PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents

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	Megan Buechel

Megan Buechel

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Project: Long-Term Treatment Outcomes of Lupus Nephritis Therapies in a Real-World Setting
Career Interests: Ambulatory Care, Specialty Pharmacy
Hobbies: Running, biking, baking, spending time with family and friends
Why UW? I chose UW Health because of the many rotation opportunities that would help to shape me into a well-rounded pharmacist. Pharmacists are very involved with transitions of care at UW Health and practice at a high level, which demonstrates the strong commitment to patient care. Throughout pharmacy school I had the opportunity to complete rotations at UW Health, where I found that pharmacists are a well-respected and learners are welcomed by the interdisciplinary care team. The preceptors are dedicated to supporting residents as they achieve their residency goals and the entire department fosters a welcoming environment.
Contact E-mail: mbuechel@uwhealth.org

	Allie Curran

Allie Curran

Pharmacy School: University of Iowa
Residency Project: CRE-Light: Treatment Options and Patient Outcomes Associated with Phenotypically Carbapenem-Resistant Bacterial Infections
Career Interests: Critical Care, Oncology, Transplant
Hobbies: Watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, spending time with friends and family, exploring new restaurants
Why UW? I knew that completing a PGY-1 residency UW Health would allow me to practice at the top of my PharmD license. UW pharmacists are truly involved in every aspect of patient care and are essential to the interprofessional team. One aspect that is unique to UW’s program is the decentralized staffing component. It challenges you to become autonomous, while also having weekend preceptors there to support you. UW pharmacists want you to succeed and will do anything to help you achieve that.
Contact E-mail: acurran@uwhealth.org

	Mahnoor Khan

Mahnoor Khan

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Project: Assessment of Heparin Monitoring with Anti-Xa Following Recent DOAC Use
Career Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Public Health and Policy
Hobbies: Watching and discussing football, soccer (the true football), cricket, and basketball, reading (favorite genres include: sci-fi, biographies, non-fiction, and horror), photography
Why UW? UW Health's teaching philosophy aligns with my learning style; I learn best through immersive, practical experiences and this residency's staffing component is a great place to start developing my own style of practice. I am constantly challenged but also feel a sense of psychological safety because of the support available from weekend preceptors, de-central pharmacists, and my co-residents. All the pharmacists here are extremely knowledgeable and amongst the best at what they do. Additionally, they are all genuinely invested in our success and in coaching us as we make the transition from students to diligent pharmacists during this exciting year.
Contact E-mail: mkhan@uwhealth.org

	Molly Lofy

Molly Lofy

Pharmacy School: University of Florida
Residency Project: Reduction in Dexamethasone Pre-Medications Prior to Paclitaxel Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment
Career Interests: Oncology, Internal Medicine
Hobbies: Baking, running and spending time with family and friends
Why UW? UW Health has an incredibly progressive pharmacy practice model where pharmacists are involved in almost every aspect of patient care. The program is structured to set the resident up for success by providing a plethora of engaging rotation opportunities and a unique decentralized staffing model. The preceptors are also highly involved in resident development and provide mentorship in a variety of roles. Finally, resident projects historically have made longstanding impacts to UW Health pharmacy practice.
Contact E-mail: mlofy@uwhealth.org

	Shivani Patel

Shivani Patel

Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
Residency Project: Antibiotic Selection and Dosing in Neonatal Sepsis
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Ambulatory Care, Academia
Hobbies: Reading, yoga, traveling, trying new restaurants with friends, binge watching seasons of America's Next Top Model
Why UW? I chose UW Health because being at a large, academic medical center meant that I would be introduced to a wide variety of novel medical practices and never stop learning along the way. I knew UW would afford me the opportunity to work with content experts in pharmacy alongside interprofessional teams, precept future leaders in pharmacy, and practice at an institution that is dedicated to public health and patient safety optimization. The large residency class that feels like family and extraordinary preceptors were a bonus as well!
Contact E-mail: spatel2@uwhealth.org

	Johanna Van Epps

Johanna Van Epps

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Project: Gram Stain-Guided Initial Antibiotic Therapy For Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Career Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Medicine
Hobbies: Running with my dog Ruby, exploring new coffee shops, traveling, fishing
Why UW? I chose UW Health because of the huge amount of learning opportunities and high level of pharmacy practice embedded within the residency program. Going into residency, I had a lot of clinical interests. I was looking for a program that would not only afford me the opportunity to explore my interests, but also one that would challenge me to develop my strengths and work on my weaknesses. At UW, I knew I would be exposed to a variety of clinical areas while serving a diverse patient population. That, in combination with strong elective rotations, a focus on decentralized resident staffing, and being able to learn alongside pharmacists who are experts in their field, I was confident UW would provide me the tools I needed to grow and succeed as a resident!
Contact E-mail: jvanepps@uwhealth.org

	Jared Walz

Jared Walz

Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Residency Project: Outcomes in Transplant Recipients of Hepatitis C Virus Positive Donors
Career Interests: Transplant
Hobbies: Writing, reading, baking, origami, spending time with friends and family
Why UW? UW Health is invested in the philosophy of lifelong learning, and the pharmacy staff is eager to help residents transition into their new role as clinical medication experts. I feel most at home in environments where interprofessional collaboration is respected and encouraged, and the autonomy that UW Health confers to its residents is truly remarkable and challenging. The teams at UW Health practice a warm, patient-centered approach to patient care, and I know that their PGY1 program and its diverse elective opportunities will perfectly position me to develop my career in the coming years.
Contact E-mail: jwalz@uwhealth.org

	Emily Wong

Emily Wong

Pharmacy School: University of Texas-Austin
Residency Project: Tacrolimus Duration Effect on Graft Versus Host Disease
Career Interests: Pediatrics, Oncology, Infectious Diseases
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, trying new restaurants, spending time with family, friends, and pets
Why UW? I chose UW Health because of the level of contribution the pharmacists make in a patient’s care. Pharmacists get to play an integral role in patient care as an actively contributing member of the health care team. Additionally, the UW Health residency program pushes residents to grow and learn from experienced pharmacists while also developing their own methods of practice. The decentralized staffing model allows residents a variety of experiences that will allow you to better serve future patients. Every minute of your time is used for meaningful activities and learning experiences that will prepare you for your future role. UW Health promotes a culture of lifelong learning that I wanted to be a part of.
Contact E-mail: ewong@uwhealth.org

	Jacob Yandre

Jacob Yandre

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Project: Evaluation of Efficacy and Toxicities of Venetoclax Based Therapies in Patients with Myeloid Malignancies
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, and Critical Care
Hobbies: Weight lifting, golfing, hiking, trying new restaurants, traveling, horror movies
Why UW? I was drawn to UW Health early in my pharmacy school career due to my interest in research. I was fortunate to have wonderful research experiences with both UW Health pharmacists, and residents. After personally seeing the growth of the residents I worked with, I knew this program was special. UW Health pushes pharmacy residents to work at the top of their license, creating confidence and independence through a strong decentralized staffing model. There is a strong support system of preceptors who are always there when you have questions or need help. I knew the UW Health pharmacy residency program would mold me into the best possible clinical pharmacist I could be.
Contact E-mail: jyandre@uwhealth.org




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Created:2021-10-06 05:57 CDTUpdated:2022-09-18 13:39 CDT
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