Irza Jan, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Lenoir, NC

Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? I wanted to complete my residency at University of Michigan hospital because of the abundance of resources for learning, close ties to the College of Pharmacy, and rich history in training pharmacists. There is a great emphasis placed on interdisciplinary healthcare and layered learning which is fundamental to building competent healthcare professionals. I knew this would be a challenging residency program but one of the best places to develop my clinical skills for whichever specialty I hope to pursue. Ann Arbor is also a great place to live and be active!

Research Topic: Shorter vs Longer Duration of Antibiotic Therapy to Treat Community Acquired Pneumonia in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Writing Topic: Adjuncts to Loop Diuretics for the Treatment of Refractory Edema in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Cycling, Running, Cooking, Crocheting, and Art

Favorite Book: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Favorite Movie: Knives Out

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Avalon

Advice for future residents: The transition from student to pharmacist can be very challenging if you try to go it alone. Never be afraid to ask for help if you are uncertain about a decision. Always seek feedback and view your mistakes as learning opportunities.