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OhioHealth-Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214
Code: 44600
NMS Code: 159313
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Margaret Huwer, Pharm.D.
(614) 566-4708
Fax: (614) 566-5850
Director of Pharmacy: Margaret Huwer, Pharm.D.
(614) 566-4708
Fax: (614) 566-5850
Program Contact: David Wai, PharmD
(614) 566-1025
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The Riverside Methodist Hospital Department of Pharmacy has had approximately 40 years of experience in training pharmacy residents. The pharmacy staff takes personal interest in the clinical and administrative training. The 12-month program is tailored to fulfill the resident's individual interests and goals within ASHP accreditation standards. The resident actively participates in staff development programs for clinically oriented services. Longitudinal ambulatory care training enables the resident to establish individual relationships with patients and other health care professionals. Pharmacy residents complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification sponsored by the American Heart Association, enabling them to effectively participate in code blue, trauma- and stroke-alerts, as well as other patient care emergencies. Several elective options and project opportunities are available to allow residents to pursue individual interests.

Fringe Benefits:   

Gratis parking, meal stipend, travel allowance for regional residency conference and ASHP Midyear meeting, pharmacy continuing education, OhioHealth Corporate discounts and time away pay equivalent to a full time employee. Full medical insurance packages are available through OhioHealth medical plans.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

PharmD or equivalent experience and eligibility for licensure in Ohio, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, official college transcripts, and letter of intent. Application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application).

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: OhioHealth Corp.
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 80
Non-Professional Staff: 82
Number of Medical Centers: 1
Total Beds: 1059
Average Daily Census: 800
Site Special Features:   

Riverside Methodist Hospitals is part of a multihospital system, OhioHealth. Riverside Methodist Hospital, a privately owned nonprofit institution, is Ohio's largest acute care hospital. With pharmacy programs designed to impact patient outcomes (e.g., reduced readmissions, improved medication compliance, reduced adverse events, etc.) the department has a clear focus on creating and sustaining a patient-centered medical care model. Complete unit dose and i.v. admixture services are provided from the centralized area on a 24-hour basis utilizing advanced robotic technology and automated dispensing cabinets. The department operates an established decentralized pharmacist program and satellites serving the critical care area and emergency departments. Specialties include but are not limited to anticoagulation services, cardiac rehabilitation, critical care, cardiology, outpatient congestive heart failure clinic, OB/GYN, oncology, neonatal intensive care, nephrology, neurology, outpatient infusion center, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, and surgery. The pharmacists also participate in all code blue situations. Pharmacist participation in ambulatory care arenas includes anticoagulation, congestive heart failure, diabetes, asthma and many other areas of patient care.

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