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About our Pharmacy Residencies

For 50 years, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) has been a leader in hospital pharmacy management. Our company was founded with the mission of providing high-quality, cost-effective pharmacy management services that are both client-focused and patient-minded. Today, we are one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced pharmacy services nationally with nearly 2,500 skilled professionals serving over 800 clients. CPS proudly supports several Pharmacy Residency Programs. These postgraduate training programs are focused on advancing a variety of skills.

  • Direct Patient Care
  • Patient Care Service Development
  • Practice Development
  • Operational Excellence

Residents learn to demonstrate professional leadership and develop lifelong learning and self-assessment skills that can then be applied in future practice settings and professional endeavors.

Each CPS-supported, ASHP-accredited residency program is administered at the individual health system. In addition to on-site preceptors, CPS corporate team members support residency efforts by participating as preceptors, assisting with resources, and providing travel allotment. CPS supports residency training, as it ensures growth beyond entry-level professional clinical and operational competence, development of leadership skills, and a better workforce.

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Residency Requirements and Application

Successful candidates will be subject to the below qualifications and criteria:

  • Graduates of an accredited pharmacy program and licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio within ninety days (September 30) of program initiation
  • Residency programs begin in June and last two years
  • Application is a two-step process

Residency Year One

The majority of the didactic coursework is completed during the first year of the residency program. Residents will also be exposed to several clinical ambulatory, quality, leadership, medication use evaluations, and management experiences.

Residency Year Two

In their second year, residents will complete twelve months of full-time required management and selected clinical and elective rotations. Residents will also be expected to complete a major research project under the supervision of preceptors from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services and faculty members of the College of Pharmacy. This project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM) and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference (GLPRC).