Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Pharmacy School: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
PGY-1 (if current PGY-2): University of Pittsburgh/Rite Aid Community Pharmacy Residency
Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Excellent health system with great mentorship and training opportunities. Plus, Ann Arbor is awesome!
Research Topic: Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Interdisciplinary Dietary Sodium Intervention on Blood Pressure, Sodium Knowledge, and Self-Efficacy in Patients with Stage 3 and 4 Chronic Kidney Disease
Writing Topic: Medication Management in the Conservative Management of Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease
Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Baking, cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends & family.
Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice
Favorite Movie: Ratatouille
Advice for future residents: Don't do something just because you think you're supposed to. Be honest. Do what you love, and love what you do.
Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor (and why): My house. Because I've already paid for groceries, and I don't have to wear makeup.
Advice on how to prepare for Michigan winters: Buy the accessories. Just a coat will not cut it.
Best advice received from a preceptor: Keep an open mind. You never know where your interests will take you, and pharmacy is a very versatile field.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what drug would you bring? (and why): Aspirin. So many different uses!
Favorite part about doing residency at Michigan Medicine: It IS challenging, but you'll always be supported and surrounded by others just as passionate about providing the best in patient care.