Benefits and Compensation


  • $51,500 (includes travel and meeting expenses)


Eligibility for benefits starts on July 1. A comprehensive benefits package includes health care at a nominal cost.

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation: 80 hours
  • Interview: Up to three days
  • Conference days
  • Holidays: Seven days

Academic Stipend

Registration and travel expenses for ASHP Midyear Meeting in December and the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference in May have been included in the resident stipend and will be the responsibility of the resident. Additional funds are provided for continuing education and conferences as needed per the discretion of the residency program director and director of pharmacy.

Other Benefits

  • Parking: Free parking on campus
  • Resident office space with computer
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS certification training
  • Teaching certificate through Ohio Northern University


Nicole Horstman, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Findlay

Rachel Kohls, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Findlay

Kristi Walker, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University

Lifestyle in the Area

Lima is situated just over an hour drive from Dayton, Toledo, Columbus and Fort Wayne, Ind., so you are never too far from a major city. Home to Kewpee Hamburgers, Lima Parks, Recreation and Forestry has 13 parks in the local area. They range from several acres with natural trails to bike paths, with playgrounds and shelter houses.

What to Expect

Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center works closely with our other graduate medical education programs. The residents participate in the didactic teaching of medical residents and pharmacy students. Also, being a part of a large health system affords opportunities for participation in system-wide committees and the ability to participate in drug policy development. 

Call Schedule

Not required for on-call schedule; limited on-call hours available to resident if interested.

Average Hours a Week

Residents work an average 50 to 60 hours per week.