PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency will provide the resident with opportunities to become a competent pharmacy clinician, in preparation for a career in direct patient care roles. The core focus will be in creating a well-rounded pharmacist capable of working in diverse roles in pharmacy practice with an emphasis in pediatrics, while allowing the resident to tailor the program to an individual’s interests through elective rotations.

The program begins mid June and ends on June 30 of the following year.

Program Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive approach to family-centered care, focusing on the unique needs of pediatric patients
  • Use evidence-based clinical practice to make decisions both for general guidelines and for patient-specific recommendations
  • Support professional, legal and accreditation standards affecting health-system pharmacy practice
  • Work in an environment which supports a diverse pharmacy practice model
  • Understand the physiological and developmental changes that occur from birth through adolescence and how those factors may affect pharmacotherapy decisions
  • Identify and learn to anticipate unique pediatric drug distribution needs
  • Learn and use pediatric medication safety strategies


To accomplish these objectives, the resident will complete rotation experiences in the following clinical, operational and administrative areas of pharmacy practice as well as 3 elective rotations.  See the a list of elective rotation options available here.

Required Rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Administration
  • Adult General Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pulmonary
  • Emergency Medicine


  • Medication Safety
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Staffing/ On Call
  • Teaching Certificate (optional)

In addition to these rotations, the resident will be expected to complete various projects including, but not limited to:

  • A project to be presented at a regional or national pharmacy meeting with a publishable manuscript
  • Journal Clubs, Leadership Presentations, and Continuing Education Seminars
  • Pharmacy operations audits or medication use evaluation
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee drug monograph
  • Quality and Performance Improvement projects
  • Poster or platform presentations at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Residency Requirements

Successful candidates will be graduates of accredited pharmacy programs and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio by Sept. 1.

Staffing Requirements

  • Every other weekend 
  • On-call responsibilities 


  • 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, PPAG Annual Meeting, and the Midwest Pediatric Pharmacy Meeting
  • Paid membership to a professional pharmacy organization

Application Process

Learn about the application process here.

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