Pharmacy Residency Programs
Current Pharmacy Residents
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Port Huron, MI
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
University of Michigan, 2011
PGY1 Residency Location
Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Cardiology, Clinical Management, Director of Pharmacy, Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, System Formulary, Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services, Advanced Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Department, Advanced Heart Failure, Internal Medicine
PGY1 Residency Project
Feasibility Study of the Use of Pre-Filled Syringes in Surgical Satellite Pharmacies
The purpose of this study was to determine to feasibility and potential cost-effectiveness of outsourcing some or a majority of the prefilled syringes currently made in surgical satellites to an outside manufacturer/supplier. The analysis involved meetings with outside vendors, estimates on volumes and potential cost avoidances in decreased length of stay and waste.
Operations Management, Clinical Management, Contracting and Purchasing, Specialty Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy, Informatics, Medication Safety, Administrative Focus
PGY2 Residency Project
Development of a Formalized Clinical Acuity Tool with Quality Tracking Implications
Clinical acuity scoring tools are very useful in helping pharmacists to improve their efficiency and ability to prioritize patients. Ideally, these tools can also be utilized to track quality measures, such as selected core measures, documented on by pharmacists. This is a two phase project with the development of the tool for use system-wide in the first phase. The quality tracking and optimization will be developed in phase two.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
I initially chose to pursue residency training because I wanted to specialize in cardiology and then move into a management role. After completing a few months of my PGY1 residency, I knew that I truly enjoyed administration and leadership and wanted to further my training in those areas. I feel that the combination of the clinical training I have received and leadership training I am currently receiving are instrumental in helping establish the foundation for a successful career. Without residency training, that foundation would be lacking.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
Froedtert’s PGY2 residency appealed to me due to its well-developed decentralized pharmacy model, established leadership, and unique opportunities relating to human resources and financial management.
Operations and Technology Management; Clinical Management, especially cardiology and geriatrics; Financial Management; Human Resource Management
College football and basketball, MLB baseball (Go Tigers!), hosting the Kilted Tailgate, traveling, spending time with family and friends.
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Brewery tours and other random events with my co-residents.