The Christ Hospital's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Residents from 2022-2023

​​​​Leading the Way in Clinical Pharmacy Training

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 fo​​r 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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Recruitment Information

Visit us at the ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase in Anaheim on Monday afternoon, 12/4, from 1-4! We will be at booth #4351.

We will be hosting a PGY1 virtual open house event on Wednesday, December 13th from 2-4pm ET. Click here to register.

PGY1 Open House Schedule:
2:00-2:30    Program overview with RPD
1:30-3:30    Rotation descriptions by preceptors
3:30-4:00    ​Q&A with current residents and RPD

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 2nd at 11:59pm ET. Supplemental application materials are required. Please see the Pharmacy Residency Application section below for more detail.

Position Statement

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

Program Overview

PGY1 residents will be an integral part of the medication use process at The Christ Hospital. The residency will serve to help the resident develop a secure understanding of the clinical, distributive, and administrative aspects of hospital pharmacy. Through a variety of required and elective learning experiences, residents will gain confidence to effectively function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Additionally, the program will focus on developing and refining the resident's writing, presentation, teaching, research, and leadership skills.          

To learn more, download our Pharm​acy Residency Program brochure.                  

Number of positions: 4

Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences (1 month each):

  • Ambulatory Care: Medical Resident Clinic* or Primary Care*

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship*

  • Cardiology: General* or Heart Failure*

  • Clinical Pharmacy Management

  • Critical Care: Medical ICU* or Cardiovascular ICU*

  • Emergency Medicine*

  • Internal Medicine*

  • Orientation

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

  • Academic

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Oncology: Inpatient* or Outpatient

  • Palliative Care

  • Transplant

  • Advanced repeat of any of the above required or elective rotations designated with an *

Longitudinal Learning Experiences:             

  • Education and Communication

  • Pharmacy Practice Management

  • Pharmacy Services

  • Research 

  • Management of Medical Emergencies

Additional Residency Experiences:

  • Optional University of Cincinnati Teaching Certificate Program

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

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:

  • 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:

  • Please answer the following questions and submit through Phorcas.  Answers should be no more than 2 pages in total (approximately ½ page per answer). 

    • Describe your proudest lifetime achievement/accomplishment.

    • Describe a time you made a substantial impact on a patient's care.

    • What career would you pursue if you were not in pharmacy and why?

    • Describe three things that make you happy and why.

  • 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 vaccination requirements and a negative drug and tobacco screen

  • US citizen or legal resident