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Emerge from the Crowd: How to Become a Standout Residency Candidate

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT at 3rd Floor: Mercury Ballroom


Learn from experts in the field of clinical pharmacy about the steps you can take now to rise above the competition when applying for a residency. Discover how you can establish and grow a professional network that will make you an attractive residency candidate. Then learn how you can obtain the right residency for you by assessing “fit”. Finally, discover the rules for the letter of intent, an important piece of the residency application. Find out how the letter of intent can engage the reader and help applicants rise above other residency candidates. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a special roundtable session facilitated by current pharmacy residents and fellows. Sit down with these clinicians to ask questions and acquire their perspectives on everything from applying and interviewing for residencies to excelling within the daily demands of residency.
Professional Networking 101
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Networking is an important part of your personal and professional life. Discover how you can establish and grow a professional network that will make you an attractive residency applicant and advance your post-residency career.

Speakers
  • Erin K. McCreary, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDPSpeaker: Erin K. McCreary, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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Learning Objectives
Effectively network locally
Explore networking opportunities at regional and national meetings
Identify ways to leverage social media to enhance their professional networks
“Fit”: What is it, and how do you find it?
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Residency program directors talk about finding residents that are a good “fit”. How do you know where you will “fit”, and what can you do to find and obtain the right residency for you?

Speakers
  • Alexander H. Flannery, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCPSpeaker: Alexander H. Flannery, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Pharmacist, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, Kentucky
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Learning Objectives
Identify where and when the “fit” assessment starts and stops in the residency search
List factors important to consider when assessing “fit” for residency
Self-reflect on those factors identified as important to you
Writing Your Letter of Intent
3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
The letter of intent is an essential part of your residency application. Learn how to write a letter that will engage your reader and maximize your chances of obtaining an on-site interview.

Speakers
  • Garrett E. Schramm, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPSSpeaker: Garrett E. Schramm, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
    Director of Pharmacy Education and Academic Affairs; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Learning Objectives
Describe the purpose of a letter of intent
Review example letters of intent
Discuss content, format, and organization considerations for a professional letter of intent
Resident Roundtables
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Take advantage of the opportunity to sit down with several current pharmacy residents and pharmacy professionals to hear their perspectives and advice. Roundtable topics will include “A Day in the Life of a PGY1 Resident,” “A Day in the Life of a PGY2 Resident,” “Researching and Selecting a Residency Program,” “The On-site Interview,” “Residency, Fellowship, or Both?,” “Understanding the Match and Post-Match Process,” and “Career Options for Residency-Trained Practitioners.”

Speakers
  • Facilitator: Garrett E. Schramm, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
    Director of Pharmacy Education and Academic Affairs; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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  • Drayton A. Hammond, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCCCPFacilitator: Drayton A. Hammond, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCCCP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medical and Cardiac Intensive Care, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
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  • Olga  Vlashyn, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Olga Vlashyn, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus, Ohio
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  • Louisa  Sullivan, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Louisa Sullivan, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Maricopa Integrated Health System Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Kyle C. Molina, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Kyle C. Molina, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Aurora, Colorado
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  • April  Thompkins, Pharm.D.Facilitator: April Thompkins, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Sara  Alosaimy, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Sara Alosaimy, Pharm.D.
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Anti-Infective Research Laboratory, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan
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  • Brooke  Barlow, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Brooke Barlow, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident University of Kentucky HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Andrew J. Webb, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Andrew J. Webb, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota
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  • Kelley  Smith, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Kelley Smith, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Madeline G. Belk, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Madeline G. Belk, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Julie E. Farrar, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Julie E. Farrar, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident University of Cincinnati Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Charlotte  Wagner, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Charlotte Wagner, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident University of Kentucky HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Aidan R. Fischer, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Aidan R. Fischer, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Burlington, Massachusetts
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  • Laura  Roccograndi, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Laura Roccograndi, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas
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  • William J. Moore, Pharm.D.Facilitator: William J. Moore, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident Northwestern Medicine Chicago, Illinois
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  • Clara  Ting, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Clara Ting, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Erin  Barthelmess, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Erin Barthelmess, Pharm.D.
    PGY2 Pediatric Oncology Pharmacy Resident Children’s Hospital Colorado Aurora, Colorado
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  • Amanda G. Van Matre, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Amanda G. Van Matre, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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  • Zach  Howe, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Zach Howe, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Indiana University Health Academic Health Center Bloomington, Indiana
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  • Shahrier  Hossain, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Shahrier Hossain, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Albany Medical Center Albany, New York
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  • Ashley  Barlow, Pharm.D.Facilitator: Ashley Barlow, Pharm.D.
    PGY1 Pharmacy Resident University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, Maryland
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