Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco
PGY-1 (if current PGY-2): Michigan Medicine
Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? When I was applying to residency programs, there were specific things that I looked for: 1) it had to offer a vast selection of rotational, research, and teaching experiences that would sharpen my critical thinking skills and enable growth as a versatile practitioner; 2) the class must comprise of at least 6 residents with whom I could develop a genuine camaraderie during a tough year; and 3) I wanted to grow clinically with many learners from multiple disciplines in a large academic medical center. After my interview, I was not only sold on the fact that the University of Michigan met all of my criteria (and more!), but also reminded me of how earnestly invested the preceptors would be in my development. I immediately fell in love with the program and the people.
Research Topic: Evaluation of a Standardized Tacrolimus Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Protocol in Stable Renal Transplant Recipients
Writing Topic: Immunosuppression Management in Elderly Renal Transplant Recipients
Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Running, Chloe Ting workouts, exploring the area, "extreme" couponing, Costco shopping
Favorite Book: Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System by Abul K. Abbas
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Hop Cat, Seoul Street
Advice for future residents: Be yourself and be honest with yourself. Know what you know and don't know. Get outside of your comfort zone, always be curious, and have an open mind. Most of all, don't be too hard on yourself. It's not the end of the world if you mess up or "fail" in something. Just learn from every opportunity. Finally, be good to your technicians.
Favorite part about doing residency at Michigan Medicine: My co-residents, preceptors, and mentors!