency

Chet Kaczor, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2180

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Kristen Lamberjack, PharmD, BCACP
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2159