Why did you choose to pursue a residency
As a new pharmacist with the priority of providing exceptional care to my patients in a continuously growing field, I knew I needed to further expand my clinical knowledge and experience to succeed and adapt in the future. A residency allows me to acclimate to the role of a pharmacist, while at the same time gain an understanding of a specialized practice that I would not receive elsewhere.
What attracted you to MCW's PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program?
After completing one of my APPE rotations at Evergreen Pharmacy and feeling not only welcome and included, but like I had gained experience, knowledge, and relationships with both the enthusiastic preceptors and the returning patients, I realized that those were all qualities that I felt I needed in a residency program. MCW’s PGY1 Community-Based Residency Program provides that same opportunity to work with the team at Evergreen Pharmacy again, while also providing a unique opportunity to teach current pharmacy students all of the skills and lessons I have learned and will learn along the way. I truly feel like MCW’s program will help me grow as a pharmacist, professional, and leader and will provide me with the first-hand experience that I want in a specialty field as well as in academia.
What are your professional interests?
I hope to work closely with patients with more of an ambulatory care pharmacist role to better manage their disease states and improve overall health. I do have an interest in treating specialty disease states as new and innovative medications are coming to the market, which gives me an opportunity to educate patients on these exciting new therapies. Additionally, I would also like to continue volunteering my professional services for underserved populations at Milwaukee free health clinics to ensure every patient, regardless of insurance status, is cared for.
What are your hobbies?
Playing video games (both modern and retro), going to the movies, collecting vinyl records, summertime grilling, hunting, and fishing
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Visiting local breweries and restaurants, going to Summerfest, attending Milwaukee Bucks games, visiting the city’s museums, and enjoying Milwaukee’s countless parks