Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent, confident and professional practitioners of pharmaceutical care in pharmacy practice, equipped to manage current and future pharmacy practice. They will be accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes as members of the interdisciplinary health care team, exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system using medical informatics, and help to advance the practice of pharmacy. These pharmacists will exercise skill in educating health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug related topics. They will demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, monitoring their own performance, and exhibiting commitment to the profession.

Teaching Experience
The resident will assist in the precepting of Pharm.D. Candidates from The University of Toledo and Ohio Northern University on various medical services at their current site of rotation. The resident will also have responsibilities at Ohio Northern University including lecture and lab experiences.  Teaching certificate coordinated through Ohio Northern University.


Structure: Learning experiences are individualized to the interests of the resident allowing further / initial experience in areas of interest.  Areas of possible PGY2 specialization are scheduled to occur prior to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.  Staffing occurs longitudinally every third weekend to strengthen skills in distributive and clinical services. Experiences mainly take place at Mercy Health - St. Charles Hospital but each resident will also have opportunities at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center, Mercy Health - Children’s Hospital and Mercy Health - St. Anne Hospital.

Required rotations:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine
  • Critical Care

Elective rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care (various)
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Longitudinal experiences:

  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation)
  • Committee involvment
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Precepting
  • Practice Management
  • Research

**Other experiences may be created depending on the resident’s interest

Length of Residency:

One year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th of the subsequent year.


  • Competitive Stipend
  • Health-care coverage (provided to the resident at nominal cost)
  • Paid time off and vacation days
  • Free parking
  • Conference days (attendance at professional meetings are not part of paid time off or vacation)
  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Resident office space with personal computer
  • BCLS/ACLS certification training
  • Continuing education
  • Teaching certificate (Ohio Northern University)

Application Process:
In order to be considered for this residency, the applicant must:

  1. Possess a strong interest in clinical pharmacy practice
  2. Demonstrate a desire to teach
  3. Be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio
  4. Participate in an on-site interview
  5. Complete an ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. Degree program
  6. Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
  7. Be able to start July 1

Application Materials - Deadline January 15th
The applicant must submit the following application materials via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)at

  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • Three references on standardized template 

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Additional Information
For further information please contact:
Lauryl Kristufek, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
Residency Program Director
Mercy St. Charles Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
2600 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, Ohio 43616
Phone: (419) 696-7597
Fax: (419) 696-7371