Leading the Way in Clinical Education in Pharmacy Medicine

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:  January 1st 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 

  • 2019 Interview Dates:

    • January 18

    • January 25

    • January 29

    • February 4

    • February 15

    • February 19

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

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

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences (1 month each):

View descriptions of required learning experiences.

  • Ambulatory Care*

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship*

  • Cardiology: Heart Failure*

  • Critical Care: Medical ICU*

  • Drug Policy/Drug Information

  • Emergency Medicine*

  • Internal Medicine: Family Medicine Inpatient Service*

  • Orientation

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

View descriptions of elective learning experiences.     

  • Academic

  • Cardiology: General*

  • Critical Care: Cardiovascular ICU*

  • Infectious Diseases*

  • Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine Inpatient Service

  • Kidney Transplantation 

  • Oncology*

  • Palliative Care*

  • Advanced repeat of any of the above rotation designated with an *

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:

View descriptions of required learning experiences.                  

  • Education and Communication

  • Pharmacy Practice Management

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Research 

  • Transition of Care

Additional Residency Experiences:

  • Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

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:

  • Application materials required by 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:                    

  • 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​

Pharmacy Residency FAQs

​​​​Is the residency accredited? 

Yes, the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is ASHP accredited.                 

How many positions are there?


What are the required learning experiences?

There are seven traditional month long required learning experiences:  ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, drug information/drug policy, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and internal medicine.  There are also several required longitudinal experiences including pharmacy practice management, research, pharmacy services, transition of care, and education and communication.  Residents are also required to complete a one month orientation period in July.                 

How many elective learning experiences does each resident complete? 

The residency provides for three months of elective learning experiences which are typically scheduled in the second half of the residency year. Potential electives include academic, antimicrobial stewardship , palliative care, kidney transplantation, oncology and the repeating of a required rotation such as critical care or internal medicine.                 

Do the residents attend professional conferences throughout the residency year?  

Yes, the pharmacy residents will attend the ASHP Midyear meeting and a regional resident conference.                  

Does The Christ Hospital support travel to conferences?  

The Christ Hospital will reimburse the pharmacy residents for travel to the ASHP Midyear meeting and to the regional resident conference.                 

How are the residents evaluated?

The program utilizes a competency-based approach to evaluation of resident performance of the program’s educational goals and objectives, resident self-assessment of their performance, and resident evaluations of preceptor performance and of the program.  The PharmAcademic system will be utilized for all residency related evaluations.   Residents are evaluated by each preceptor considering 1) how the resident compares to an individual with the same level of training or experience and 2) the level of improvement in the skill since the last performance.   

What teaching opportunities are available? 

Residents have the option to complete the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program.  This program will provide them with a broad understanding of issues in pharmacy education and opportunities to enhance their teaching skills.  It has been constructed for residents to gain knowledge in educational theory, develop experience in teaching in various instructional settings, and document and reflect upon their teaching activities.  An academic elective is also offered for additional experience in academia. Residents also participate in the precepting of pharmacy students on rotation at The Christ Hospital.

Will I need an Ohio pharmacy license?  

Yes, you are required to be licensed within 90 days after the start of the residency.                 

Does this program participate in the match? 

Yes, we participate in the match.                 

When is the application deadline?

Please refer to PhORCAS for application deadline. 

How do I submit my application material?   

The Christ Hospital residency program utilizes the PhORCAS system to manage a​pplication materials.  All materials need to be uploaded and submitted through PhORCAS. 

Is an interview required?  

Yes, an on-site interview is required.                 

When will interviews take place?  

Interviews will take place during the last week of January through the last week of February.                 

When does the residency begin and end?  

The Residency is a 12 month commitment and will begin on July 1 of each year. Residents must go through hospital orientation and thus, may be required to attend hospital orientation at the end of June, prior to the start of the residency.                 

What is the stipend?

The stipend for the 2015-2016 residency year is $43,000.  This may change in subsequent years.                 

Is staffing required?  

The resident is required to staff 20 weekends during the residency year.  This is approximately every other weekend beginning in August with three weekends off. 

How much vacation time is available?​

The resident is provided 15 days of vacation/sick time during the year.                 

Will the residency program be showcased at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting?

Yes, the Residency is showcased at the ASHP Midyear Meeting.                  

What does it mean that The Christ Hospital is a drug and nicotine free workplace?

Upon hire, all hospital employees must pass a drug and nicotine screen in order to be employed by The Christ Hospital.                 

What sort of guidance/mentorship will each resident receive?

Residents are paired with a mentor of their choosing, who serves as an additional go-to person for questions and support, outside of the residency program director. While on service, residents are mentored by our preceptors. 


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