PGY1-Community, Pharmacy Ambulatory Practice Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in Community Care

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

Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in community care

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.

Newly licensed and experienced pharmacists must undergo significant training before they are ready to practice independently in the pediatric setting.  Pediatric drug distribution is complex; it encompasses the challenges of adult drug distribution in addition to other intricacies specific to pediatrics.

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

  • Innovative ambulatory pharmacy services:

    • Pharmacists provide pharmacotherapy services in the Primary Care , Close To HomeTM Centers and the HIV Clinics

    • Outpatient pharmacy serving clinic patients, discharged patients and hospital staff

    • A private pharmacist consultation room

  • Pediatric compounding program

  • Investigational drug studies


Program Objectives
The Nationwide Children’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in community care 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 the ambulatory setting.

  • Develop an interdisciplinary collaborative practice.

  • Implement or enhance a pharmacy practice program.

  • Educate patients, students, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

  • Utilize medical informatics to manage and improve the medication use process.

  • Display leadership and practice management skills.

The resident completes longitudinal rotations through the outpatient pharmacies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Additional experiences are available through the outpatient clinics including a rotation in the Internal Medicine Adult/Pediatrics Clinic. Longitudinal learning experiences focus in the following areas:

  • Direct Patient Care with additional experiences available through, but not limited to, the following outpatient clinics:

    • Primary Care

    • Internal Medicine Adult/Pediatric Clinic

    • HIV Clinic 

  • Practice Management

  • Teaching/Education with the opportunity to receive a teaching certificate

  • Medical Informatics

  • Residency Project

  • Professional Service/Staffing in the Outpatient Pharmacy


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

  • Journal club and leadership presentations to pharmacy staff and students

  • Quarterly seminar presentations

  • The opportunity to receive a teaching certificate through the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy


Residency Requirements
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.


  • Stipend: $48,000
  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • 10 days paid vacation per year, plus 3 interview days
  • Travel allowance for the ASHP Midyear Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • One year paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization
  • Access to an extensive library of journals and textbooks

Application Process

Learn about the application process.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000