Pharmacy Residency Programs

of your residency experience is spent at AxessPointe Community Health Centers that deliver primary medical, dental, and preventative health services to the medically underserved.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The NEOMED/AxessPointe Community Health Center Residency Program

Prepare for a Future as a Health Care Provider & a Clinical Faculty Member

The College of Pharmacy at NEOMED offers a postgraduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency Program with an ambulatory care and teaching focus designed to cultivate practitioners who wish to develop clinical expertise, educate future pharmacists, enhance their leadership and project management skills, and engage in research. Graduates of the residency program are prepared to provide pharmaceutical care services in a community or ambulatory care setting and to become a clinical faculty member at a school of pharmacy.

Did you know?

Our 2023 PGY-1 match rate was 94.4%, the highest in Ohio and eighth highest in nation (national average 82%)

Residency Learning Experiences

Pharmacy residents participating in the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program develop and enhance skills in five distinct learning experiences:

  • Pharmaceutical Care and Practice Management,
  • Distribution/Staffing,
  • Teaching & Learning,
  • Project Management, and
  • Ambulatory Care Leadership & Entrepreneurship.

Why a Pharmacy Practice Residency?

Develop clinical expertise

Provide educational opportunities

Enhance leadership & project management skills

Engage in research

Directly impact patient care

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Residency Practice Site

AxessPointe Community Health Centers, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers primary medical, dental, mental and preventative health services in medically underserved areas.

80% of the residency is spent at the practice site

Patient care responsibilities vary and are under the guidance of the assigned site preceptor.

Residency Clinical Faculty Experience

Residents gain experience as a clinical faculty member through teaching large and small groups, participating in committee work, and attending college and department meetings.

20% of the residency is spent at NEOMED

Clinical faculty experience is developed at NEOMED under the guidance of the residency program director.

Meet the Team

Pharmacy residents report to the residency program director. Residents also work closely with their residency preceptor.

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Kenneth Furdich, Pharm.D., BCACP

Program Director
Phone: 330.325.6315

Dr. Magdi Awad

Magdi H. Awad, MSA, Pharm.D., RPh

Director of Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Phone: 330.325.6225
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Patti Pfeifer
Program Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6390

Program Director

Kenneth Furdich, Pharm.D., BCACP
Phone: 330.325.6315

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Pharmacy Residency Programs at NEOMED