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Postgraduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency Program

At Firelands Regional Medical Center, our residency program offers two resident positions focused on developing confident, well-rounded practitioners with experience in a variety of acute care and ambulatory practice settings. Residents will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management and the highest quality of clinical pharmacy services as collaborative members of our healthcare team.

Our 12-month ASHP accredited program provides training in a wide range of direct patient care settings. Our program will reinforce the concepts of an accountable care organization and will ensure that graduates embody a unique skill-set with emphasis on the integration of pharmacy services into this rapidly growing model of care. We strive to build future leaders in our profession through many focused administrative and clinical experiences as well as participation in mentoring activities for both introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) students.

Graduates of the Firelands Regional Medical Center pharmacy residency program will be prepared to accept future employment as clinical pharmacists, ambulatory care pharmacists, or pursue a variety of postgraduate year two residency programs. An optional teaching certificate program is available through our local college of pharmacy affiliations with both Ohio Northern University and The University of Findlay.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Core Rotations

Learning Experience
Type of Learning Experience
Core or Elective
Orientation Didactic 2 Weeks Core


Hospital Didactic and Patient 6 Weeks Core After Orientation
Internal Medicine 1 Patient Care 4 Weeks Core Completed Hospital, Early (1st or 2nd Patient Care Learning Experience)
Internal Medicine 2 Patient Care 4 Weeks Core

Completed IM 1, and ID

(3rd or 4th Quarter)
Ambulatory Care 1 Patient Care 4 Weeks  Core Completed Hospital, Early (1st or 2nd Patient Care Learning Experience)
Ambulatory Care 2 Patient Care 4 Weeks Core Completed Ambulatory Care 1 (3rd or 4th Quarter)
Infectious Disease Patient Care 4 Weeks Core Completed IM 1
Oncology Patient Care 4 Weeks Core Completed Hospital
Critical Care Patient Care 4 Weeks Core Completed IM 1 & ID
Advanced ID Patient Care 4 Weeks Elective Completed IM 1 & 2, ID, critical care
Advanced Critical Care Patient Care 4 Weeks Elective Completed IM 1 & 2, ID, critical care
Advanced Administration Patient Care 4 Weeks Elective 3rd, or 4th quarter
Advanced Internal Medicine Patient Care 4 Weeks Elective Completed IM 1 & 2, ID, Critical Care
Advanced Ambulatory Care & Community Practice Patient Care 4 Weeks Elective Completed AC 1 & 2, IM 1 & 2, and ID
Staffing Longitudinal 10 Months Core Completed Hospital
Research Project Longitudinal 12 Months Core 12 Month Longitudinal
Administration & Leadership Longitudinal 12 Months Core 12 Month Longitudinal
Teaching Certificate Longitudinal 12 Months Core 12 Month Longitudinal

View a Sample Resident Schedule.

Application Process

View the Pharmacy Residency Application Packet here.

Resident Benefits

See a list of the Resident Benefits.

Resident Preceptors

Learn more about our Preceptors below.

Darla J. Gaiser, RPh, FASCP

Rotations: Ambulatory Care 1 & 2

Darla Gaiser is Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinic Manager at Firelands Regional Medical Center – Center for Coordinated Care. Darla received her BSPh from Ohio Northern University. She became a fellow with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Darla has displayed a passion throughout her career for improving patient outcomes through pharmacy interventions and legislative involvement. She organized a charter team for the national HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative Team, and facilitated her team’s involvement for the six year duration of the collaborative, working to establish documented value and guidelines for a healthcare team approach to patient care with intense pharmacy involvement and interventions.

In her current position, she channels her energies into growth of interdisciplinary clinics focused on various aspects of patient care. Prior to her current position, Ms. Gaiser was employed as Director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services for a midsized healthcare system, and was responsible for medication management, distribution, audits, policies, and procedures in multiple outpatient clinics and pharmacies. She oversaw medication management for hospice, long-term care services, ambulatory surgery centers, a community/employee diabetic program, and sterile compounding for outpatient procedures in the clinics. She developed a discharge prescription program for the medical center, as well as a medication assistance program for clinic and hospital patients. Darla is currently active in teaching ambulatory pharmacy care APPE and residency rotations in association with two pharmacy colleges, and has served as preceptor, faculty, adjunct faculty, and affiliate professor for several other colleges in the recent past. Darla is an active member of state and national pharmacy organizations and committees, including the Legal and Regulatory committee and the Disease State Management committee for the Ohio Pharmacists Association.

Judy Holzaepfel, RPh, FASCP

Rotations: Oncology

Judy is the oncology clinical pharmacist at the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Ohio Northern University, with a long and diverse pharmacy practice history. The depth of her pharmacy experience in multiple areas such as geriatrics, hospice, hospital, and retail, enable her to tie many aspects of pharmacy practice into the specialty field of oncology. Her current position places a strong emphasis on evidence based oncology practice, clinical pharmacy implications, patient contact during the chemotherapy process, and the pharmacoeconomics of oncology.

Judy has practiced in oncology for the past eleven years, and was instrumental in the development of two oncology clinics during that time. She has been involved in training pharmacy students since 1997, was a fellow in ASCP, and has been a member of HOPA, almost since their inception.

Jaclyn Jensen, PharmD

Rotations: Hospital Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine 2

Jaclyn joined Firelands Regional Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist after graduating from Ohio Northern University in 2009. Jaclyn serves as one of the clinical pharmacists for the Adult Internal Medicine Hospitalist team and also practices in the inpatient pharmacy. She currently assists with APPE students for the hospital pharmacy rotation. Additionally, she is the residency preceptor for the hospital pharmacy practice, staffing, internal medicine 2, and advanced internal medicine elective rotations as well as assisting with internal medicine 1. Jaclyn is an active member of ASHP and serves on the infection control committee.

Rachael Macko, PharmD

Maria Foreman, PharmD

Mary Hermes, PharmD

Scott West, PharmD

Joo Ha, PharmD

Match Program

Firelands Regional Medical Center participates in the match program of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. To learn more about the match program, visit