Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency because I wanted to serve as a clinician that provides quality care to my patients similar to those who helped my family in the past. My experiences during my APPE rotations only confirmed my passion and allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation for clinical pharmacy. I witnessed firsthand the impact clinical pharmacists have in healthcare. As patient care always progresses, the role of a pharmacist becomes more important. A residency program provides me the opportunity to develop my critical thinking, leadership, and clinical knowledge to keep up with advancement of patient-centered care. It allows me to take the next step toward my goal to help make a positive impact to those in need.
Why did I choose St. Anthony’s Hospital at BayCare?
I was fortunate enough to have my first APPE rotation at a BayCare facility. I gained a greater respect for the BayCare system as a whole and how highly they prioritized patient care. It solidified my decision to pursue a residency program within BayCare. St. Anthony’s embodies the ideals of a residency that matched my goals. After speaking with the past residents and current preceptors, it was clear that the program is dedicated to the development of its residents by fostering an environment with the necessary knowledge and experience to become the standard quality of a clinical pharmacist.