Postgraduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency Program

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 health care team.

Our 12-month ASHP precandidate status 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 2 residency programs. An optional teaching certificate program is available through our local college of pharmacy affiliations.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Core Rotations

  • Internal Medicine: two months
  • Ambulatory Care: two months
  • Infectious Disease: one month
  • Critical Care: one month
  • Oncology: one month
  • Administration: one month
  • Pharmacy Informatics: one-half month
  • Hospital: 1½ months
  • Leadership: three months longitudinal
  • Medication Safety: three months longitudinal
  • Nursing Education: three months longitudinal
  • Elective: one month

Resident Preceptors

Rebekah Dumke, PharmD

Rotations: Ambulatory care
Dr. Dumke joined Firelands as a clinical pharmacist after graduating from Ohio Northern University in 2008. She serves as lead pharmacist for the ambulatory care medication therapy management clinics. She currently serves as preceptor for the ambulatory care rotations and also assists with internal medicine rotations and other decentralized and inpatient pharmacy services on a regular basis. She is an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and serves on numerous hospital committees.

Joe Guidos, PharmD

Rotations: Internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care
Dr. Guidos joined Firelands in 2010 as a clinical pharmacist practicing with the hospitalist physician service. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy and completed his postgraduate year 1 pharmacy practice residency at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. He is an active member of ASHP and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Areas of interest include internal medicine, critical care and infectious disease. Dr. Guidos currently serves as the residency and APPE preceptor for critical care, infectious disease, and internal medicine rotations.

Judy Holzaepfel, RPh, FASCP

Rotations: Hematology/oncology
Holzaepfel is the oncology clinical pharmacist at 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.

Holzaepfel has practiced in oncology for the past seven 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 American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and has been a member of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, almost since their inception.

Jaclyn Jensen, PharmD

Rotations: Hospital pharmacy practice
Dr. Jensen joined Firelands as a clinical pharmacist after graduating from Ohio Northern University in 2009. She serves as a decentralized pharmacist for the department but also practices in the anticoagulation clinic and inpatient pharmacy. She currently serves as the APPE preceptor for the hospital pharmacy rotation and also assists with general/internal medicine rotations. Dr. Jensen is an active member of ASHP.

Jeff Kelley, RPh

Rotations: Pharmacy informatics
Kelley is the lead clinical informatics pharmacist at Firelands Regional Medical Center. After graduation from The Ohio State University, Kelley sought to make an impact on patient care in the retail pharmacy arena. Looking for more challenges, he made the switch to hospital pharmacy. After 2 ½ years as staff/clinical pharmacist, Kelley joined the clinical informatics department to champion changes in work flow through the use of technology to ultimately provide better and safer methods of providing patient care at Firelands.

Jim Spicer, PharmD, CACP

Rotations: Administration
Dr. Spicer is the director of pharmacy services at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He received his doctorate in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2004 and his board certification in anticoagulation in 2008. He was first employed by Firelands as clinical pharmacy coordinator before accepting the position as director of pharmacy in 2009. He is active in teaching clinical practice rotations in association with Ohio Northern University, the University of Findlay, The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy as well as Ohio University, the University of Kansas and Des Moines University Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an active member of ASHP and Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Current clinical interests are in intensive care and infectious disease research, optimizing medication therapy to achieve maximal clinical outcomes, antithrombotic therapies, ambulatory care, and advancing medication safety throughout the healthcare continuum through the implementation of technologies and other strategies.

Sherry Stanley, RPh

Rotations: Hospital pharmacy practice
Stanley graduated from The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. She has been an inpatient pharmacist since 1992 and has been an integral part of many inpatient hospital processes. Her expertise in precepting the hospital pharmacy rotation provides our students and residents with a great deal of knowledge and a variety of unique experiences. Stanley also serves on numerous hospital committees.

Match Program

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