Pharmacy School: University of Florida
PGY1 Program: AdventHealth East Orlando
Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Neonatal Critical Care
Why did you choose to pursue a PGY2 pediatric residency? In pediatrics, there is something new to be learned every day and that is exciting! I am always presented with unique opportunities that challenges me to be creative and use my critical thinking skills to solve problems. The experiences on my pediatric hematology and oncology rotation as a PGY1 resident was a defining moment for me to advance my training in pediatrics. The resilience and positivity I saw in each child truly inspired me to provide the best care for patients and ultimately, serve as a patient advocate.
What drew you to the pharmacy residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital? Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital offers a wide breadth of rotations and longitudinal experiences like research, teaching, and committee involvement that fit my interests and professional goals. With a pediatric trauma center and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, I knew that I would have the opportunity to learn and practice in a high acuity setting. Additionally, the preceptors I met on my interview were welcoming, passionate about their specialty, and enthusiastic about teaching residents. Most importantly, it was highly encouraged to have fun while learning to become a clinical specialist.
Medication Use Evaluation: Utilization of Darbepoetin Alfa in the Neonatal Population
Research: Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors in Neonates with Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia