PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. The Ohio State University PGY2 Pain Management & Palliative Care residency is a multi-site program offering patient care experiences in outpatient and acute inpatient care settings, as well as the opportunity to learn a teaching certificate through classroom experiences at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to provide pharmaceutical care for pain, palliative, and hospice patients in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings, to pursue academic appointments, and to conduct clinical practice research.
The PGY2 Pain Management & Palliative Care residency program offers training at two major clinical practice sites. The primary practice site is The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital where the resident focuses on inpatient and outpatient palliative care and pain management in a large academic medical center with experiences in both acute and chronic care. Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services serves as the secondary clinical practice site, providing exposure to foundational hospice care principles. The preceptors at all sites work together to ensure residents gain core competencies in pain management and palliative care.
At both practice sites, caring for palliative and hospice patients is integrated with becoming an expert in pain and symptom management across a wide variety of disease states and disease trajectories. The diversity of educational forums and patient care experiences provides a well-rounded program that can be tailored to fit the interests of the resident and facilitate achievement of professional goals. Program graduates will be well prepared to provide pharmaceutical care for pain, palliative, and hospice patients in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings.
The resident focuses primarily on direct patient care and practice management at the two clinical practice sites. The resident will also deliver didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. Professional development programming is also coordinated by The OSU College of Pharmacy and The Wexner Medical Center throughout the residency year.
The resident is expected to complete and publish at least one major research project with collaborative support from the college, the preceptors and practitioners from the clinical practice sites.
Core Learning Experiences
Acute / Interventional Pain Management
Behavioral Health and Addiction
Hospice Inpatient & Outpatient
Hospice Pharmacy Consulting
Inpatient Palliative Care in Oncology
Inpatient Palliative Care in Internal Medicine
Outpatient Palliative Care
Practice Management & Professional Development
Teaching / Precepting
Elective Learning Experiences
Any core experience may be repeated as an elective with advanced learning objectives.
Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care
Sickle Cell Pain Management
About The Ohio State University
As one of America’s top ranked academic medical centers, the mission of
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) is to
improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and
patient care. OSUWMC is a 1443 bed multihospital delivery system
recognized in 2018 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in
ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes,
and reputation. OSUWMC is home to more "Top Doctors" than any other
central Ohio hospital.