PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents

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	Allison Samuel

Allison Samuel

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Residency Project: Decreasing Inappropriate Inpatient Hypertension Treatment
Career Interests: Pediatrics, critical care
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, exploring new coffee shops, reading, spending time with friends and family
Why UW? I chose UW Health because pharmacists truly practice at the top of their license and get lots of autonomy in their practice compared to all other institutions I've experienced. I knew that I would get pushed to become the best pharmacist I can be in this program, while receiving support from amazing preceptors and mentors along the way. With UW being a large academic medical center, I am able to focus on my own learning while also being provided with opportunities to teach others. When I was a pharmacy student on rotation at UW Health, I saw how happy all of my preceptors were with their careers and how much continuous professional development was encouraged, and that is an environment I wanted to be a part of.
Contact E-mail: asamuel@uwhealth.org

	Anna Kane

Anna Kane

Pharmacy School: University of Iowa
Residency Project: Evaluation of VTE Prophylaxis with Subcutaneous Heparin in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Career Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends
Why UW? I chose UW Health because of their strong commitment to patient care and high level of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists at UW Health are closely involved in patient care and play an important role on the interprofessional care team. Additionally, the UW Health residency program offers opportunity to develop independence and clinical confidence through decentralized staffing, strong clinical rotations, and meaningful longitudinal projects. I look forward to working with and learning from outstanding preceptors who are dedicated to resident development.
Contact E-mail: akane3@uwhealth.org

	Courtney Goeser

Courtney Goeser

Pharmacy School: Creighton University
Residency Project: Implementation of an Unfractionated Heparin Infusion Dosing Calculator
Career Interests: Critical Care and Hematology/Oncology
Hobbies: Baking, listening to true crime podcasts, gardening, exploring new restaurants
Why UW? I was drawn to UW Health by the expanded learning potential for residents and ability to practice at the top of my license. UW Health offers an exceptional workplace culture, skilled preceptors, and unique clinical practice experiences. I knew this program would prepare me well for my career following residency through challenging me and pushing me. UW Health provides a strong support system to pharmacy residents, not only within the pharmacy department, but with the welcoming academic medical teams and other healthcare professionals.
Contact E-mail: cgoeser@uwhealth.org

	Erica Keenan

Erica Keenan

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Residency Project: Decreasing Inappropriate Albumin Use
Career Interests: Transplant
Hobbies: Taking the dog to the dog park, kayaking, cooking, reading
Why UW? I started my journey at UW Health in 2016 as a student pharmacy technician hoping to get some “real world” pharmacy experience before pursuing pharmacy school. Over the past five (now almost six!) years I have grown into the young professional I am today because of the many opportunities for mentorship, career exploration and growth that UW Health has to offer aspiring pharmacists. UW Health has such a progressive pharmacy practice model and is home to many top-rate preceptors who have inspired me to reach my full potential. I found my calling here at UW Health and it only felt right to begin my professional career here.
Contact E-mail: ekeenan@uwhealth.org

	Harpreet Sandhu

Harpreet Sandhu

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Residency Project: Management and Optimization of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Alk+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology and Internal Medicine
Hobbies: Cycling, cooking, gardening, baking bread, spending time with family and friends
Why UW? Pharmacy practice at UW Health is progressive and allows pharmacists to practice at a high level. The preceptors at UW Health are dedicated to teaching and support residents in reaching their development goals. The residency program is designed to give residents a wide breadth of rotation, leadership, and research experiences. This, in addition to decentral staffing, ensures that residents become well-rounded, practice-ready pharmacists.
Contact E-mail: hsandhu@uwhealth.org

	Jessica Zebracki

Jessica Zebracki

Pharmacy School: University of Cincinnati
Residency Project: Creation and Implementation of IT Support for System-Wide Geriatric Patient Care
Career Interests: Pharmacy informatics, data analytics, clinical decision support, EHR management, medication safety, pharmacy automation
Hobbies: Hiking, baking, running, volleyball, hockey, spending time with friends and family
Why UW? UW Health is at the forefront of pharmacy practice advancement. This along with a culture of encouragement that promotes personal and professional growth are some of many reasons why UW Health sets residents up for success. I was looking for a program that provided a strong clinical foundation and teaching opportunities while also being able to foster my informatics interests early on in my first year. Each preceptor is dedicated to help you work towards your goals, and your co-residents are always there to cheer you on along the way.
Contact E-mail: jzebracki@uwhealth.org

	Kasheng Lee

Kasheng Lee

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Residency Project: Improving Safety and Efficiency of the Discharge Process with Pharmacist Pended Meds
Career Interests: Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Hobbies: Dancing, Movies, Hiking, Farmer’s Markets, Making Food with Family, Boba Tea with Friends
Why UW? It’s the progressive pharmacy practice, vast opportunities for resident development, and diverse patient population. I wanted to be part of an academic medical center which would provide me multi-dimensional opportunities to build on my clinical skills as a PGY1. I also love how UW pharmacists are involved in every aspect of care by providing a strong pharmacist presence on an interprofessional team. Unique to UW, the residency program is set up to define your own pharmacy practice with independent de-centralized staffing & specialized clinical rotations. A bonus to UW is the extraordinary pharmacy team who truly fosters a welcoming environment. I’m extremely grateful to have become part of the UW family.
Contact E-mail: klee8@uwhealth.org

	Larissa Hacker

Larissa Hacker

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Residency Project: Impact of Ketamine and Lidocaine on Opioid Requirements for Acute Pain
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Medicine, Oncology
Hobbies: Golfing, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends
Why UW? The scope of practice is very progressive at UW Health which provides the opportunity to make a huge impact in patient care on a daily basis. Additionally, pharmacists are an essential part of the workflow and are highly valued by other team members. Lastly, this residency program has fantastic preceptors, a wide array of rotation experiences, decentralized staffing and projects that have a lasting and meaningful impact within UW Health and on pharmacy practice as a whole.
Contact E-mail: lhacker@uwhealth.org