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Oregon State Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is seeking prospective PGY-1 pharmacy residents who are passionate about helping people. At OSH, we help adults with severe mental illnesses get better and return to lives of meaning and value in the community. A team of seasoned professionals will train you how to be patient-centered and recovery focused.

During your yearlong residency, you will:

  • Learn everything from antibiotic stewardship and patient chart reviews to medication histories and therapeutic decision recommendations;
  • Coordinate Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students with the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate; and
  • Prepare for your psychiatric board certification and/or a PGY-2 residency in psychiatry.


Dr. Cydreese Aebi, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCPP
Office phone: (503) 945-9068
Fax: (503) 947-1085

Our residents have gone on to work at the following locations:

  • Oregon State Hospital
  • Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Alabama (PGY-2)
  • Bryan Psychiatric Hospital, South Carolina
  • Denver VA Medical Center, Colorado (PGY-2)

Why Choose Oregon State Hospital?


Oregon State Hospital leads the way in implementing innovative approaches to psychiatric care and creating the best environment for patient recovery and trainee learning. My residency challenged me and spurred my growth. It was a truly unique and invaluable experience in my professional development.

Albert Chira, Bio Portait

Dr. Albert Chira, Pharm. D.

​OSH Clinical Pharmacist Resident from 2013-2014


My favorite aspect of completing my PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Oregon State Hospital was knowing that I, personally, was making a difference. I know my work was helpful and meaningful in regard to improving patient care. In my opinion, there is no greater satisfaction in your career than knowing your work matters.

Amber Lorenzen, Bio Portait

Dr. Amber Lorenzen, Pharm. D.

OSH Clinical Pharmacist Informaticist Resident from 2014-2015


Oregon State Hospital’s residency program not only offers a strong education in mental health conditions and pharmacotherapy, but also allows for growth in ambulatory care skills, administration, student preceptorship and academia. The community at the hospital is inspirational and supportive, and I am blessed to start my career here.

Kaja Wagner, Bio Portait

Dr. Kaja Wagner

OSH resident 2016-2017

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