Purpose: One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers healthcare services in virtually every specialty and subspecialty in medicine. Thousands of patients come to us each month for treatments and services they cannot find anywhere else. Providing access to healthcare information is core to our research, education and patient care mission. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we are dedicated to creating the future of medicine to improve people's lives. We were the first health-system in Ohio, and one of only a handful of institutions, to receive the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation.
The PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency provides the essential skills and knowledge to contribute to a safe and efficient medication use process through the implementation of innovative technologies and application of sound pharmacy informatics principles. The resident becomes a core member of the Pharmacy Informatics team through structured rotation experiences and projects. The resident will be encouraged to participate freely and seek opportunities in their areas of interest.
Description: The PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) combines clinical, administrative, and project management experiences in the area of pharmacy informatics.
The core objective of the program is to provide intensive training in health care informatics, automation and technology, interdisciplinary collaboration, and clinical decision support with emphasis on the medication-use system. At the conclusion of the program, the resident will be prepared to assume central roles in pharmacy leadership, information technology management and interdisciplinary teams. Knowledge and experience gained during the residency is designed to be portable and broadly applicable regardless of technology platform.
David Trinh, PharmD; Clinical Application Specialist
12 months total
1 month medical center orientation
1 month Pharmacy Informatics orientation*
10 months Pharmacy Informatics rotations and projects
* With focus on achieving Epic Willow Inpatient proficiency status
Rotation Months: The resident will complete a combination of one month rotations and longitudinal experiences designed around the resident’s interest and available projects. At the discretion of the Residency Program Director and with regard for the interests of the resident, available rotations include: pharmacy technology and automation, clinical decision support, reporting, informatics administration, information systems support, medication safety, and oncology informatics/investigational drugs.
Upcoming Pharmacy Initiatives:
EMR version upgrade – implementation and post-live support
EMR and smart pump integration
EMR extension to community hospitals
Major Project: There will be at least one major longitudinal project for which the Pharmacy Informatics resident will be responsible. This project will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference in April/May and potentially at Epic’s Expert Group Meeting (XGM). The resident will be responsible for all aspects of the research project including: project development, IRB proposal, data collection and analysis, presentation of the data, and manuscript writing.
Abstract: During the residency at least one abstract will be submitted for presentation at a major meeting (AMIA, ASHP, Epic, HIMSS, UHC, etc.). The submission of an abstract is required for presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Manuscript: Residents are required to devise, implement and assess a major project involving the information systems related to the medication use process. One manuscript will be written and submitted for publication during the course of the year.
Presentations: Effective communication skills are emphasized during this residency. The resident is required to complete at least one professional presentation to clinical pharmacy practitioners during the pharmacy informatics residency. This may include pharmacy continuing education, end user development and/or the Epic’s Expert Group Meeting (XGM). This requirement is in addition to the project presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Evaluations: The Pharmacy Informatics resident and preceptor(s) will fill out monthly evaluations in PharmAcademic. In addition, the Residency Program Director will complete quarterly and elective evaluations to be discussed with the resident. Evaluations are used to determine progression through the residency goals and objectives. The resident will receive a PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Certificate upon completion of the program as determined by preceptors, the Residency Program Director and the Senior Director of Pharmacy.
Teaching: The PGY2 resident will serve as a preceptor for Doctor of Pharmacy students enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. There will be opportunities to lead student group discussions and/or participate in journal clubs. The resident will teach to Master’s students on the subject of pharmacy informatics. At the discretion of the Residency Program Director, a Teaching Certificate is available.
Staffing: The staffing responsibilities include approximately one out of every 3 weekends (20 weekends/year) practicing as a licensed Ohio pharmacist at the medical center. The staffing component allows the informatics resident ongoing experience with the information systems and technologies supported by the Pharmacy Informatics Team. Training weekend(s) will not count towards the total weekend commitment.
About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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 1350 bed multihospital delivery system recognized in 2015 as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for excellence in ten specialties by US News and World Report based on quality, outcomes, and reputation.