Carl Okerberg, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Pharmacy School: Auburn University

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? The preceptors at Michigan Medicine are amazing and dedicated, and they carefully and continually design the program to promote your individualized growth and set you up for an impactful career. The abundance of rotations available and projects underway at this premier academic medical center offers exciting opportunities for advanced specialization on top of a remarkably balanced training in acute, ambulatory, and operational settings. After meeting everyone during my interview, I knew the large community of passionate and supportive preceptors and co-residents here would afford an especially wonderful work environment.

Research Topic: Impact of transporter pharmacogenetics on CNS tumor response

Writing Topic: VUCA in pharmacy

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Running, Reading, Traveling, Skiing, Tennis.

Favorite Book: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Literati!

Advice for future residents: Take advantage of the extensive orientation built into the program to help you transition from student to resident! Also, Ann Arbor is so much fun and there are so many cool places to travel to in Michigan. Enjoy!