Jodi DeGrote

Jodi DeGrote - Pharmacy ResidentPGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown

Sauk Rapids, MN

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

University of Minnesota, 2013

PGY1 Residency Location

Froedtert Hospital 

PGY1 Rotations

Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Surgical ICU, Residency Administration, Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Policy

PGY1 Residency Project

Evaluation of Clinical and Economic Outcomes with Intermittent versus Extended Infusion Meropenem

The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients pre- and post-implementation of Froedtert’s extended infusion protocol. Traditionally, meropenem has been given intermittently over 30 minutes. More recently, research has suggested that extending the infusion time will increase time above MIC, therefore improving clinical outcomes while necessitating smaller doses. Outcomes of previous studies evaluating B-lactam antibiotics are conflicting with no clinical outcomes available for meropenem alone.

Why did you choose to pursue a residency?

I chose to pursue a residency to broaden my clinical skills in order to provide high quality, evidence-based care for patients. Residency training allows for exposure to a wide variety of experiences that will establish a solid foundation for my pharmacy career.

What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program? 

I was looking for a large academic medical center, which would provide an emphasis on teaching. Froedtert Hospital is able to provide experience in a wide range of specialty areas. Personally, experience in critical care and a level 1 trauma center aligned closely with my professional goals.

Professional interests

Critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine

Hobbies 

Running, sports, traveling, and reading

What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?

Being new to the Milwaukee area, I have enjoyed exploring a new city, attending Brewers games, spending time on the lakefront, and trying new restaurants. There is always something fun going on around town!