Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I wanted to continue to be challenged clinically and professionally. Throughout my course of pharmacy school, I have known there was no other path for me than to do residency. I feel that residency not only prepares you for the challenges and professionalism required of a pharmacist, but pushes you beyond that to create a well-rounded, independent practitioner.
Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s for many reasons. From the moment I met the team, I instantly felt welcome and comfortable. The inviting nature of the BayCare team members and innovation demonstrated by the enterprise truly captivated me from the very beginning. Being administrative focused, I wanted to be exposed to a diverse and progressive work environment that would push me out of my comfort zone and prepare me to, one day, be a part of the leadership team in a large health system pharmacy. I wanted the opportunity to work with a strong group of leaders and a larger residency class that would provide strong foundation for my career as a pharmacist. Another asset to this program is the chance to work with a group of like-minded individuals through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s M.S. Cohort. It is an incredible opportunity to be able to learn from current and future leaders in pharmacy, as well as, share my personal experiences from my institution with the masters cohort.