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

John Dean
PGY1 - Mease Countryside Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Pharmacy is a field of constant innovation which requires a commitment to lifelong learning. Residency was the next step in the learning process to achieve my dream of becoming a licensed clinical pharmacist.

Why did I choose Mease Countryside Hospital at BayCare?
I chose Mease Countryside Hospital for several reasons, the first was direct access to expertly trained pharmacists in my two main areas of interest, which are infectious disease and emergency medicine. Another driving factor for me was the welcoming atmosphere. After meeting the team, I knew that they were committed to helping me excel and give me the best chance to make a difference with direct patient care as part of a diverse interdisciplinary team.

Kristen Chucri
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
It is important to me to optimize my skills as a clinical pharmacist and educator. To that end, I have decided to pursue additional pharmacy training through residency to gain a more comprehensive pharmacotherapy foundation. Upon completion of a PGY1 residency, I plan to practice as a clinical pharmacist, working to improve the quality of medication management as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.  

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
When I was doing my research on the hospitals I would ideally want to be a resident, I looked for the mission and values that best align with mine. What resonated with me about St. Anthony’s is its mission for compassionate care. I also value the program’s scheduling flexibility and various elective options (neurology, psychiatry, and transitions of care). These program features will allow me to further develop my skills and knowledge in a wide range of pharmacological disciplines and to continue participating in research projects, advancing patient care.

Trent Abel
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After finishing pharmacy school, I felt that I had a good understanding of foundational concepts and clinical requirements of an inpatient pharmacist. However, I knew that I lacked the experiences that can only be attained from hands-on work. I wanted to learn how to practice at the top of my professional license from those who already have experiences in the field. Residencies provide an environment of continual educational and professional development by fusing your clinical knowledge with the demands of a complex practice setting. A driving factor for my decision to apply for residency is that the fundamental purpose of a residency is based around continual feedback from qualified preceptors and colleagues who all share in the sole purpose of promoting your skills and advancing your abilities.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
What drew me to St. Joseph’s was the opportunity to pursue my passion in pediatrics. Joe’s is one of the few facilities with an attached Pediatrics hospital AND an attached Women’s hospital on site. Another big factor that made St. Joseph’s feel like the right choice for me was how the previous residents described the learning experience as flexible and tailored to your interests. The moment that made it impossible for me to want to go anywhere else occurred during my residency interview. Even though the interview took place via an online platform, the energy, passion, and comradery from the residency team was evident. The welcome they gave me cut through my nervousness and truly made me feel at home and the obvious respect and compassion they shared for one another demonstrated the environment that I could see myself growing in.

Katlyn Etheridge
PGY1 - St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
During pharmacy school there were many different areas of pharmacy that as a student you were exposed to. I was always interested in the hospital setting and being able to work in an inpatient setting. With this being my area of interest I knew I wanted to complete a PGY-1 residency to be able to allow myself to learn and grow into a well-rounded pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s hospital because during my APPE rotations I had the pleasure of working with many pharmacists here and knew this was the environment that I wanted to be in. The amount of specialty areas as a resident that you have the opportunity to be exposed to is something that I also found very important. Being someone that is very interested in pediatrics I knew St Joseph’s would allow me to be exposed to variety of pediatric settings to allow myself to develop into the pediatric clinical pharmacist I aspire to be.

Robert Medina
PGY1 HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I am driven to complete a health-system pharmacy administration and leadership (HSPA-L) focused residency program because it parallels my aspirations as a pharmacist. I have a desire to serve, a passion for leadership, and am eager to learn.  An HSPA-L program will provide me with the clinical experiences to help build upon the foundational knowledge attained during pharmacy school. In turn, this will allow me to become a competent and confident practitioner. Also, this type of residency training will provide me with the managerial, operational and leadership experiences to help me develop into a to future leader in the healthcare setting.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
There are many reasons as to why I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare as my home for the next two years. When it comes to the field of pharmacy, I find that I am attracted to many different subspecialties within the profession. I was in search of a program that could provide a broad variety of rotational experiences to help me determine the specific area to specialize. With experiences in pediatrics, ambulatory care, cardiology and women’s health, St. Joseph’s Hospital fit these criteria perfectly. The culture and environment at St. Joseph’s hospital is one-of-a-kind. Every individual that I met through the recruitment process was welcoming, personable and transparent. Now being a part of the BayCare team, I continue to witness these qualities within each employee. I could not have found a better fit with an HSPA-L residency program than I did with St. Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare.

 

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