The Christ Hospital's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Residents from 2022-2023

Leading the Way in Clinical Pharmacy Training

Prospective Residency Candidate, 

Thank you for your interest in our program! You are embarking on an exciting time as you search for a residency program that suits you best. Our website is full of information that will help you get a sense of who we are and what we have to offer.

At The Christ Hospital, you will encounter a residency experience that is individualized and structured around you. Our preceptors are dedicated clinicians with an enthusiasm for residency education. You will be challenged to strengthen your clinical knowledge, gain research experience, and develop various skills such as leadership, communication, and time management.

I am very proud of our program and am confident we can provide you with an outstanding and comprehensive experience and we invite you to apply. If you have any questions, please contact me directly. Best of luck in your residency search! 


Alissa Lee, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Coordinator, Pharmacy Services 
Residency Program Director 
The Christ Hospital 
2139 Auburn Ave. 
Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Please note the following application and interview dates

  • Application Deadline:  December 31st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 

Recruitment Info:

We will be at the Virtual ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase.  Stay tuned for more info!

Position Statement and Program Overview

The purpose of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at The Christ Hospital is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The resident will be an integral part of the medication use process.  The residency will serve to help the resident develop a secure understanding of the clinical, distributive, and administrative aspects of the practice of pharmacy.  Through a variety of advanced practice experiences, the resident will gain confidence to effectively function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  The program will focus on developing and refining the resident’s clinical, writing, presentation, teaching, research, and leadership skills.              

To learn more, download our Pharmacy Residency Program brochure.                  

Number of positions: 4

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences (1 month each):

  • Ambulatory Care*

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship*

  • Cardiology: General* or Heart Failure*

  • Critical Care: Medical ICU* or Cardiovascular ICU*

  • Drug Policy/Drug Inofrmation

  • Emergency Medicine*

  • Internal Medicine*

  • Orientation

Elective Learning Experiences (1 month each, choose 3): 

  • Academic

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Oncology: Inpatient* or Outpatient

  • Palliative Care

  • Primary Care

  • Advanced repeat of any of the above required or elective rotations designated with an *

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:             

  • Education and Communication

  • Pharmacy Practice Management

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Research 

  • Management of Medical Emergencies

Additional Residency Experiences:

  • Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

General Program Benefits

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program provides a wide array of benefits to you during your experience as a resident.      

  • Resident office 

  • Personal computer 

  • ACLS Certification 

  • Registration and reimbursement for travel to ASHP Midyear and Regional Resident Conference 

  • Continuing education 

  • Immunizations 

  • Library access​

  • Competitive stipend        

Health Benefits

  • Standard comprehensive coverage 

  • Medical 

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Life insurance 

  • Disability 

  • Dental 

  • ​Vision

Pharmacy Residency Application

The Christ Hospital residency program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).  Applicants to the PGY-1  Residency Program are required to provide the following through PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Basic demographic information

  • Verified transcripts

  • Three references on standardized reference template in PhORCAS

  • Extracurricular information

Supplemental materials required by The Christ Hospital:

  • Please answer the following questions and submit through Phorcas.  Answers should be no more than 2 pages in total (approximately ½ page per answer). 

    • Describe your proudest lifetime achievement/accomplishment.

    • Describe a time you made a substantial impact on a patient's care.

    • What career would you pursue if you were not in pharmacy and why?

    • What are five little things that make you happy?

  • Photograph taken during on site interview

Applicant Eligibility Criteria:                    

  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program

  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Ohio

  • Meets criteria for employment at The Christ Hospital including a negative drug and nicotine screen​

  • US citizen or legal resident