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

Alexander Ignacio

Blanca Luna

Kelsi Crean

Reem Chehab

Shelby Landau

Featured Residents

Alex Tran
PGY1 - Winter Haven Hospital, Acute Care Setting

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I loved the experiences that I had during my APPE rotations. I wanted to continue building my clinical judgement, leadership skills and to become a trustworthy team member in an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, pharmacy is constantly evolving with many significant achievements in the past years. As the profession has grown, I need to develop the mindset as well as the skillset to teach myself to grow alongside it.

Why did I choose Winter Haven Hospital at BayCare?
From the moment I met the Winter Haven Hospital’s team, the welcoming environment has made me want to be a part of this organization. I chose WHH for its various learning opportunities as well as the philosophy in striving for excellence. The diverse clinical rotations with advanced levels would be challenging and invaluable for my growth to become a clinical pharmacist. Lastly, moving across the country from Oregon to Florida is a one-in-a-lifetime experience for me. I’m excited to explore the local areas and get to make new friends.

Kaleigh Marquis
PGY1 - Mease Countryside Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue residency to build my critical thinking skills, increase my confidence, and grow my clinical knowledge. I believe that completing a residency will provide me with the experience I need to provide the best care for my patients.

Why did I choose Mease Countryside Hospital at BayCare?
I was initially interested in Mease Countryside hospital due to their wide variety of elective experiences and opportunities for advanced rotations in critical care and infectious disease. During my interview, I was blown away by how friendly and supportive everyone was. I knew this was the place I wanted to be to complete my residency.

Khoa Dang
PGY2 Critical Care - Morton Plant Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Since I was a student, I always envision becoming an experienced and trustworthy pharmacist from whom colleagues may seek patient care advice. I aspire to become a passionate mentor, leading and guiding my learners through their learning experiences. Therefore, I applied for PGY-1 to seek an opportunity to immensely develop my clinical knowledge, critical thinking, teaching, research, and leadership skills needed to achieve all my career goals. As a PGY-1 resident on my first critical care rotation, I began to understand and recognize the essential role of a pharmacist in this setting and realized this was the career path for me. I have been inspired by my critical care preceptors’ abilities to utilize their clinical knowledge creatively and quickly realized that critical care is my passion. I believe that pursuing a career in critical care will allow me to achieve my goal of serving as an available drug resource to other healthcare providers, pharmacy departments, and my future students.

Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
Morton Plant hospital is attractive to me because it offers opportunities to develop explicitly strong interprofessional ties, in addition to building a solid foundation in critical care pharmacy practice. The curriculum closely aligns with what I desire in a residency program to prepare myself for a successful career in critical care. With challenging core rotations and diverse electives, the program will provide an exceptional opportunity for me to grow in many aspects of critical care. Also, the required Cardiovascular ICU rotation will help me achieve my goal of becoming a specialist in a cardiac ICU setting.

Toni Tablante
PGY1 - St. Anthony's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
Since the beginning of pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to further my clinical training by completing a PGY-1 residency. The breadth of opportunities and experiences that I will encounter during residency is what will help me become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. Throughout this year, I hope to improve patients’ lives through all transitions of care and further evidenced based research.

Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
During my interview, I immediately noticed how caring and excited everyone was to help me succeed. I was aware of BayCare’s great reputation and knew St. Anthony’s would provide comprehensive training in clinical pharmacy and valuable experiences in challenging rotations. What I appreciated the most was their flexibility in tailoring residents’ rotations. When I expressed an interest in geriatrics, they were able to add that elective and support my passions in that field.

Kaylyn Jackson
PGY1 - South Florida Baptist Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I pursued a residency because I wanted to continue my pharmacy education in a setting where I could apply and expand upon my clinical knowledge. I had the opportunity during pharmacy school to experience a multitude of different clinical practice settings, which made it difficult for me to narrow down what type of practice or specialty best suited me. By doing a residency, I’m able to further explore a variety of different specialties while simultaneously developing my skills as a clinical pharmacist through research, education, and drug therapy management.

Why did I choose South Florida Baptist Hospital at BayCare?
I chose SFBH primarily because I wanted to complete my residency alongside a team that would be inclusive and supportive as I continue to grow and develop professionally. During the interview process, I could easily see how close the pharmacy staff was and how much they cared for not only their patients but also each other. I was also drawn towards SFBH because of its size, as I knew it would give me the opportunity to work closely with my preceptors and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

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