PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Aurora BayCare Medical Center Green Bay, WI

Program Overview | Preceptors | Resident

Derrick Ledvina

Derrick Ledvina

Previous Education: Touro University-California College of Pharmacy, undergraduate split between University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (Bachelor of Science)

Short Bio: I was born and raised in a small town in Northeast Wisconsin (60 miles North of Green Bay) called Wausaukee. I enjoy traveling and moving to new places. I spent a year living on Waikiki Beach while attending University of Hawaii and then decided to move to Napa, California for pharmacy school. I spend my free time snowmobiling, jet-skiing and relaxing at home on Lake Noquebay. When I have time, I try to find new wineries, microbreweries and restaurants to sample. Residency will most likely reduce my TV time, however I will try my best to keep up with my top shows: The Leftovers, Walking Dead, Shameless, and Sons of Anarchy

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing Residency: Residencies within States recognizing pharmacists as providers, variety of rotations/experience (oncology, ID, pharmacist-run clinics), and current preceptors

Why Aurora? Since its creation, Aurora BayCare Medical Center has received an excellent reputation for the service it provides to Northeast Wisconsin. When making my lengthy trips to Green Bay as a teen, I remember telling myself I would like to work at ABMC one day. After years of education, I finally had the chance to interview here. The preceptors and Director of Pharmacy were excited to have me interview and confirmed my expectations of a residency that uniquely suited me.

Current Rotations: Critical Care, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Administration, Central Order Verification, Drug Policy

Year-Long Project: Creating a communicating process between the Transitional Care Pharmacist and Personal Care Provider upon patient discharge

Future Plans: Undecided at this time, however I have interest in oncology, infectious disease and pharmacist-run clinics which may lead me to pursue a PGY2 residency