Program Overview

Welcome to the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program at Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital! Our program is currently in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) pre-candidate status. We are excited to offer this new opportunity and welcome our first resident for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Located in Oregon, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital (MHSCH) is a 250-bed Level III trauma community teaching center, serving residents of Oregon, East Toledo, Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. The Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) is a 90-bed psychiatric facility on the campus of MHSCH.  The BHI is composed of six adult psychiatric units: geriatric, dual diagnosis, general adult, intensive care and step down. Our site also offers outpatient interventional psychiatry services including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transmagnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Esketamine (Spravato®). With a modern facility, St. Charles takes a leadership role in providing quality care and community development. Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital has a small community hospital feel but is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) system which affords us many advantages including excellent technologic services and world-class clinical collaboration.

This residency program provides opportunities to residents to function independently as practitioners of advanced pharmaceutical care in psychiatric pharmacy. Residents will participate as a member of the health care team, provide education to patients and other health professionals, precept both pharmacy students and residents and demonstrate leadership through contributions to expanding pharmacy services in behavioral health. The program will provide a learning environment, mentoring and evaluation conducive to prepare pharmacists to practice independently and to sit for BCPP (Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist) certification upon graduation.

Accreditation Status

Program Name: Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Accreditation Status: ASHP Pre-Candidate
Length of Training: 12 months
Program Size: One resident