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.