Elizabeth Dow

Elizabeth Dow - Pharmacy ResidentPGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Hometown

Hancock, MI

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

University of Minnesota, 2012

PGY1 Residency Location

Froedtert Hospital

PGY1 Rotations

Clinical Administration, Oncology, Emergency Department, Drug Policy, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Toxicology, DAART, Medicine and Neuro ICU

PGY1 Residency Project

Improving Allergy Documentation Across the Healthcare Continuum

The purpose of the study was threefold. First, we determined the current practices of allergy documentation at Froedtert Health within our electronic medical record. Second, we optimized our allergy documentation by requiring the reaction field to be completed for each allergy entered into our system and optimized our allergy reaction list. Finally, we provided education to all disciplines regarding reporting accurate medication allergies.

PGY2 Rotations

Inpatient Oncology, Academia, Ambulatory Bone Marrow Transplant, Inpatient Malignant Hematology, Investigational Drug Service, Pediatric Oncology, Benign Hematology, Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant, Longitudinal Medication Safety and Drug Policy

PGY2 Residency Project

Assessment of risk factors for in-hospital venous thromboembolism and compliance to clinical practice guidelines in a malignant hematology and bone marrow transplant population

The purpose of this study is to determine the risk factors for the development of in-hospital VTE in a malignant hematology/BMT population using a matched, case control design (VTE event group vs. Non-VTE event group). Secondary outcomes include determining the compliance to clinical practice guidelines. The overall goal of this project is to create an algorithm to help assist providers in determining appropriate VTE prophylaxis for their patients.

Why did you choose to pursue a residency?

I decided to pursue a residency because it offers many diverse experiences to expand and grow as a clinical pharmacist. Even after four years of pharmacy school I felt like I had so much more to learn! Residency allows you to explore different areas of pharmacy while helping to build a solid foundation. With the variety of opportunities available as a PGY1, it helped me to determine that I wanted to pursue a PGY2 in oncology.

What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?

Froedtert has an amazing team of pharmacists and managers who help to promote pharmacy practice at Froedtert. As an academic medical center, there is a focus on teaching and advancement of our practice. Joining them felt like the right fit. Other bonuses include the wide variety of rotations, flexibility in scheduling, and opportunities to teach and precept students.

Professional Interests

Hematology/Oncology, infectious diseases, academia and leadership

Hobbies

Sports, traveling, outdoor activities and cooking

What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?

Festivals, exploring, outdoor events and social functions