PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Aurora BayCare Medical Center Green Bay, WI
Previous Education: PharmD from Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Short Bio: I am from Neenah, Wisconsin. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family (and dogs). I also enjoy being outdoors, biking, reading, and discovering new restaurants.
Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I primarily focused on the environment, rotations, and project opportunities. Program and health system size were also considered.
Why Aurora? The entire Aurora staff is welcoming and encourages my clinical development. I am impressed by the enthusiasm everyone displays for mentoring residents. Aurora offers many opportunities to pursue my interests. I also enjoy that this is an established residency program that provides the ability to work with a large residency class.
Current Rotations: Hospitalist, Oncology, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Medical/Surgery, Central Order Verification, Drug Use Policy, Medical Safety, and Administration
Year-Long Project: Pilot pharmacist-provided medication counseling and interventions for COPD exacerbations
Future Plans: I may pursue a PGY2 residency. I hope to practice as a clinical pharmacist with the opportunity to mentor students.
Previous Education: B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Short Bio: I grew up in the Kettle Moraine region and spent summers with my family on Lake Michigan. In my free-time, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, road-trips, trying new restaurants, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. I am also a diehard Green Bay Packers fan, Go Pack Go!
Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: When I was choosing a program, it was important to me that I would be valued as a part of the team while simultaneously challenging me to be a better provider. I searched for a program that offered a variety of rotations, including those that aligned with my areas of interest, specifically critical care.
Why Aurora? I have been fortunate to work for Aurora since my senior year of high school, nearly nine years by the time residency began. No matter where I floated within the system, I always encountered wonderful caregivers who enjoyed where and who they worked with. Continuing my post-graduate training with Aurora was the natural next step and I knew it would provide the opportunities I needed to grow as a clinical pharmacist in training.
Current Rotations: Medical/Surgery, Central Order Verification, Critical Care, Administration, Drug Use Policy, Oncology, Medication Safety, Hospitalist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Infectious Disease.
Year-Long Project: Pharmacist-driven antibiotic time-out for patients receiving antimicrobials to treat known or presumed infection under hospitalist and intensivist services
Future Plans: I hope to work as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and am considering a PGY-2 in emergency, critical care, or ambulatory care medicine.