Andrew Smith, PharmD

PGY-2 Investigational Drugs & Research Pharmacy Resident
PGY-1 Investigational Drugs & Research Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: McConnellsburg, PA

Pharmacy School: Purdue University College of Pharmacy 

PGY-1 (if current PGY-2): PGY-1 Investigational Drugs & Research at Michigan Medicine

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? The Investigational Drugs and Research Pharmacy Residency is one of the first in the country and is still in its early stages. The goals of the program closely resonated with my professional goals: to develop a solid clinical foundation and then use it help conduct safe, relevant, and innovative research. Michigan Medicine and our Research Pharmacy are national leaders in clinical research. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to train in this environment and advance this area of pharmacy practice. 

Research Topic: Comparison of Cystatin C versus Creatinine Based Equations to Estimate Vancomycin Population Pharmacokinetics 

Writing Topic: Expanded Access vs. Right to Try: A Primer for Pharmacists

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Reading and listening to audiobooks, baking, exploring Ann Arbor 

Favorite Book: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Favorite Movie: The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: The fish tacos at Black Pearl are phenomenal! 

Favorite part about doing a residency at Michigan Medicine: The people at Michigan Medicine truly are Leaders and Best. Everyone here, both inside and outside the Department of Pharmacy, is incredibly welcoming, professional, and dedicated. I am simultaneously treated as a respected colleague and as a learner.