Meet Our Residents—Academic Year 2012-2013
- Residents in Past Academic Years
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents
Upstate University Hospital has an unparalleled pharmacy department that also affords greaat opportunities-it was my top choice. The residency program offers a variety of rotations with many specialized and experienced clinical specialists that provide me with a diverse learning experience while enhancing my clinical knowledge. The unique clinical pharmacology consult service will help me advance the clinical skills I have gained thus far and meet the challenges of the profession. With its numerous teaching opportunities and precepting responsibilities, it's the place I envision equipping me with the skills needed to achieve my career goals. The residency program is a perfect fit for me and will help me grow both personally and professionally.
—Uzoamaka Atuegwu, PharmD
I wanted a residency program that would help me grow as a clinician, in every sense of the word. Upstate's program offers an atmosphere where the culture of pharmacy focuses on refining clinical skills and understanding the intersection of these skills with all levels of pharmacy operations. Affiliated with a children's hospital, the program has strengths in my area of interest, pediatrics. The fact that support can be found if you just ask, is pivotal to creating a fruitful residency experience.
—Densley Francois, PharmD
I chose Upstate's PGY-1 program because it has a wide variety of elective opportunities, particularly ambulatory caare, infectious disease and pediatrics. The faculty is very dedicated and willing to customize the residency experience to reflect each individual's professional interests.
—Kristin Kielar, PharmD
I chose Upstate because it has an excellent reputation in the pharmacy profession. I was very impressed with the congeniality and genuine passion exhibited by the pharmacists and residents I met while interviewing for the residency. Since Upstate has many years of experience in training pharmacy residents, I am able to tap into the vast knowledge and expertise that the program has to offer to incoming residents. The training at Upstate sets the groundwork for a solid grasp of acute care and pharmacological management of patients. The unique alternating internal medicine rotation schedule helps me to build on my growing clinical knowledge base. I will leave this institution feeling confident in my abilities and thankful for its contribution to my grownth as a clinician.
—Kobi Nathan, PharmD
SUNY Upstate appealed to me because of its longstanding program and vast opportunities for its residents. Upon interviewing, I immediately knew that it was a perfect fit. Everyone was extremely welcoming and answered every question I had. The staff seemed to interact like family, and a good number of the future residents are now current employees. I could not ask for a better match to what I was looking for in a residency.
—Christina Phelan, PharmD
I chose Upstate to continue my professional development for multiple factors. The faculty demonstrates passion for their profession and teaching, there is an overall pharmacy-friendly environment throughout the establishment, and a diverse patient population.
—Eric Sidman, PharmD
PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident
—Celia Lu, PharmD
PGY-2 Pediatric Resident
—Jeni Burgess, PharmD