- Roseman University College of Pharmacy – PharmD, 2020
- Brigham Young University – BA, Theater Arts Studies, 2005
I will be working on analyzing the benefit of aligning a med sync program with complete medication reviews. Previous research has demonstrated the value of lining up patients’ medications, so they pick up once a month or once a quarter. Because Medicare will reimburse pharmacist counseling for four CMR visits a year, it makes sense to line up these reviews with the 90-day med sync pickup. I will be measuring patient knowledge of medications, measurable changes in health, and patient satisfaction.
I hope to own a compounding pharmacy that specializes in functional and complementary medicine.
Factors I considered when choosing a residency program:
It was important for me to find a residency that incorporated complementary and alternative medicine in their practice. Although I saw myself being happy in many different pharmacy positions, I felt that community pharmacy would help me train for my dream job.
Why I chose this program:
I am highly interested in using my knowledge of western medicine to help people who want to try alternative therapies. I connected with the site preceptor on a functional medicine pharmacists’ Facebook group. It didn’t take long to see that our goals for patient health lined up very well.
Advice for future residents:
Get connected with the world of pharmacy at large as soon as possible. Find areas you are interested in. Speak up in those forums and find mentors who are doing what you hope to do someday. And if you find an area no one is working on, be the trailblazer!