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Pharmacy Residency Program

About the program:

The Columbus Regional Hospital Residency Program is a one-year commitment.

The CRH PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program obtained accreditation from ASHP in October of 2012.  

CRH is currently training its fifth class of PGY1 residents. Pharmacists who have completed the program have gone on to complete PGY2 residencies, fill academic positions, and to work as clinical pharmacists. 

Program goal:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on 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 post graduate year two (PGY2) residency training.

Pharmacy Residents will be involved in performance and process improvement initiatives, precepting pharmacy students, and patient care.  Residents will give formal presentations to staff, patients, and other health care providers at various times throughout the year.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Learning Experiences

  • Required Learning Experiences
    • Internal Medicine
    • Critical Care
    • Pharmacy Management
    • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
    • Informatics & Automation
  • Elective Learning Experiences
    • Internal Medicine II
    • Infectious Disease
    • Oncology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Transition of Care
    • Cardiology

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Pharmacy Resident Salary
  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Opportunities for professional meeting travel
  • Retirement savings with a 403 (b) with employer match & pension plan

Application Process

Please submit all required materials below by January 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm using the online PhORCAS system:


  •  Current CV
  •  Letter of intent
  •  3 letters of recommendation from clinical instructors or work supervisors (please use ASHP form)
  •  Official college transcript(s)

All applicants must register for the Resident Matching Program via the ASHP Match website at

Upon evaluation of application materials, qualified applicants will be offered an on-site visit and interview with the residency team. Interviews take place in late January and February. Notification of interview will occur no later than January 31, 2016.

Successful candidates will be expected to graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and obtain Indiana pharmacist licensure by August 1.

The application process will include a formal employment application to be completed upon successful matching with our program.

For questions, please contact:

Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator (RPD)
Christine Soedel, PharmD

Pharmacy Residency Coordinator (RPC)
Bryce Mitchell, PharmD

2400 East 17th St.
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Current Resident Contact Information:  

Tiffany Kong PharmD

Robin Spielmann PharmD

2400 East 17th St. 
Columbus, Indiana 47201

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. 

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