PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Purpose

The purpose of The Ohio State University Health Plan (OSUHP) PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to develop pharmacist clinicians with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible for board certification and PGY-2 pharmacy residency training. A managed care pharmacy residency will provide systematic training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient care and managed care pharmacy practice.

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Program Specifics

Residents will actively participate in pharmacy-related management and functions of a self-insured health plan. Through participation in various learning experiences, each resident will acquire exposure and training in the following areas: 

  • Pharmacy benefit design
  • Formulary management
  • Utilization management
  • Drug information
  • Medication therapy management
  • Account management
  • Vendor management
  • Data analysis
  • Project management
  • Program implementation
  • Policy development
  • Outcomes evaluation
  • Quality improvement
  • Population health services
  • Value-based contracting
  • Teaching (both didactic and experiential)

For more information, view our Pharmacy Residency Program Brochure 

What Makes Our Program Unique

While Ohio State itself is a large campus with many opportunities, our residents benefit from a small, intimate atmosphere with frequent one-on-one interactions with preceptors who are highly committed to developing and growing the residents’ knowledge and skills. Our program is designed to provide exposure to multiple aspects of managed care pharmacy, allowing our residents the opportunity to discover their passions and to advance in a variety of managed care roles. As a result of our relationship with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, residents also have the option to obtain a teaching certificate and participate in networking opportunities with ambulatory, community, and medical center pharmacy residents.

Preceptors

Amanda Bain - OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency

 

Amanda Bain, PharmD, MPH, MBA
Residency Program Director
Director, Pharmacy and Care Management
Amanda.Bain@osumc.edu

J.L. Nelson - OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency Program

 

J.L. Nelson, PharmD
Residency Preceptor
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
J.L.Nelson@osumc.edu

Erika Smith - OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency Program

 

Erika Smith, PharmD
Residency Preceptor
Specialty Practice Pharmacist
Erika.Smith@osumc.edu

Current Residents

Nikolina Janakievski, PharmD OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency

 

Nikolina Janakievski, PharmD
Ohio Northern University
Nikolina.Janakievski@osumc.edu

Bryan Quinn, PharmD OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency Program

 

Bryan Quinn, PharmD
The University at Buffalo - SUNY
Bryan.Quinn@osumc.edu

 

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Past Residents

Emma Casteel, PharmD

Butler University

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Sterling Harpst, PharmD

The Ohio State University

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Michelle Liang, PharmD

St. John's University

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Emily Peltier, PharmD

University of Michigan

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Vicky Zhang, PharmD

The Ohio State University

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Ashleigh Cheek, PharmD

University of Cincinnati

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Brent Milovac, PharmD

University of Pittsburgh

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Vimal Reddy, PharmD

The Ohio State University

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Candace Zheng, PharmD, BCPS

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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Matt Harman, PharmD

University of Kentucky

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J.L. Nelson, PharmD

Butler University

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Recent Residency Projects

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How To Apply

The 12-month program begins on or near July 1st each year.

For the 2021-2022 program year, candidates must apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by January 4th, 2021.

Visit PhORCAS to apply. OSU Health Plan participates in and adheres to the rules of the Resident Matching Program. The ASHP NMS Match code is 192514.

Candidates must include the following information with their PhORCAS application:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Three professional letters of recommendation
  4. Official university transcript from a PharmD program at an ACPE-accredited school or university

Program News & Updates

Interviews will be conducted remotely for the 2021-2022 residency program year as recommended by ASHP. To learn more about the program, join us virtually in 2020 at AMCP NEXUS and/or ASHP Midyear.

Our Location

The OSU Health Plan Pharmacy Residency program is located on The Ohio State University campus, with the main office located on Ackerman Road. Our residents benefit from close access to popular Columbus locations, like the Short North, Arena District, Grandview Heights, and easy highway access to many surrounding suburbs. Learn more about making Central Ohio home.