Abbey Schwery, PharmD

PGY-2 Palliative Care and Pain Management Resident
PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa

Pharmacy School: University of Iowa

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan's residency program had everything I was looking for: diverse clinical rotations, teaching/academia opportunities, research, and strong mentorship. Also, I wanted to be at an academic medical center with a large residency class to connect with. The pharmacist here are great role models and mentors to learn from! Finally, the experiences offered at Michigan help residents to be well-rounded clinicians, and push you to become the best pharmacist you can be! 

Research Topic: Prevalence of chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs) in patients with opioid use disorder (OUD)

Writing Topic: Intravenous ketamine for pain management in patients with opioid use disorder

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Trying new restaurants and recipes, playing with my kitty cat (Theo), traveling, and collecting coffee mugs

Favorite Book: The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Series

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Mediterrano, Frita Batidos, and Dalat Vietnamese Cuisine 

Advice for future residents: Take risks, be bold, and be kind to yourself