The Christ Hospital's Pharmacy Residents for 2020-2021

The Christ Hospital Pharmacy Residents - PGY2 Cardiology

Read below about our wonderful Cardiology Resident here at The Christ Hospital Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Cardiology Program.

Reilly Kiger, PharmD, PGY2 Cardiology Resident

Reilly Kiger, PharmD, PGY2 Cardiology Resident

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Pharmacy School: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PGY1 Residency: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Interests: I can’t use the “brand new to the area” card anymore, but I still love to explore downtown Cincinnati and each of the surrounding neighborhoods on my days off. I’m never one to turn town trying out a new local brewery or coffee shop and I love a good mystery or suspense novel.
Why TCH? During my interview for a PGY1 position at TCH, I immediately felt welcomed by each of the preceptors and clinical specialists. Over the past year, I was able to work closely with each of these individuals and pick up some of their passion and excitement for pharmacy and their residents. Through several of my PGY1 rotations, I also collaborated with amazing and experienced cardiology providers. By working with these incredible pharmacists, physicians, NPs, and PAs, my interest in cardiology continued to grow. With each of the opportunities to work closely with Clinical Cardiology, Advanced HF/LVAD, CVICU, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Electrophysiology (and many more!), I knew that TCH was the perfect place for me to continue my post-graduate training on the road to becoming a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist.
Advice for PGY1 residents interested in pursuing a PGY2: If you’re considering pursuing a PGY2 after your PGY1, try to schedule a rotation or learning experience in that particular area earlier on in the year. That will help you determine if you could really see yourself working within a specialty before you need to make the decision AND will give you some great talking points for PGY2 interviews (or even help you early-commit if you’re lucky like me)!