Rachel J. Finkelstein
PGY1 Community Resident
Iowa City, Iowa
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, 2013
PGY1 Residency Location
Anticoagulation & Anemia Clinic, Academic Rotation at Concordia University School of Pharmacy, Primary Care/Internal Medicine, HIV-Infectious Disease, Inpatient Cardiology, Diabetes, Policy and Administration
PGY1 Residency Project
Optimizing the Transition of Care to Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy
The goal of my project is to identify patients who have been discharged from the hospital on parenteral antibiotics and are not being followed by the infectious disease department. Then, create a process where these patients will have a consult with infectious disease before discharge to improve patient access to appropriate antibiotic therapy, improve adherence to treatment plan, and minimize adverse effects and complications.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
Pursuing a residency gave me the opportunity to gain additional clinical practice experiences and further develop my knowledge and clinical skills. This year dedicated to residency will better prepare me for a successful career in ambulatory care and help me to become a better provider.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
Froedtert’s Community Residency provided many diverse experiences that I could not find in other programs. This program also provided me the flexibility to tailor the residency to my interests and career goals.
Ambulatory care and chronic disease state management
Photography and going out to eat with family and friends
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Finding unique, locally owned restaurants to go out to eat. I am a new resident of Wisconsin so I am trying out some Wisconsin cheese and beer.