Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I initially chose to pursue a PGY1 because I knew that I wanted to work as a clinical pharmacist in an interdisciplinary setting. After completing my PGY1 at Winter Haven Hospital, I developed a great passion to work in the critical care field. The complex and high acuity nature of the pharmacotherapeutic interventions implemented, along with the considerable impact a pharmacist has on patient outcomes sparked my interest to pursue this area. Completing a PGY2 will help me further develop my clinical skills and competencies to become a knowledgeable, well-rounded critical care pharmacist.
Why did I choose Morton Plant Hospital at BayCare?
While I was a PGY1 at Winter Haven Hospital, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the medical intensive care unit at MPH. My short time at MPH was memorable. I immediately felt welcome by all the friendly pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals. Being a larger hospital with a greater amount of critical patient populations, MPH offers more specialized services such as neuro ICU that would allow me to expand my knowledge and become an exceptional critical care pharmacy clinician. The program provides strong support and mentorship from devoted pharmacy preceptors that will help thrive as a resident and clinician.