Alumni

2018 Residents:  Where are they now?

Joelle Ayoub
PGY2 Resident, OHSU College of Pharmacy, Portland, OR

Kaity Bader
2nd Year Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Resident, Fairview Physician Associates, Apple Valley, MN

Courtney Christopher
Community Pharmacist, CareKinesis, Moorestown, NJ

Eli Eggen 
Staff Pharmacist, West Side Community Health Services, Saint Paul, MN

Jacob Lenzmeier
MTM Pharmacist, Genoa Healthcare, Golden Valley, MN

Dema Mohammed
MTM Pharmacist, HealthPartners, Saint Paul, MN

Courtney Murphy
PGY2 Resident, St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth MN

Dani Odenthal
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacist, Walgreens Specialty, MN

Anjoli Punjabi
2nd Year Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Resident, FUHN, Saint Paul, MN

Kristen Ross
MTM Pharmacist, Fairview Pharmacy Services, Milaca, MN

Natalie Roy
MTM Pharmacist, Neurology, Fairview Pharmacy Services, Minneapolis, MN

Hannah Schmidt
Hospital Staff Pharmacist, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI

Morgan Stoa
Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Swanson
Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Brittany Thelemann
Pharmacy Manager, Thrifty White Pharmacy, Waseca, MN

Barbara Truskolawski
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, IHA, Ann Arbor, MI

Lauren Turner
MTM Pharmcist, Fairview and University of Minnesota Medical and Surgical Weight Management Clinic, Minneapolis, MN

You can find more "Where are they Now" listings in past editions of our annual newsletter!

Alumni Reflections

"The residency program provided me with a solid foundation to thrive as an ambulatory care pharmacist working in an interdisciplinary care team. During my experiences at Westside Community Health Services, I found my passion for working with underserved communities specifically with Hmong and Spanish speaking populations and academia teaching student pharmacists. The residency provided a foundation in all areas as a practitioner, educator and scholar. I would have never imagined as a student pharmacist that I would be teaching future pharmacists on topics such as biostatistics, guiding and facilitating Journal Clubs and complementary health."
Kajua B. Lor, PharmD, BCACP, Chair and Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences Department, MCW School of Pharmacy - 2010 graduate

"This residency program prepared me to be able to effectively and confidently start, maintain and grow a new practice."
Lauren Turner PharmD, MTM Pharmacist, MHealth Medical and Surgical Weight Management - 2018 graduate

"I cannot understate the importance of my residency experience in getting me to where I am today. I would not have been considered for my current position without the residency, and perhaps more importantly I would not have been prepared for this position without the experience and knowledge that I gained during residency. Nearly every day in practice I draw from residency experiences when making clinical and practice-based decisions. I strongly encourage my fourth year pharmacy students to seriously consider residency because residency has certainly opened doors for me and also improved my confidence as a provider. Additionally, the residency allowed me to sit for my BCACP board exam, and the specialty continuing education I receive for the certification is both interesting and top quality." 
Taylor Hill, PharmD, BCACP, MTM Pharmacist, North Memorial Internal Medicine Clinics - 2014 Graduate

"The residency has allowed me to share best practice medication management and practice management with pharmacists in Iowa and the other states the Iowa Healthcare Collaboartive works with. The health system perspective I gained during residency has served me well as I now work with all sectors of healthcare and can assist in identifying gaps and finding creative solutions to fill those gaps."
Sarah Derr, PharmD, Director, Medication Safety and Effectiveness, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative - 2016 Graduate