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 advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
The purpose of the Solid Organ Transplant PGY2 Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is to train pharmacists to become specialists in the area of transplantation so they can work independently in an inpatient, outpatient, or academic setting after graduation. The program is designed to develop the resident’s clinical expertise in abdominal and cardiothoracic transplantation, and additionally provide opportunities for teaching, research, and quality improvement.
Patient care training is the backbone of this residency experience. The practice site is The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Health System including University Hospital, the Ross Heart Hospital, and the outpatient transplant clinic.
This PGY2 residency is designed to develop clinical skills in the area of adult solid organ transplantation. Approximately 300 patients receive solid organ transplants (kidney, kidney/pancreas, liver, lung, or heart) at OSUWMC each year.
Solid organ transplant patients are admitted to various transplant services throughout the hospital: 1) Transplant Surgery/Renal (kidney and/or pancreas transplant patients who are one year or less from transplant); 2) Transplant Surgery/Other (liver transplant patients who are one year or less from transplant); 3) Congestive Heart Failure/Open Heart Surgery (all heart and lung transplants); 4) Hepatology (liver transplant patients who are greater than 1 year after transplant) and 5) Transplant Medicine (kidney and/or pancreas transplant patients who are greater than 1 year after transplant). The residency focuses primarily on abdominal transplant.
Elective rotations may include cardiothoracic transplantation, nephrology, hepatology, pediatric transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and transplant infectious diseases. The resident will also complete a longitudinal rotation in the outpatient post-transplant clinics, assist in precepting pharmacy students and residents, and participate on various multi-disciplinary committees within the Comprehensive Transplant Center.
The opportunity exists to deliver a didactic lecture at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and to earn a formal teaching certificate. The resident will be expected to complete and publish at least one major research project. The program is intended to be flexible and can be modified depending on the individual resident’s interests and needs.
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.