PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Aurora BayCare Medical Center Green Bay, WI
Previous Education: Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
Short Bio: I grew up in a small town right outside of Chicago. In my free time I love to be outdoors and active, hang out with family and friends, catch up on some of my favorite shows (The Bachelor, Revenge, and Grey's Anatomy), and travel.
Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing Residency: I wanted a smaller residency class size with many different rotations available, specifically oncology, infectious disease, and critical care which are all areas of interest of mine. I was also looking for a program that gave me opportunities to teach/precept students as well as many different leadership roles.
Why Aurora? I have heard about Aurora and it's phenomenal patient care and saw the many different opportunities available within Aurora's Health System. After my interview, I was fascinated by the enthusiasm the pharmacy and residency director, as well as all the other pharmacists I had spoken with, had about the program and ABMC in general.
Current Rotations: Oncology, Central Order Verification, Critical Care, Hospitalist, Administration, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Infectious Disease.
Year-Long Project: Intravenous acetaminophen versus oral acetaminophen use in perioperative orthopedic surgery patients.
Future Plans: My future plans include a PGY-2 in oncology and one day work either in a clinic or inpatient oncology center as well as teach/precept student
Previous Education: PharmD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Short Bio: I grew up in Madison, WI and stayed there for both undergrad and pharmacy school. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing Residency: I was looking for a program offering a variety of experiences and rotations aligning with my interests.
Why Aurora? Aurora Baycare was unique in that it offered experiences and rotations comparable to larger institutions, but did so in a smaller hospital. I liked the idea of being able to get to know my preceptors well and work with them frequently throughout the residency year. At my interview, the preceptors made me feel very welcome and were really enthusiastic about the program. Additionally, the program offered extensive experiences in infectious disease and critical care.
Current Rotations: Medical/Surgery, Hospitalist, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Oncology, Safety, and Pharmacy Administration.
Year-Long Project: Implementation of a program to avoid the unnecessary avoidance of beta-lactams in patients with a beta-lactam 'allergy'
Future Plans: I would like to work as an inpatient clinical pharmacist and am considering pursuing a PGY2 residency in infectious disease.