The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc.


Residency Information:

The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc. 
Type of Residency: 
PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency
Accreditation Status: 
ASHP Accredited 
Length of Program: 
12 Months 
Number of Positions: 
The Ohio State University 
Application Deadline: 
Early January, please check PhORCAS for exact date. 
Starting Date: 
July 1 or first weekday following July 1
Estimated Stipend: 
Onsite Interview: 
Educational/Special Requirements: 
Must be on track to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college or university by the start of the residency program; Must be eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of Ohio at the start of the residency program; Must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program; Must satisfy OSU-specific eligibility requirements (i.e. authorization to work in the United States, background check verification, drug testing, physical examination); Must obtain licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of Ohio by July 31st of the residency year to continue employment.
Fringe Benefits: 
Available health benefits including medical, prescription, dental, and vision; retirement; life insurance, tuition assistance, 10 paid university holidays plus accumulated paid vacation, sick, and professional development days; no mandatory weekends; access to personal computer and other resources associated with job functions; travel expense budget for required meetings.
Special Features: 
The Ohio State University Health Plan is an affiliate of the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University (OSUWMC). As a result of our relationship with OSUWMC and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, managed care pharmacy residents have opportunities to participate in educational and networking activities in collaboration with ambulatory, community, and medical center pharmacy residents. This includes the potential to obtain a teaching certificate. Residents also have the unique opportunity to serve the Rx Ohio Collaborative (RxOC), an expanding benefit initiative for self-insured Ohio-based employers enacted to save money on medication costs at both the institutional and consumer level. Beyond cost savings, the RxOC works with the Institute of Therapeutic Innovations & Outcomes (ITIO) to create strategies focused on positively impacting patient health and influencing the health care system to benefit participants and plan sponsors. Residents will actively participate in pharmacy-related functions in the following areas: pharmacy benefit design, formulary management, utilization management, advanced drug information, medication therapy management, account management, vendor management, quality improvement, pharmacoeconomics, policy development, program implementation, outcomes evaluation, and teaching (both didactic and experiential). We highly value patient-centered, team-based care and as such our residents are immersed in collaborative care opportunities with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and other health care professionals both within and outside of the health plan.

Contact Information:

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Bain, PharmD, MPH 
Director, Pharmacy and Care Management
The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc. 
700 Ackerman Road 
Suite 440
Phone Number: 
(614) 247-1660