Jefferson Cua, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Chicago, IL

Pharmacy School: University of California - San Francisco

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? I wanted a residency in a large academic teaching hospital where I can learn alongside other health care professionals with diverse experiences. As an intern, I also enjoyed the opportunity to teach other learners in the medical team about medications. The pharmacy residency program at Michigan Medicine fosters team learning, as well as layered learning with pharmacy students.

Research Topic: Implementation of an ASP-led, multi-factorial, comprehensive pneumonia diagnosis and treatment bundle

Writing Topic: Management of HIV in Patients with Lymphoma

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Photography, Interior Design, Art, Traveling            

Favorite Book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Favorite Movie: Pan's Labyrinth

If you were stranded on a desert island, what drug would you bring? (and why): I would bring diphenhydramine to remedy allergic reactions, pesky bug bites, and sleepless nights.