PGY1 Residency (WCH)

West Chester Hospital Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency


As a member of UC Health, West Chester Hospital (WCH) seeks to fulfill our system-wide mission of advancing medicine and improving the health of all people, in addition to creating outstanding patient experiences and offering excellent patient care. With that aim in mind, West Chester Hospital offers an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The PGY1 Residency is a 12-month, structured training program designed to develop competence in providing the highest level of pharmaceutical care. The program will be individualized based upon the resident’s level of knowledge, skills, and interests. Elective rotations allow the resident to further pursue interests related to their personal career objectives.


PGY1 Residents will join a robust preceptor team who serve as experts in their area of practice. WCH Department of Pharmacy has Clinical Specialists in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Hematology and Oncology, Ambulatory Care and additional pharmacy services provided in Surgery and Transitions of Care. The PGY1 Resident will be trained in Pharmacy Consult Services including Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring, Nutrition Support, Anticoagulation, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Patient Falls and Polypharmacy, and Medication Reconciliation.


Required Rotations (1 month)


Critical Care

Drug Information and Drug Use Policy Development

Emergency Medicine

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine




Elective Rotations (3 rotations, 1 month each)

Ambulatory Care


Critical Care II

Emergency Medicine II


Internal Medicine II


Transitions of Care



Required Longitudinal Experiences

Ambulatory Care Clinic

Continuing Education Presentations

Emergency Response (Rapid Response, Code Blue, Trauma Stat, Stroke Alerts, Emergent Intubation)

Hospital Committee Involvement

IRB-approved Research

Medication Use Evaluation

Professional Organization Involvement

Staffing in Pharmacy Operations

Teaching Certificate Program



West Chester Hospital is a community hospital with a friendly and welcoming environment. As one of the Greater Cincinnati area’s newer hospitals, WCH offers the most innovative technology as well as spacious, attractive patient rooms and staff areas. This quickly growing hospital has won numerous awards for our staff members’ outstanding efforts in patient care and customer service. Learn more about our awards and recognitions. Pharmacy residents will receive a competitive stipend, paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 27 days of paid time off (includes vacation days, selected holidays, and sick leave), and an educational travel allowance for selected meetings. The resident will be provided an office with electronic access to the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, statistical software, free parking, weekly Ohio CE provided through Pharmacy Grand Rounds, access to Pharmacists’ Letter, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, and more.


Program Eligibility

Program Code: 44048

National Matching Service Code: 215013

Applicants for West Chester Hospital’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an AACP-accredited College of Pharmacy and be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio.

The following items must be received by December 31 to complete application to the program. Please submit all application materials through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (PhORCAS format)


Program Contact

Marcie A. Malone, Pharm.D.

Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Clinical Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy Services

UC Health – West Chester Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy

Office (513) 298-7903

Fax (513) 298-7908


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