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Featured Residents

  • Megan Phelps

    Education

    • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Cincinnati 2015

    Previous Position

    • PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

    • Practice Site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Current Position

    • PGY 2 Pharmacy Resident

    • Practice Site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


    Why I did I choose to complete a residency?

    I decided to complete a residency when I recognized the impact I could have on the lives of my patients during my P4 year. After working in a community pharmacy, I knew I could positively influence patients in many ways. However, when I practiced in the hospital and observed the work of my mentors in the institutional setting, I felt my potential soar! I was able to make numerous interventions effectively and efficiently. The rewarding experience I had on rotations motivated me to apply for residency.

    Why Ohio State?

    Most of my experience during pharmacy school occurred in small, community-teaching hospitals and one large academic medical center at The University of Cincinnati. My experience in Cincinnati, OH was incredible! With this said, I still hoped to broaden my experiences so I could practice anywhere life brings me. After doing my research and speaking to mentors about The Ohio State University, I knew this would be the perfect place for me to start my career. OSU offers many options for second year residency training), has an excellent mentorship group, and offers advanced research and teaching opportunities. I knew from my first interaction with OSU that this is exactly where I wanted to be!

  • Nicholas Newman

    Education

    • Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University 2015

    Current Position

    • PGY1 Pharmacy Community Resident

    • Practice Site: Uptown Pharmacy with The Ohio State University

    Why I did I choose to complete a residency?

    This residency is a great way to build upon my previous work experience in independent pharmacy. During the previous 5 years, I had the opportunity to work for Twila Boyd at her pharmacy, Charleston Pharmacy, in South Charleston, Ohio. Through my experiences at Charleston Pharmacy I developed a love for independent pharmacy and the unique atmosphere independents provide.

    Why Ohio State?

    I decided I wanted a residency within a community pharmacy because I wanted the opportunity to learn how to manage/own a pharmacy. The Ohio State University residency program perked my interest because it has an independent pharmacy residency site, and it also allows its resident to earn a teaching certificate and to conduct research. I believe the experiences I receive from teaching and research will allow me to be a well-rounded practicing pharmacist. Thus far, my experience through The Ohio State University residency program has exceeded my expectations, and I am thankful for all the opportunities and mentorship I have received.

  • Teresamari Pastrana-Camacho

    Education:

    • Bachelor of General Sciences, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus, 2010

    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico – School of Pharmacy, 2014

    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency:

    • Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 2014-2015

    Current Position:

    • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident

    • Practice Site: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Why I did I choose to complete a residency?

    I decided to pursue a residency because is the best way to learn how to apply the knowledge and skills learned in school to real patients, situations and settings. Residency has given me the opportunity to: sharpen my critical thinking, leadership, precepting and research skills. Residency gave me the opportunity to define myself as a practitioner and have the privilege to work in the transplant hospital setting that I love the most.

    Throughout my cultural diverse training I can say Pharmacist are a valuable resource to have in every hospital setting!

    Why Ohio State?

    I choose Ohio State for so many reasons! I fell in love with my preceptors, their program flexibility and expertise. My preceptors really care about my learning experience. My training has been personalized to my professional goals and desires working with experts in the field. They are training me to become an independent practitioner. I am blessed for this opportunity! I feel honored to be a member of The Ohio State University Residency Program.

  • Rose Pavlakos

    Education

    • Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of New Mexico 2014

    PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

    • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Martha Morehouse General Internal Medicine

    Current Position

    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

    • Practice Site: Martha Morehouse General Internal Medicine

    Why I did I choose to complete a residency?

    About a week before Midyear in my 4th year of pharmacy school, I was introduced to the idea of completing a residency. Before then, I was unfamiliar with the fact that residency programs were offered outside of the hospital setting and my heart was already set on working in either community or ambulatory pharmacy. I was encouraged by a new preceptor of mine to go to the Midyear meeting to see what other types of programs were offered. When I got to Midyear, I was surprised by the variety of community/ambulatory care based residency programs available throughout the nation. After talking with current residents, I began to recognize the advantage to completing a residency program and realized how beneficial it would be toward my future career. The stories and experiences shared with me by my preceptors and other pharmacist who had completed a residency program inspired me to apply for a residency.

    Why Ohio State?

    As I approached the OSU College of Pharmacy booth during the 2014 Midyear meeting it stood out to me that the residents at this program were happy, friendly and caring for one another and the field of pharmacy as a whole. They shared stories of the various relationships they had built with their co-workers and preceptors during their first year of residency along with the variety of unique opportunities they had been provided. As I began to discuss my goals with them, it was evident that this program would be a good fit for me. They provided a great opportunity for teaching and had a variety of electives to choose from. The preceptors and RPD’s of the program were extremely welcoming from my first interaction with them all the way through the interview process. Coming from a big family in New Mexico, I was nervous about leaving my hometown but after having met the OSU family it seemed to be the perfect place for me to explore my future career. I am grateful to have spent my first year with them and am looking forward to another great year as I complete a PGY-2 within the same practice site.