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

Program Overview | Preceptors | Resident

Ashley Fredrick

Ashley Fredrick

Previous Education: PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison

Short Bio: I grew up in Niagara, WI which is about 90 miles north of Green Bay. In my free time I love to be outdoors, try new restaurants, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I was looking for an established and reputable program in the Green Bay area that would offer me a variety of rotations that aligned with my areas of interest, specifically oncology, NICU, and critical care.

Why Aurora? Aurora has a great atmosphere where the pharmacists are viewed as part of the interdisciplinary health care team. The preceptors were very enthusiastic and proud of their current residents which made me excited to join their team. I felt that the culture of Aurora would be a perfect fit for me.

Current Rotations: Oncology, Medical/Surgery, Central Order Verification, Critical Care, Hospitalist, Administration, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Safety, and Infectious Disease.

Year-Long Project: Establishing Pharmacist Involvement in the ABMC Cardiology Clinic

Future Plans: I would like to work as an inpatient clinical pharmacist within the Green Bay area, hopefully Aurora!

Casey Olsen

Casey Olsen

Previous Education: PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison

Short Bio: I grew up on a farm in Edgerton, WI. In my free time, I enjoy pursuing all avenues of technologic entertainment, most recently virtual reality. Additionally, I love spending time with friends and family playing board/video games, tennis, and biking.

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: The people and environment were the most important factors to me when choosing a residency site. I desired a place where I could feel welcome, but pushed to better my pharmaceutical practice. Additionally, I wanted a site where opportunities would be present to enact change and experience personal interest areas.

Why Aurora? The Aurora system came to my attention during the 2015 ASHP Midyear Conference. I attended a social where I was able to talk to preceptors and residents. This made evident to me how Aurora was pushing pharmaceutical care to new levels especially through workflow and informatics processes. Aurora had the people, environment, and opportunities I was seeking.

Current Rotations: Medical/Surgery, Hospitalist, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Oncology, Drug Use Policy, Central Order Verification, Medical Safety, and Pharmacy Administration

Year-Long Project: Process improvement to prevent the unnecessary avoidance of beta-lactams in patients with a beta-lactam 'allergy' in an elective surgery population

Future Plans: I hope to establish myself within a medication safety or informatics position with maintained clinical practice. I am considering a PGY-2 in informatics.