PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

The Nationwide Children’s PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency focuses on training pharmacists in disease state management in a community and ambulatory care setting.

The Department of Pharmacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital continues to expand the services offered in ambulatory care and recognizes the need for a residency program in community care. The vast majority of pharmacy residency programs in existence focus on adult care, while our program is primarily pediatric based.

The PGY1 Community‐Based Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse
patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. Pharmacist residency education and training in community‐based practice aims to develop pharmacy leaders who are capable of improving the health of patients within the communities they serve. The primary purpose of this Standard is to foster the development of community‐based pharmacist practitioners who are community‐focused practice leaders, serving as an access point for care and having the skillset necessary to provide quality generalist patient care services wherever health and medication needs arise.

The Department of Pharmacy provides the following services in Ambulatory Care:

  • Innovative ambulatory pharmacy services with:
    • Pharmacists provide pharmacotherapy services in the Primary Care , Close To Home Centers , HIV, Complex Care, and Neurology Clinics
    • Three outpatient pharmacies providing prescription processing and counseling for clinic discharge patients and hospital staff, each with a private consultation room.  In addition, a robust discharge counseling service is provided for patients and families. 
    • An on-site specialty pharmacy provides medication and clinical services to patients in our Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, and GI clinics.
  • Pediatric compounding program

What You Need to Know

Program Objectives

The Nationwide Children’s PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency focuses on training pharmacists in disease state management in a community and ambulatory care setting.

Residents completing the program are prepared to:

  • Provide direct patient care to pediatric and adult patient populations within interdisciplinary collaborative practices in the community and ambulatory care setting.
  • Implement or enhance a pharmacy practice program to improve the medication use process; display project management skills.
  • Educate patients, students, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in the practice and classroom setting.
  • Display leadership and practice management skills.

Rotations & Experiences

To accomplish these objectives, the resident will complete the required rotations in the following areas:

  • Direct Patient Care with additional experiences available through, but not limited to, the following outpatient clinics:
    1. Primary Care/Quality Improvement
    2. Internal Medicine Adult/Pediatric Clinic
    3. Transitions of Care in outpatient pharmacy
  • Practice and Personnel Management
  • Teaching/Education with the opportunity to receive a teaching certificate
  • Residency Research Projects with presentations and a publishable manuscript
  • Patient centered dispensing in the Ambulatory Pharmacy

Elective Rotations:

  • HIV Clinic
  • Specialty Pharmacy
    1. With opportunities in Cystic fibrosis, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Neurology and Gastroenterology
  • Complex Care Clinic
  • Population Health

In addition to the assigned rotations, residents complete/participate in the following projects:

  • Journal club and leadership presentations to pharmacy staff and students
  • Two  seminar presentations to pharmacy staff and students
  • The opportunity to receive a teaching certificate through the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Project presentation as a poster at a national pharmacy conference


Successful candidates will be graduates of accredited pharmacy programs and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio.

The residency begins on July 1 and ends one year later on June 30.

Staffing Requirements

Every third weekend in the outpatient pharmacy.

Preceptors, Residents & Alumni

Nationwide Children's Hospital has possessed a rich tradition of producing leaders in clinical and administrative pharmacy practice since it first offered an ASHP-Accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy in 1976.

Salary & Benefits

  • Stipend: $48,000
  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision and life)
  • Ten days paid vacation per year
  • Travel allowance for required conferences
  • One year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
  • Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks

Application & Selection

Interested candidates should submit the following items via PhORCAS to the Program Director no later than Jan. 2:

  • 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Lamberjack.

Phone: (614) 722-2159