PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
University of Wisconsin, 2013
PGY1 Residency Location
Drug Policy, Cardiovascular ICU, Surgical ICU, Neurology, Residency Administration, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Ambulatory and Academia
PGY1 Residency Project
Intravenous Unfractionated Heparin Dosing Based on Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time versus Anti Factor-Xa AssayMy project is to design and implement a heparin dosing protocol based on laboratory monitoring with anti-Xa heparin assays in all patients receiving IV heparin. The primary outcome of the study is to evaluate the time to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation when measuring heparin based on laboratory monitoring with anti-Xa versus aPTT. The ultimate goal is to improve anticoagulation efficacy, safety, and cost outcomes.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency in order to explore my professional interests and gain experience as a clinical pharmacist in a wide variety of practice settings. I wanted to expand my knowledge base and build a strong foundation to provide high quality care to all patients in my future career.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
The PGY1 program at Froedtert Hospital aligned exactly with what I was looking for in a residency program. I was immediately drawn to the wide variety of rotations offered, especially the critical care and academia experiences. As a large academic medical center, there are many opportunities to teach and precept students. The residency program is very well established with knowledgeable and friendly preceptors. In addition, I was interested in the unique decentralized staffing model and being a part of a large residency class.
Cardiology, critical care and academia
Sports (gymnastics!), reading, shopping, music and outdoor activities
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
Summer festivals, concerts, Brewers games, trying out new restaurants, Bradford Beach, exploring the city