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Welcome prospective residency candidates!

Thank you for your interest in the PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital. I am proud to offer you the opportunity to complete your PGY2 training at a teaching hospital with multiple Graduate Medical Education programs. As such, the pharmacy resident will be able to work alongside medical residents on interdisciplinary teams in the majority of required and elective rotations in an environment where teaching, education and collaborative decision making is fostered. Residents will have the opportunity to sharpen skills in the provision of formal education in the form of didactic lectures and presentations, as well as develop precepting skills for student pharmacists.

Please review the information provided on our website. Should you have additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly!

I wish you the best of luck on your residency journey!

Corey A. Wirth, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 IM Residency Program Director

Program Purpose

The pharmacy residency programs at Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital (GSH) are designed to provide twelve consecutive months of graduate professional education and training structured to meet the accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) by employing a systems-based approach to training design, delivery, and evaluation. Our postgraduate year two (PGY2) program in Internal Medicine delivers a sound academic and clinical education planned and balanced with concerns for patient safety and resident well-being. Specific experiences are designed to enable residents to improve their practice skills and meet ASHP and this residency program’s educational goals and outcomes. Specific goals, objectives, and activities are described and tracked in PharmAcademic.

Purpose Statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. 

Residency Project

A year-long project is required. The resident will meet with the longitudinal rotation preceptor and any additional preceptor(s) who will serve as additional mentors to develop and propose the project. The project must be submitted to the Institutional Review Board for approval. The resident is required to present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting regarding his/her ongoing work. The resident will present summative project findings at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference held annually in the spring. Final preparation of the resident project findings in manuscript form, suitable for publication, is required for completion of the residency program. Financial support will be provided for required professional meeting attendance.

Residency Program Documents & Policies

Below are links to important program documents, provided to give candidates additional insight into the design and conduct of our residency programs.

Candidates invited to interview for Good Samaritan residency programs are referred to these documents in advance of their interview date.

Requirements for Applying and Application Process

Applicants must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio, and a current resident of or graduated from an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency.

Good Samaritan Hospital participates in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applicants must abide by all rules and regulations of the Resident Matching Program and PhORCAS.

  • Resident Matching Program Code: 797456

The complete application packet must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 8.

  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview.

Program Contact:
Corey Wirth, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

Good Samaritan Hospital
Inpatient Pharmacy
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220