2021 Postgraduate (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program Newsletter
Welcome from the Director
As I reflect on being program director for the past five years, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be part of this residency program. Despite the challenges of these past years in the pandemic and our dynamic profession, our residency program continues to advance and graduate amazing pharmacists. This past year we officially welcomed two new sites to our family, Geritom Medical and Mille Lacs Health Systems.
Some highlights from this year include our enhanced focus on the career development and residency project curriculum throughout academic days. We also brought in Dr. Okah from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to speak to our residents and preceptors on “Race in Medical Decision-Making” during the fall retreat. We transitioned into virtual everything and have found some balance in trying to optimize efficiency and connection. Our residents have continued their new tradition of spring and fall resident retreats and our 2022 class started an Instagram account (umncopresidency) – check it out!
We thanked Dr. Caity Frail for her wisdom and excellent service as associate program director this year and wished her all the best as she moved on from the college. We also welcomed Dr. Stephanie Swanson, a former residency graduate of our program with additional training as a health coach, who also co-developed the resilience curriculum we now use at every academic day. She currently teaches at the college and practices at Mill City Clinic, she is a naturally gifted mentor and a welcome addition to our administrative team!
Personally, I have found so much joy and renewal in our residents, preceptors, and administrative team. The energy, passion, and fun our residents bring into every academic day and learning experiences is a great reminder of why I am in this profession. The numerous examples of how our preceptors continue to go above and beyond in their dedication to support our residents motivates me to be a better preceptor and director. Amy Pavelka, our program coordinator, and our associate program directors Jody Lounsbery and Stephanie Swanson remind me of how valuable it is to have a fantastic team to rely on. Thanks for another great year!
Jean Moon, Pharm.D., BCACP
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Program Director, Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Pharmacist, Broadway Family Medicine
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota