The Christ Hospital Pharmacy Residency - Residents
Read about our wonderful residents below!
Hometown: Maumee, Ohio Interests/hobbies: I enjoy staying active (usually by swimming, gym workouts, and outdoor activities), visiting local breweries, and country music. I’m also a big foodie and love trying new brunch places, anything chocolate, and *attempting* to cook fun new recipes! Why TCH? It was evident from as early on as my interview day that I connected with the people here at TCH on a personal level. The preceptors are extremely dedicated and clearly invested in both the success and well-being of their residents. I was also impressed by the inclusive culture of the entire pharmacy department and the high degree of pharmacy presence throughout the hospital. Advice for students interested in pursuing a residency: With all of the residency programs that exist, it can be very overwhelming to narrow down your search. Come up specific criteria to compare programs, but don’t forget to include the “soft criteria” when comparing too! Making sure you’ll fit into the culture of the program and with the people you’ll be working with is a HUGE part of the process!
Hometown: Florence, KYInterests/hobbies: In my free time I enjoy golf, the outdoors, playing recreational sports, trying new restaurants, and fantasy football. Why TCH? First and foremost, the entire TCH pharmacy team made me feel welcome at my interview. Everyone I encountered was extremely friendly and willing to answer all of my questions. Secondly, TCH has been named one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation and number one in our region. I feel that these accolades speak highly of the institution as a whole and it also greatly impacted my decision-making process when it came to selecting a residency program. Advice for students interested in pursuing a residency: Get out there and make yourself known! Go to as many residency showcases as you can and come prepared with questions that you’d like to ask. Not only is it good in regard to gaining insight about each institution, but it also makes the interview process much more comfortable because you will have likely met the majority of individuals that will be interviewing you.
Hometown: Evansville, IndianaInterests/hobbies: I love exercising, staying active, and discovering new foods and drinks! I’m a big science fiction and thriller fan, including both books and movies! I really enjoy binging true crime podcasts, exploring new places (i.e. Cincinnati), and all things games (cards, board games, laser tag, you name it!). And I am obsessed with shoes and chocolate. Why TCH? Throughout all the interactions I had with TCH, the atmosphere was so positive and made me feel comfortable to be myself and relax, which is extremely important to me. The people seemed genuinely interested in me, and I could sense that they really care and value their residents: past, current, and future. I also appreciated the variety of experiences available within the network, including those you would see in a teaching hospital as well as a community hospital. Advice for students interested in pursuing a residency: Take a deep breath (or a few). Prepare early to ease your nerves as best you can. And, most importantly, remember to be yourself and stay true to what you desire in a program because you will dedicate a year (at least) to that program and those involved.
Hometown: St. Leon, IndianaInterests/Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, photography, watching Friends reruns, exploring new parks around Cincinnati with my mini golden doodle, Boomer, and spending time with my family & friends. Why TCH? The preceptors here at TCH are truly exceptional and second to none. Their dedication to your personal and professional growth is phenomenal! They genuinely want you to succeed and become the best version of yourself. Advice for students interested in pursuing a residency: Just because a program looks good on paper doesn't mean it will be a good fit for you. It's all about the people! When deciding which programs to apply to, be sure to pick programs where you feel welcome and can make a genuine connection with the preceptors.