Past Residents

Past Residents and Current Positions

2011-2012 Laura Hanson, PharmD, BCPS Independent LTC Consultant Pharmacist, SRx Consultant Group, Arizona
2012-2013 Nicole Kitts Early, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP Associate Professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona
2012-2013 Amanda (Reeve) Horoho, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist at Kalispel Regional Medical Center, Montana
2013-2014 Kacey Carroll, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP Assistant Professor, Butler University, Indiana
2014-2015 Danielle Backus, PharmD, BCGP Associate Professor at Pacific University, Oregon
2015-2016 Thu Nguyen, PharmD, BCGP Clinical Pharmacist (Geriatric Telemetry/Internal Medicine) at Banner Health Baywood, Arizona
2017-2018 Jacki Hagarty, PharmD, BCGP Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Banner Health, California
2018-2019 Danielle Thomas, PharmD, BCGP Clinical Pharmacist, Community Health Network, Indiana
2019-2020 Taylor Naberhaus, PharmD, BCGP Assistant Professor Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona
2020-2021 Nana Entsuah, PharmD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, California

Resident Quotes

Dr. Laura Hanson, 2011-2012:  "I was looking for a residency in which I'd  have lots of variety and learning opportunities-  this program was a perfect fit! I had the chance to work in multiple practice settings (acute care, ambulatory care, research and academia) all while focusing on my passion-Caring for geriatric patients"

Dr. Kacey Carroll, 2013-2014: "I was interested in and chose this residency because of the resident's opportunity to practice in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  The practice settings were ones that I knew I would encounter in my practice beyond residency.  I also loved how involved the resident could be at the college, as academia was my career goal.  What your favorite part of the residency program: My favorite part of the residency was working with the geriatric medical fellowship team.  I learned so much from them during our weekly rounds and felt that I was a highly valued member of the team.  Why someone should choose this residency program?  This program set me up to be successful as an academician and helped me grow as a teacher and as a practitioner.  I am better equipped now to take care of geriatric patients, which will be extremely important in the upcoming years as our elderly population continues to grow!"

Dr. Danielle Backus, 2014-2015 resident: "I knew I wanted to complete a PGY-1 fairly early on in pharmacy school, but I started my PGY-1 with very little intention of completing a PGY-2.  However, my favorite experiences during my PGY-1 year were those I spent teaching.  I decided that a clinical faculty position was my desired career path, and when I spent time looking into how to make that happen, I realized that completing a PGY-2 would be the best move for me.  I also confirmed for myself how interesting geriatric patients are: one pharmacist intervention can make a huge impact on a patient's quality of life.  Geriatric patients are often having huge health status changes and are transitioning from different housing/medical environments, leaving them vulnerable to medication errors, adverse events from medications, or excess medications given their goals of therapy.  Midwestern's PGY-2 in Geriatrics and Academia was a perfect fit for me.  The available rotations cover geriatric patients at Banner Boswell (in the ICU, ED, and rehab center, as well as working with patients in cardiology and internal medicine), and additional rotations to work with patients in the nursing home and ambulatory care settings, with state/national organizations, and with attending physicians, medical fellows, and medical residents associated with the Banner Health Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship Program. In addition, working with the faculty at Midwestern (including the program director), there are advisors for how to complete research projects, presentations, publications, precepting, and everything else faced during the PGY-2 year and in a future career in academia.   Advice and guidance is given concerning didactic lectures, exam questions, and in interactions as a preceptor for pharmacy students.  The opportunities available through this program are many, and can be tailored to the resident's needs and desires, with the goal of giving him or her the tools needed to succeed in whatever comes next."


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