Calloway VanEpern

Calloway VanEpern - Pharmacy ResidentPGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident

Hometown

Green Bay, WI

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, 2013

PGY1 Residency Location

Froedtert Hospital

PGY1 Rotations

Administration, DITTO (Diabetes), Anticoagulation/Anemia/MTM, Med Policy, Geriatrics, Inpatient Cardiology, Academic rotation at Concordia University School of Pharmacy and Primary Care

PGY1 Residency Project

Decreasing readmissions in high risk populations

Why did you choose to pursue a residency?

I knew that if I wanted to be competitive in today’s job market for ambulatory care pharmacy I needed to do a residency. I enjoyed the direct patient interactions that came in the ambulatory care setting; I wanted to get more experience in this type of setting as well as more exposure to other specialties that I did not get the opportunity to see as a student.

What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?

Primarily it was Froedtert’s reputation. Froedtert is the area’s only academic health center, so the health care providers are accustomed to having learners around. The community pharmacy residency has a great foundation in their anticoagulation clinic and services they provide in their community pharmacies, but there is also opportunity to see more specialty clinics such as transplant, oncology, HIV, psychiatry and more. There is also opportunity to gain experience in the acute care setting with multiple inpatient and emergency department rotation electives.

Professional interests

Ambulatory care, primary care and chronic disease state management

Hobbies

Fishing, rowing and watching the Green Bay Packers

What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?

Going to Bradford Beach and playing volleyball