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 2019-2020 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.

2019 – 2020 Residency Class

Tu Phan

tu.phan@baycare.org

Jessica Truong

jessica.truong@baycare.org

Kortney Kelly

kortney.kelly@baycare.org

April Courrege

april.courrege@baycare.org

Natasha Kulkarni

Natasha.Kulkarni@baycare.org

Kevin Moore

kevin.moore2@baycare.org

Megan Barber

Ryan Jenks

ryan.jenks@baycare.org

Jessica Miller

jessica.miller@baycare.org

Amanda Tonti

amanda.tonti@baycare.org

David Fiumara

david.fiumara@baycare.org

Graciela Meshkalla

graciela.meshkalla@baycare.org

Timothy McCormack

Timothy.McCormack@baycare.org

Jordan Sachmann

jordan.sachmann@baycare.org

Marissa Aloyo

marissa.aloyo@baycare.org

Nikesh Bhika

nikesh.bhika@baycare.org

Sarah Jacob

sarah.jacob@baycare.org

Jennifer Vazquez Perez

Jennifer.VazquezPerez@baycare.org

Featured Residents

Jessica Miller
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to complete a PGY-1 residency to expand my clinical knowledge and gain valuable patient care experience in a variety of settings. Through my pharmacy practice rotations, I discovered my passion for direct patient care and interdisciplinary collaboration. After seeing firsthand the impact pharmacists had as part of the healthcare team to improve the quality of care provided to patients, I knew clinical practice was the career path I wanted to pursue.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
I chose Morton Plant Hospital for the variety of learning experiences offered through core and elective rotations, mentorship through strong clinical preceptors, and focus on interprofessional collaboration throughout the institution. During my residency interview, I knew that Morton Plant Hospital would be a great fit for me, as I was able to connect with each pharmacy team member I met and everyone was so welcoming and kind. After speaking with the residency program director and many of the preceptors, it became clear to me that they are truly invested in the success of their residents and take great care in tailoring the program to meet each individual resident’s interests and career goals. I am looking forward to my time at Morton Plant Hospital over the next year and the rewarding opportunities that lie ahead.

Jessica Truong
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Winter Haven Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to pursue a residency in order to expand my clinical knowledge and grow as a clinician. I wanted to be able to go through a unique hands-on educational experience and learn from experienced pharmacists. I knew that a residency training would only further push me to become the most confident and competent pharmacist for my future patients.

Why did I choose Winter Haven Hospital at BayCare?
When I met the pharmacy team during ASHP Midyear, I quickly knew that I could see myself being a part of that team. The program offers diverse clinical rotations in order for me to gain unique experiences to become a well-rounded pharmacist. In addition, Winter Haven Hospital provides a positive learning environment with dedicated preceptors who help guide you during the program. Overall, this residency program encompassed all the qualities that would ensure my success as a resident and clinical pharmacist.

Kortney Kelly
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Winter Haven Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a PGY-1 residency to further develop my skills as a clinical pharmacist. I have always envisioned myself working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the highest level of care to patients. I knew that pursuing a residency was the best option to provide me with in depth experiences in a variety of clinical settings and allow me a path to my goals.

Why did I choose Winter Haven Hospital at BayCare?
For me, it was the culture of Winter Haven Hospital that set this program apart from the others. The residency coordinators and pharmacists genuinely want the residents to get the most out of their year. This program provides a flexible, challenging, and rewarding learning experience that allows me to develop as a clinician. Opportunities at Winter Haven Hospital can be tailored to my own personal interests and allow me to explore what the next step in my career will be.

Jordan Sachmann
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I decided to pursue a residency in order to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Since matriculation into pharmacy school, I have maintained the curiosity and passion for inpatient pharmacy. With the ultimate goal of becoming a clinical specialist, I am confident that the experience and training I receive throughout this program will provide me with the skill set necessary to be successful. Residencies are challenging yet rewarding, affording me the opportunity for continued personal and professional growth.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I originally decided to submit an application to St. Joseph’s due to their diverse range of core and elective rotations. As a large hospital, St. Joseph’s is capable of offering a highly customizable experiential plan with opportunities not routinely seen in other PGY1 programs. As I began to learn more about the hospital, I came to find their reputation in the Tampa Bay community to be incredibly positive. This reputation was indicative of the friendly and progressive practice site that I am now proud to be a part of. Pharmacists and students alike in the Tampa Bay area spoke with such high sentiment of St. Joseph’s Hospital and its pharmacy team, that I knew before even visiting the hospital that it was going to feel welcomed. After concluding my interview at St. Joseph’s Hospital, I knew it was sincerely the best fit for me. My interactions with the pharmacy team at St. Joseph’s was unmatched throughout my various interviews. The experiences offered at this hospital are unparalleled, and the people are truly amazing.

Jose Tamayo
HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
My pharmacy school education and rotations allowed me the opportunity to experience clinical pharmacy as well as multiple leadership and administration experiences. While I enjoyed both the clinical and administrative sides of pharmacy, I noticed that while I was experiencing pharmacy administration I began to relate to both my father and grandfather who each created and developed their own businesses. Almost immediately I realized that a Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency was a perfect opportunity for me to merge my interests of business and clinical opportunities and still impact patient care.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I decided to apply to BayCare Health System’s Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency due to multiple factors. As a Tampa native I was already familiar with BayCare Health System’s hospitals being phenomenal options for care while offering multiple locations through their fifteen hospitals across West Central Florida. Also, the PGY-1 year of the HSPAL residency at BayCare is modeled after the clinical PGY-1 residency allowing for clinical growth which is something I was looking to experience. The BayCare HSPAL program is also part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s M.S. collaborative which allows their residents to have an incredible opportunity for education and networking. After my interview with this program and meeting with BayCare’s pharmacy leadership teams I knew this would be a perfect fit for me.

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