Colin Finley, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Pharmacy School: University of Michigan

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan has a broad variety of rotations available to residents, which was important to me as I want to be a well-rounded pharmacist who has experience in a wide array of practice settings and specialties.  In addition, Michigan has PGY1 rotation offerings and project availability in palliative care and pain management, which is my primary area of interest.

Research Topic: Provider Confidence in Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

Writing Topic: Duloxetine in Critically Ill Patients

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Hiking, running, swimming, spending time with friends (with proper social distancing) and family, playing video games

Favorite Book: Ender's Game

Favorite Movie: Get Out

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Zingerman's

Advice for future residents: Be open minded when looking at residency programs - a program that looks perfect on paper may not actually be a great fit for you and vice versa.  Talk to the preceptors and current residents to get a feel for what a program is really like - try to learn about what the program looks like both day-to-day and big picture.