Hometown: Blacksburg, VA
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia
Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? When considering residency programs, I highly valued the diverse and individualized learning experiences, emphasis on developing a patient-centered skill set, and pharmacy-forward environment provided at Michigan Medicine. I knew I wanted to train at an academic medical center with a well-established dedication to pharmacy education due to my interest in academia, but the opportunities for research, teaching, and layered learning are more extensive than I ever could've imagined. Furthermore, the collegial culture between both preceptors and co-residents has created an exceptionally supportive framework for achieving self-actualization.
Research Topic: Comparison of SMOFlipid and Intralipid in Critically Ill Adult Surgical Patients receiving Parenteral Nutrition
Writing Topic: Considerations of Phenoconversion when Interpreting Pharmacogenetic Results
Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Trivia nights, re-watching Law & Order: SVU, celebrating football season (Go Dawgs)
Favorite Book: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Favorite Movie: Contact
Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Los Amigos Fiesta
Advice for future residents: Don't compare the trajectory of your residency year to anyone else's. Everyone grows at different paces and your focus should be on learning as much as you can and becoming the best clinical pharmacist you can be.