Meet Our PGY2 Residents

Trent Abel

Trent Abel

PGY2 PEDIATRIC PHARMACY RESIDENT

Contact: tabel2@jhmi.edu

Pharmacy School: University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy

PGY1 Program: St. Joseph’s Hospital - Tampa, FL

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care, Cardiology, Infectious Disease

Why did you choose to pursue a PGY2 pediatric residency? Pediatric pharmacy has been an interest of mine since early in my pharmacy career. The unique opportunities and dynamic environments of pediatric care have promoted my desire for continued clinical development. My reason for pursuing a PGY2 pediatric residency is to immerse myself in a clinical setting devoted to the care and wellbeing of pediatric patients, all while having support, guidance, and education from an expert pharmacy team.

What drew you to the pharmacy residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital? Based on my experiences with the past residents and the current preceptors I knew that the culture of the residency program at All Children’s was filled with positivity. On interview day I was excited to see the passion and enthusiasm for education that the preceptors demonstrated. This, coupled with an acuity of care and diverse elective experiences which coincide with my professional interests, made All Children’s feel like the perfect fit for me.


Nicole Poirier

Nicole Poirier

PGY2 PEDIATRIC PHARMACY RESIDENT

Contact: npoirie3@jhmi.edu

Pharmacy School: University of Georgia

PGY1 Program: Rush University Medical Center

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Critical Care, Cardiology

Why did you choose to pursue a PGY2 pediatric residency? I have always loved working with children so when I went into pharmacy, this was the perfect path for me! One of the things I most enjoy about working with pediatric patients is there is a new challenge every day as you have to continue to retailor the patient’s medication therapy as they grow. During my PGY-1 rotations, I was also struck by how pediatric care truly takes the concept of interdisciplinary teams to another level, and I realized this was the kind of environment I wanted to practice in. I additionally found I was inspired by the resilience of the kids I was taking care of and wanted to be part of the team working to give them their future.

What drew you to the pharmacy residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital? During my interview, I was immediately drawn to the culture of the pharmacy department here – one of positivity, support, and passion for the work they do every day. It was clearer with each additional person I met that they not only enjoy their work but the people they get to work with every day, and this was something I was looking for in a program. I additionally knew this project would allow me to practice in a high acuity setting and one where pharmacy is fully integrated on the patient care team. Lastly, I was drawn to the widespread rotation opportunities that fit my interests and unique experiences outside of rotations like the professional curriculum and committee opportunities.