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.