Owensboro Health PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program - Owensboro Health

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Owensboro Health PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Our Purpose

To train pharmacists, who upon completion of the program will be able to confidently practice as a clinical pharmacist in a decentralized pharmacy care model, enter a postgraduate year-2 (PGY-2) specialty residency, or seek a position as adjunct faculty.

The Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, paving the way for further growth of the program.

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About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is a 477-bed healthcare facility that serves the medical needs of 12 counties in western Kentucky and two counties in southern Indiana. The PGY-1 program began in July 2014 and currently has two resident positions available. The Pharmacy Department at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital employs over 25 pharmacists. Pharmacists participate in the delivery of optimal pharmaceutical care by providing clinical and dispensing services throughout the hospital with both centralized and decentralized staff. Outpatient pharmacists optimize transitions of care for patients. Satellite pharmacies exist for surgery and outpatient oncology. Three pharmacy specialists practice in their respective areas of oncology, critical care, and emergency medicine. The department also has a large focus on antimicrobial stewardship with infectious disease clinical pharmacy services and participation in the hospital antimicrobial stewardship committee.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky

Application Process

*Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 11:59 CST.*

Submit All Of The Following Via PhorCAS

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts of all professional pharmacy education
  • Three (3) references completed in PhorCAS by healthcare professionals who can attest to the applicant's practice abilities and aptitudes

*Please note, an onsite interview is required for Phase I Match.

Learning Experiences

Required - 4-week rotations unless otherwise noted

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine I (6 weeks)
  •  Critical Care I
  • Oncology I
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Infectious Diseases I

Elective - 4-week rotations unless otherwise noted

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Diseases II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology II
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Others based on availability & interest

Longitudinal - 12-month rotations unless otherwise noted

  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Research
  • Teaching Certificate

Program Preceptors

Preceptors

Claire Boomershine, PharmD, BCOP

  • Preceptor: Oncology I, Oncology II, Drug Information, Teaching Certificate
  • PGY-1 Residency Program Director/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • PharmD: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, MO
  • PGY-2 Oncology Residency: University of Louisville Health Care, Louisville, KY

Heather Haynes, RPh, MHA

  • Preceptor: Pharmacy Management, Medication Safety
  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor’s Degree: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Shannon Allcron, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Preceptor: Critical Care I, Critical Care II
  • Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • PharmD: Butler University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY-2 Critical Care Residency: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville,

Kristan Higgs, PharmD, BCPS

  • Preceptor: Emergency Medicine, Orientation
  • Residency Co-Coordinator/Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Carolynn Horn, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  • Preceptor: Ambulatory Care
  • Residency Co-Coordinator/Clinical Pharmacist, Outpatient Pharmacy
  • PharmD: University
  • of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (focus on ambulatory care), Mishawaka, IN

Joseph Mathena, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
  • Preceptor: Geriatrics
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of PHarmacy

Heath Blandford, PharmD
  • Preceptor: Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Jason Collins, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • PharmD: Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Sandy Tiu-Berger, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Surgery
  • Satellite Pharmacy Supervisor
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Lance Smith, PharmD
  • Preceptor: Infectious Diseases I, Infectious Diseases II
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist, concentration in infectious diseases
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Margery Wells, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Cardiology
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Baptist Health Madisonville, Madisonville, KY

Josh Pruitt, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Internal Medicine I
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency: Saint Thomas West, Nashville, TN

Misty Camp, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Behavioral Health
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy


Adrian Shook, PharmD

  • Preceptor: Pediatrics
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
  • PharmD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Current Residents

Garrett Messmer, PharmD 

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Education: Undergraduate education; Ohio State University

Doctor of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Westerville, OH

“My name is Garrett Messmer. I am originally from around Columbus, Ohio where I completed my BS in pharmaceutical sciences. I wanted to do a residency because I want the opportunity to expand my clinical knowledge and develop into a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. I really enjoy being involved directly in patient care, and value the diverse experiences the residency has to offer. My clinical areas of interest include oncology, internal medicine, and infectious diseases, and I plan to further specialize with a PGY2 in Oncology. In my free time I like to read, travel, and spend time with my wife and dog.”


Becca Worden, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Education: Undergraduate education; Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern Unisveirty Raabe College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Middleton, WI

“My name is Becca Worden. I am originally from just outside of Madison, WI. I chose to complete a pharmacy residency to further develop my clinical skills in a variety of areas, and Owensboro Health's program aligned with my clinical interests and desire to continue to be involved with community service. I enjoy working in a team with other healthcare professionals to provide optimal care to patients. My clinical areas of interest include oncology and ambulatory care, and I plan to pursue a  PGY2 in oncology with the ultimate goal of becoming an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist and preceptor for future pharmacy students. When I'm not working I enjoy baking, being outdoors, and traveling.” 

Past Residents

Jenna Kwok, PharmD (2016 - 2017)

Education: Undergraduate education; Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and minor in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL

Doctor of Pharmacy; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL

Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

PGY2: Psychiatric, Milwaukee VA Medical Center, WI 

Collin Owczarzak, PharmD (2016 - 2017)

Education: Undergraduate education; Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY

Doctor of Pharmacy; Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY

Hometown: Cheektowaga, NY

Position After Residency: Pursuing a clinical pharmacy career in his home state of New York


John Puryear, PharmD (2015-2016)

Education: Bachelor of Science; Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

Doctor of Pharmacy; Union University School of Pharmacy, Jackson, TN

Hometown: Carthage, TX

PGY2: Oncology Residency, University of Louisville Healthcare

Position After Residency: Clinical Oncology Pharmacist, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Jennifer Baric, PharmD, BCPS (2014-2015)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physiology; Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Doctor of Pharmacy; Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Hometown: Canton, MI

PGY2: Internal Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL

Position After Residency: Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine at IU Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN


Celeste Hollensead, PharmD (2014-2015)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Hometown: Louisville, KY

PGY2: Infectious Diseases, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, VA

Position after Residency: Clinical Pharmacist, Owensboro Health, Owensboro, KY

Teaching & Research

  • Residents will participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program through the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. This program is designed to introduce residents to academic literature, contemporary pharmacy education, teaching styles, and philosophies.
  • Residents participate in PharmD candidate experiential training
  • Residents are required to complete a research project that is suitable for publication and is presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.
  • Residents are required to complete a medication use evaluation to present as a poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Contact Us

For more information contact Claire Boomershine by e-mail or call 270-691-8363.

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