Jessica Sharkey, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident

Biography

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI

Pharmacy School: University of Michigan

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? When I was applying to residency programs, I knew that I wanted to go to a large academic medical center with a variety of rotation options but ultimately, it was the amazing preceptors that made me decide to stay at Michigan. The research, teaching and precepting opportunities Michigan offers residents played a significant role in my decision. I also wanted a program that had a larger resident class as I wanted a large support system to bond with throughout the year.

Research Topic: Evaluating Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia Prophylaxis in Lung Transplant Recipients

Writing Topic: DOACs in Dialysis

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, swimming, traveling, drawing, working out

Favorite Book: Harry Potter series

Favorite Movie: Shutter Island

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Totoro- they have the best sushi! Also, Isalita, which has the best guacamole!

Advice for future residents: Always be open to new experiences, explore things outside of your comfort zone, and always ask questions! Most importantly, don't forget to take breaks and de-stress with co-residents!