PGY1/PGY2 Combined Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

Program Overview | Preceptors | Residents

Rachel Nass

Rachel Nass

Previous Education: B.S. from the University of Michigan and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Short Bio: I am originally from Michigan and spent my life there until moving to Wisconsin to complete my pharmacy training. In my free time I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and most recently exploring all of the greatness Milwaukee has to offer!

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: When considering a residency program the most important aspects for me included: well-rounded rotation options, precepting opportunities, leadership development, and "fit"

Why Aurora? I chose Aurora because their well-developed program offered all of the opportunities I desired in a residency. It was clear that this program will help me to become the caregiver and leader I hope to. The people were also a large factor of my decision. Each time I interacted with someone from Aurora I grew more and more impressed by the passion, respect, and genuine kindness each person exuded. From the start, I had the gut feeling that this program was a good fit for me and that I would be happy here – and I am!

Current Rotations: My core rotations are: medicine, cardiology, administration, and oncology. My elective rotations are: infectious disease, neuro-ICU/epilepsy, and investigational drugs.

Year-Long Project: Development and Implementation of a Technician-Led Pre-Surgery Medication History Program

Future Plans: This year I hope to learn as much as I can clinically, as well as become familiar with the organization's workflow in various departments and locations. During my second year, I hope to further my development as a leader and explore the different avenues of pharmacy administration.


Shiny Parsai

Shiny Parsai

Previous Education: M.S. and B.S. from Iowa State University and PharmD from the University of Iowa

Short Bio: In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and taking advantage on all that Milwaukee has to offer!

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I focused on fit which included the people, large health system, ambulatory care electives, and leadership.

Why Aurora? I connected with the people and it was the perfect fit. I felt like I belonged here.

Current Rotations: Core in drug use policy, surgery, cardiology, and internal medicine. Electives in medical intensive care unit, anticoagulation clinic, and oncology clinic.

Year-Long Project: Assessment & Reduction of Medication Waste in Pharmacy

Future Plans: A pharmacy leadership position, especially in the ambulatory care area.


Landon Kortman

Landon Kortman

Previous Education: PharmD from Concordia University Wisconsin

Short Bio: I am originally from New Berlin, WI – a suburb of Milwaukee. I enjoy watching movies and television sitcoms, my favorite being The Avengers (movie) and The Big Bang Theory (TV show). I am an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and I am hoping for a Super Bowl trophy next season!

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I was looking for a program within a large health system. I also looked at the elective rotations available and program history. Mentorship and leadership opportunities were also a significant factor.

Why Aurora? Aurora offers a great residency program that has many mentorship and leadership opportunities which is what I was looking for in a program. During my longitudinal APPE experience at Aurora and residency interview, I had great interactions with the preceptors and past residents. These interactions made it more than just a program with the factors that I wanted.

Current Rotations: Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Services Administration, Retail Pharmacy Operations, Ambulatory Care Services, Pharmacy Informatics, Pharmacy Supply Chain, Pharmacy Recruiting, Health-System Pharmacy Leadership

Year-Long Project: Improving Patient Access to Pharmacy Services through Collaboration with the Clinical Contact Center.

Future Plans: After completion of my PGY2 in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, I plan to pursue a pharmacy leadership position.


Trisha Pedone

Trisha Pedone

Previous Education: B.S. in Biology and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison

Short Bio: I was born in Poulsbo, Washington and grew up Gurnee, Illinois until the age of nine. From there, my family migrated to Madison, WI where I completed my high school, undergraduate, and graduate education. In my free time, I enjoy photography, jewelry-making, dancing, hiking, running, and travelling. I've loved living in Milwaukee during this past year and cannot wait to see what else this city has to offer!

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I chose to pursue large hospital programs that offered a strong clinical PGY-1 program and leadership experiences in ambulatory and inpatient settings. Of course, it was my interaction with site leadership during my interview that truly sold me on Aurora.

Why Aurora? I was drawn to the Aurora program for numerous reasons; I loved that I would be with a large residency class in a well-established program. I valued the opportunities this residency gave me to gain leadership exposure within a large, integrated, health system. Most importantly, I found the enthusiasm exuded by Aurora leadership to be second-to-none. It is clear that the Aurora team is truly passionate about advancing pharmacy practice!

Current Rotations: Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Services Administration, Retail Pharmacy Operations, Ambulatory Care Services, Pharmacy Informatics, Pharmacy Supply Chain, Pharmacy Recruiting, Health-System Pharmacy Leadership

Year-Long Project: Establishing a pharmacy presence in non-hospital ambulatory clinics

Future Plans: Enjoy the opportunity I have to learn as much as I can about inpatient and community operations before pursuing a leadership position.