PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency – Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
Previous education: BS in Biology from UW Madison and PharmD from Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Short Bio: I was born and raised in Sheboygan, WI. I completed by Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UW Madison, and my PharmD degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping, and traveling to tropical locations, especially during the harsh winter months. When given the opportunity, I like to attend Wisconsin sporting events (ie. Badger Games, Packer Games, Brewer Games), and tailgate like a true Wisconsinite. I am a recent newlywed as of July this year, and am welcoming any suggestions for an adventurous, tropical honeymoon.
Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing Residency: When choosing a residency program, I wanted to be part of the development, progression and implementation of pharmaceutical care and MTM services in the community pharmacy setting. Engagement with direct patient and provider interactions with development of collaborative practice with providers in the clinical settings was also a positive component in choosing a residency program.
Why Aurora? The Community Residency Program at ASLMC offered many of the important characteristics that I was looking for in a residency program. Through Aurora’s progression in MTM and clinical services, immunizations, medication safety and ambulatory care practice, I felt confident that I would be able to gain clinical competence in community and ambulatory care practice in hopes of further developing professional leadership through community and professional pharmacy involvement.
Current rotations: Clinical Services, Immunizations, Medication Safety, Practice Management, Family Care Center, Staffing.
Year-Long Project: Assessing the Efficacy of Patient Education Techniques on Patient Risk Stratification
Future Plans: In the future, I hope to alternate roles between a community pharmacist and ambulatory care pharmacist, capable of developing collaborative practice agreements for chronic disease states, and anticoagulation therapy. My true professional aspiration involves being able to gain provider status and utilize my knowledge and leadership skills to encourage and promote innovative ideas to advance professional community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice.