Reaching out to our current residents is a great way to gain information about each particular BayCare residency program. For our featured residents, you will discover some background information regarding why our residents decided to pursue residency training as well as how they became interested in their current practice sites and programs.

Listed below are the 2021-2022 current pharmacy residents along with their contact information from each BayCare Pharmacy Residency site. Please contact residents with any questions you may have about the program.

2021 – 2022 Residency Class

Sara Hatfield

Katie Duranceau

Paola Carcamo

Michelle Bachmann

Kristen Chucri

Toni Tablante

Trent Abel

Katlyn Etheridge

Andrea Mapugay

Chelsea Phillips

Natalie Toselli

Featured Residents

Ian Maltz
PGY1 - Winter Haven Hospital, Acute Care Setting

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Hospital pharmacy has been my dream job ever since starting pharmacy school. The immediate, hands-on impact that can be made in the hospital setting has always interested me. By completing a residency, I would receive the clinical training needed to make a positive impact on these patients lives.

Why did I choose Winter Haven Hospital at BayCare?
Winter Haven Hospital offers a variety of opportunities that allow me to further be exposed to the areas I love, like emergency medicine and infectious disease, while strengthening other areas I’d like more experience in. Additionally, WHH makes you feel like you are part of a family. It is a great institution with amazing preceptors that are here for you as mentors while ensuring you get the most clinical experience out of your residency as possible.

Sara Hatfield
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency for the opportunity to continue my professional development and sharpen my skill set as a clinician in efforts to best serve the patients in my community. I have always known that I wanted to work as a clinical pharmacist, and residency offers the clinical experience I am looking for in a variety of different settings and specialties vital to my foundation as a well-rounded clinician.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
During my APPE rotations, I had the opportunity to spend several months across many BayCare institutions learning from some of the most empowering and clinically up-to-date preceptors who challenged me to develop professionally daily, thus making BayCare the health system I wanted to be a part of to further my clinical education as a resident. I also loved the fact that Morton Plant Hospital offered clinically robust learning experiences in areas not commonly found in most residency programs such as cardiothoracic surgery. My rotations within BayCare were both inspirational and foundational in my goals as a pharmacist, and as I researched more institutions, I became really excited at the idea of being a part of a health system that truly embodied their values of trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and excellence.

Paola Carcamo
PGY1 - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
During my clinical rotations, I found myself searching for opportunities to be challenged as a learner to provide avenues for personal and professional growth. This propelled my decision to pursue post-graduate training to further advance my clinical, leadership, and communication skills. My goal is to develop these necessary skills to serve as a strong advocate for my patients.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I had the opportunity of completing a couple of clinical rotations through the BayCare Healthcare System where I was introduced to dedicated preceptors, committed to providing mentorship and guidance to ensure my success. Those experiences further strengthened my desire to pursue residency training at BayCare. Morton Plant Hospital offers many experiences which I find invaluable, including a diverse patient population, a wide variety in rotation opportunities, and a challenging environment to support my learning and advancement towards becoming a competent clinical pharmacist.

Chelsea Phillips
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency after practicing for a year in the an outpatient setting. I believed a residency would allow for a stronger transition  back into an inpatient setting as a clinical pharmacist. A residency would allow me to expand on my clinical experiences and knowledge so that I may work at the top of my degree as a clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s hospital at BayCare offers a large diversity of rotations and experiences that provides opportunities to practice in fields you wouldn’t normally see in pharmacy school. The program is very flexible in providing an experience tailored to your interests with experienced preceptors and staff. Overall it is the environment of BayCare which caters to learning and growing as a professional, that really spoke to me as a program.

Airka Sanchez
PGY2 Pediatrics - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency to further develop my practice as a clinical pharmacist.  During my time as a PGY1 resident I was able to take rotations in general pediatrics, PICU, and NICU and these rotations solidified my interest in pediatric pharmacy. I hope by the end of this residency year I am better able to navigate through clinical decision making for pediatric patients and increase my exposure to different areas of pediatric pharmacy.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at BayCare?
After completing my first year of residency I knew St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital would be a great fit for me. I choose St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for many reasons including the welcoming culture. In addition, I knew I would be learning from knowledgeable preceptors and I would be welcomed as part of the interdisciplinary team. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital offers a variety of learning opportunities and I know during my time here I will have the opportunity to learn and grow as a well-rounded clinical pediatric pharmacist.

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