Madison Irwin, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pharmacy School: Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? In looking for residency programs, I sought out those at academic medical centers with large residency classes. It was important to me to build a strong network of peers as a new practitioner. Furthermore, Michigan offers a wide range of rotations and PGY-2 programs. As someone who is interested in various areas of practice, this was appealing to me. Finally, the emphasis placed on research by the program and institution played a significant role in my decision. 

Research Topic: Gabapentin and Pregabalin Conversions: Safest Approaches 

Writing Topic: Glutamate Modulation in Depression 

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Gardening, hanging out with my pet rabbits (Sassafras and Horton), reading, and listening to podcasts. 

Favorite Book: Most recently-A Constellation of Vital Phenomena 

Favorite Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley or Jane Eyre (2011 version)

Advice on how to prepare for Michigan winters: Buy a coat that could be mistaken for a sleeping bag, wool socks, and a thermos to keep your coffee (or other beverage of choice) hot. 

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Thus far, Mani. Everything I've had from there is delicious-and I can walk from my house!