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Trent Abel

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
After finishing pharmacy school, I felt that I had a good understanding of foundational concepts and clinical requirements of an inpatient pharmacist. However, I knew that I lacked the experiences that can only be attained from hands-on work. I wanted to learn how to practice at the top of my professional license from those who already have experiences in the field. Residencies provide an environment of continual educational and professional development by fusing your clinical knowledge with the demands of a complex practice setting. A driving factor for my decision to apply for residency is that the fundamental purpose of a residency is based around continual feedback from qualified preceptors and colleagues who all share in the sole purpose of promoting your skills and advancing your abilities.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
What drew me to St. Joseph’s was the opportunity to pursue my passion in pediatrics. Joe’s is one of the few facilities with an attached Pediatrics hospital AND an attached Women’s hospital on site. Another big factor that made St. Joseph’s feel like the right choice for me was how the previous residents described the learning experience as flexible and tailored to your interests. The moment that made it impossible for me to want to go anywhere else occurred during my residency interview. Even though the interview took place via an online platform, the energy, passion, and comradery from the residency team was evident. The welcome they gave me cut through my nervousness and truly made me feel at home and the obvious respect and compassion they shared for one another demonstrated the environment that I could see myself growing in.

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We celebrated the start of construction for South Florida Baptist Hospital’s new location! The new six-story hospital off Exit 22 on I-4 in Plant City will feature more than 140 private patient rooms as well as a medical office building. Learn more. https://bddy.me/3BZDdLq

Having someone help you navigate through surgery and treatment after a #BreastCancer diagnosis is key to healing. Agnes, a breast nurse navigator, is there to calm patients and guide them through their journey. https://bit.ly/3G1k7XE #InOurHands

St. Joseph's Hospital has reached two milestones in robot-assisted surgeries. Dr. Michael Alvarez completed our first case with the Monarch bronchoscope, and Dr. Gabriel Gonzales-Portillo completed his 100th case with the Mazor X spine surgery system. Congrats to these teams!

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