Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Details


Residents will serve as active members of interdisciplinary teams and participate in a variety of clinical rotations to enhance and refine their pharmacy practice skills and knowledge. With clinically trained pharmacists and more than 200 licensed beds, the pharmacy department boasts a varied resident learning environment. The strengths of the program include ambulatory care, internal medicine and the opportunity to complete elective rotations on-site at Aultman Hospital main campus or in the community. Residents will also have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Resident graduates will be prepared for acute care clinical and staff pharmacist positions, adjunct faculty positions and a variety of PGY-2 programs. 

Rotation list 

  • Required 
    • Orientation 
    • Ambulatory Care I and II 
    • Internal Medicine I and II 
    • Pharmacy Informatics 
    • Practice Management and Administration 
    • Research 
    • Transitions of Care and Medication Education 
  • Longitudinal 
    • Longitudinal Project 
    • Medication Use and Safety 
    • Pharmacy Service 
    • Professional Development and Self-Evaluation 
    • Teaching and Learning 
  • Elective 
    • Academia 
    • Acute Care (Main Campus) 
    • Emergency Medicine (Main Campus) 
    • Advanced Emergency Medicine (Main Campus) 
    • Alliance Family Health Center 
    • Infectious Disease (Main Campus) 
    • Pain, Palliative and Hospice Care 
    • Hematology/Oncology Infusion Center (coming soon!) 
  • TLC info 
  • RPD Info
    • Nichole Thorne, PharmD  
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Inpatient Care
      PGY-1 Residency Program Director
      Aultman Alliance Community Hospital  
      200 East State Street | Alliance, OH 44601  
      P: 330-596-7045 

Purpose and Outcomes

Mission Statement

Our mission: We are leading our community to improved health. 

The vision of the colleagues, physician partners and volunteers of AACH is to become the premier community hospital in the state of Ohio. This means the best people providing the best service. 

Purpose of the PGY1 Residency Program

The purpose of the Aultman Alliance PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

  • Emphasis will be placed on communication, lifelong learning and evidence-based medicine management in the unique setting of a community hospital. 
  • We recognize the importance of building strong trusting relationships with both patients and other care providers and will cultivate those bonds in our training. 

Outcomes Overview

The AACH PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program will provide residents with experience, confidence and support to: 

  • Participate in the provision of pharmaceutical care by providing direct patient care; participating in practice management; developing, implementing and enhancing pharmacy services; and providing drug information resources and consults to other providers. 
  • Develop educational skills including small group, large group and clinical precepting through participation in the NEOMED College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program and by precepting students from NEOMED, University of Toledo and Ohio Northern University. 
  • Participate in professional development through attending local and national organization meetings, participation in pharmacy organizations and collaboration with other providers, faculty members and students. 
  • Design and implement a major longitudinal project that will be submitted for publication in an appropriate journal, as well as presented at a regional residency conference and/or one national conference. 



Application deadline: Jan. 4 

Application submission: Must apply through PhORCAS 

Resident eligibility requirements 

  • Applicants to pharmacy residencies must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. 
  • It is expected that any incoming pharmacy resident is licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of Ohio within four weeks after the start of the residency. Failure to obtain pharmacist licensure within 90 days of residency start date will result in dismissal from the residency program and termination of employment unless a 30-day waiver is granted. 

Application requirements 

  • Applicants shall submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, college of pharmacy transcripts and three letters of recommendation. 
  • This program does not currently sponsor H-1B visas. 
Compensation and Benefits

Estimated Stipend: $47,466 


  • 12 days paid time off + sick leave + a day off for each holiday worked (each resident is required to work a minimum of two holidays). 
  • Paid professional education days. 
  • Meal allowance. 
  • Travel allowance for required regional and national conferences including ASHP Midyear. 
  • ASHP and OSHP membership. 
  • Teaching certificate enrollment fee. 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance. 
  • Life insurance. 
  • Extra resident perks: white coat, business cards, poster printing (if applicable), online and mobile drug reference database subscriptions and free parking.