Pharmacy Residencies

We're training the future of pediatric pharmacy.

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.

Networking Opportunities

We are attending the ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase in December.  Please make sure to check the ASHP residency showcase guide to locate our booth number and showcase times! We hope to see you there. Other opportunities to network and learn more about our programs include:

  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) Residency Showcase (in-person)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) & Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Residency Showcase – (VIRTUAL)
  • The Ohio State University – Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Webinar – (VIRTUAL) *for HSPAL interested candidates
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Association Fall Conference – (in-person)

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 any networking sessions, please reach out to the Pharmacy Residency Coordinator Cristin Wilson, or our current residents, to learn more.

Download Our Pharmacy Residency Programs Manual (PDF)

About Pharmacy Residencies

About the Pharmacy Department

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


As we strive for Best Medication Outcomes for our Patients and Purposeful, Passion-fueled work for Our Team, we focus on the 2026 goals of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Pharmacy to guide us forward:

  • Eliminate all preventable medication errors by ensuring pharmacy owns safe, high quality patient outcomes and patient experiences as the medication experts
  • Optimize communication to prevent patient and employee harm
  • Enrich our employees' professional journey as it will create our culture and influence our strategy
  • Incorporate a balance of quality and cost into treatment recommendations
  • Innovate and grow pharmacy practice by leveraging partnership and community expertise to supplement our Team
  • Broaden education, resources, and tools to streamline care for patients in a complex system
  • Sustain contributions to scholarship including our 2030 goal (2030 goal is 20 publications, 30 presentations annually across Pharmacy Team)
  • Influence and support social determinants of health to improve outcomes through experiences and equity-based pharmaceutical care
  • Evolve and develop national-leading pediatric behavioral health pharmacy services
  • Recognize pharmacogenomics as a novel service essential to comprehensive pharmacotherapy management

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 providing over 350,000 prescriptions annually
  • Unit-dose and patient-specific dosing of medications
  • Centralized compounded sterile preparations and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) program
  • Innovative Investigational drug services providing service on over 200 active studies
  • Satellite pharmacies: Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology and Perioperative Services
  • Decentralized pharmacist services for the Emergency Department
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital-owned NICU pharmacies and pharmacist services provided at seven Columbus-area delivery hospitals and support of many regional pediatric programs

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:

  • Allergy
  • Complex Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV/AIDS (through FACES Clinic)
  • 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
  • Codonics®
  • PYXIS®
  • C-II Safe®
  • Epic®
  • Boxpicker®
  • Talyst®
  • Pyxis® Anesthesia Carts

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

Interviews will be offered to selected applicants. 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 and Leadership 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.

Salary & Benefits

  • Stipend
    • $51,000 PGY1 resident annual salary
    • $53,000 PGY2 resident annual salary
  • Waiver of The Ohio State University MS degree tuition and fees for MS/HSPAL residents
  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life) packages available through Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Ten days paid vacation per year plus designated holidays
  • Travel allowance for required conferences
  • Paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
  • Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks


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

Alexander Swick, PharmD, MBA
Residency Program Director
(614) 722-2237