The Christ Hospital Pharmacy Residents - PGY2 Cardiology
Read below about our wonderful Cardiology Residents here at The Christ Hospital Pharmacy Residency PGY2 Cardiology Program.
Hometown: Salem, Ohio Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University, Raabe College of Pharmacy PGY1 Residency: The University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio Interests: I enjoy playing with my kids and taking adventures with my wife. We enjoy trying new things; whether it is a new restaurant in a new part of town or adventuring into a foreign land with different languages, cultures, and foods. I love meeting new people, playing sports and games, and learning new crafts. A few of my hobbies include brewing specialty coffee, playing chess, and brewing beer. Why TCH? I chose The Christ Hospital because of the sense of excellence in two key areas of residency training: people and opportunity. The people at TCH truly care about the people with whom they work. The preceptors here are passionate about the residency program and care about the residents. This was clear in the interview, the preemployment communication, and has remained true. The program has excellent opportunities: it is the heart hospital of Cincinnati and offers a wide range of learning experiences for a Cardiology PGY2. It is the combination of having great opportunities and great preceptors who put time and effort into making the residency program great that drew me to the program, and it is the reason why I am excited to be here. Advice for PGY1 residents interested in pursuing a PGY2: Try to gain as much experience as you can in the specialty area(s) you are interested in early in your PGY1 year in order to help you decide which PGY2 specialty best meets your interests. This will also give you more material to use in your discussions with potential programs when trying to impress them with your interest in the specialty. I would also seek advice early in your PGY1 year from the clinical specialists as they are full of helpful information for seeking, preparing, and applying for PGY2s. Lastly, I would encourage you to find a PGY2 program that is a good fit. The people you work with is really important in any job, and a PGY2 is no different; you want a program that cares about your health and well-being while they challenge you to become the best clinical specialist you can be.
Hometown: New Lenox, IL Pharmacy School: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy PGY1 Residency: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH Interests: Listening to podcasts, drinking coffee, outdoor walks/runs, weekends at my lakehouse, spending time with friends and family (and my dogs) Why TCH? Although I knew I wanted to complete my PGY2 here before I even started my PGY1, that decision was really solidified throughout the year. Where I professionally develop the most is when I'm outside my comfort zone, and our programs have the perfect balance between support and autonomy. The providers I've worked with are exceptional, and our preceptors here are well-respected and truly unmatched. The rotation experiences are exactly what I was looking for with heart failure, CVICU, and general cardiology, but with the opportunity to work in areas that I didn't know were possible like electrophysiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Looking back on the amount of growth I had last year, I'm really looking forward to continuing here and seeing what I will accomplish this year as I progress! Advice for PGY1 residents interested in pursuing a PGY2: You will learn during your PGY1 what you need for yourself in a PGY2 program, so don't compromise when it comes time to apply. If possible, schedule your specialty interest rotations earlier in the year so you have that experience to talk about going into interviews. Most of all, take advantage of all the opportunities you can during your PGY1 both inside and outside of your potential specialty area so you can become a well-rounded pharmacist first! Depending on your specialty, you may still have to take of patients with various disease states.