Cory Smith, PharmD

PGY-2 Informatics Resident
PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown:  McDermott, OH

Pharmacy school: Ohio State University

PGY-1 Site: Michigan Medicine

Career interests:  Pharmacy Informatics with a focus on analytics, outcomes, and clinical decision support

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program?: For my PGY2, I wanted to "hit-the-ground running" so-to-speak. I felt that being a PGY-1 resident at the University of Michigan had several advantages towards goals aligned with this mindset. Familiarity with the staff and the med use process at Michigan Medicine has given me an opportunity make meaningful contributions as informatics as soon the residency began.

Research Topic:  Impact of a QTc Interval-drug Interaction Checking Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Strategy in the Electronic Health Record 

Writing Project: The Infobutton: A review of its function and analysis of its use at an academic health-system

Hobbies outside of Pharmacy:  Coding, hanging out with my two dogs, and checking out the latest news on space and physics

Favorite Book: The Time Machine (by H.G. Wells)

Favorite Movie: Interstellar

Advice for future residents: From an informatics and administrative perspective, you will find several opportunities to be engaged in projects and initiatives. As long as you can stay ahead of your core residency responsibilities, you can also become a major contributor to those ad-hoc projects that occur throughout the year as well.