Xhilda Xhemali, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI

Pharmacy School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? I chose Michigan because I was certain it would help me build a solid foundation for a successful career in pharmacy. The program provides a challenging, yet supportive environment, where a resident can further develop as a professional. Michigan offers a variety of rotations with teaching and precepting included to prepare for a future in academia, numerous writing and research projects to pick from, and opportunities to refine public speaking skills, all under the mentorship of accomplished clinicians.

Research Topic: Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes Following Implementation of Real-Time Stewardship Team Interventions for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

Writing Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Travel, read, try new restaurants, volleyball, yoga

Favorite Book: Harry Potter series

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter series

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor (and why): Mikette Bistro & Bar - the food and ambiance is amazing!

Advice on how to prepare for Michigan winters: Just don't think about how cold you feel and you'll eventually forget about how cold you actually are

Favorite part about doing residency at Michigan Medicine: Our big class! It is a great feeling to have friends by your side as you tackle PGY-1.