Following are our 2008-2009 residents' answers to the question, Why did you choose AGH for your pharmacy residency program?
Megan M. Barnes, PharmD - After completing a rotation as a student at AGH it was obvious that the pharmacists here have a passion for the profession. That passion allows them to be great clinicians and teachers that make them ideal role models to new pharmacists like myself. The pharmacy residency program has opportunities in many areas of practice with enough flexibility for residents to pursue their own areas of interest.
Tiffany Christopher, PharmD - I was interested in critical care and liked the variety of critical care experiences available here. Also, I liked the size of the residency programs and number of different clinical specialists.
Jenna Ferrara, PharmD - I chose AGH because it offers a well-rounded experience in a friendly learning environment. I’m also looking forward to enjoying all that Pittsburgh has to offer.
Lindsay Kreutzer, PharmD - Pittsburgh is home to most of my friends and family as well as being a great place to practice pharmacy. Allegheny General Hospital has a variety of departments with pharmacy presence which provides an expanse of learning opportunities.
Molly McGraw, PharmD - I chose Allegheny General Hospital because it allows for many different opportunities to learn. It is a tertiary care facility with many different clinical specialty areas which will help to provide a well-rounded learning experience. I wanted to stay in Pittsburgh because it’s a great city and my husband and family are here!
Heather Rouse, PharmD - I chose AGH because I wanted to do a residency at a large academic center that had a variety of rotations to give me a well rounded PGY1 residency experience. The preceptors are all well trained with one or two year residencies and many have their BCPS which was also appealing to me.
Colleen Timlin, PharmD - AGH is one of approximately 50-60 hospitals in the country with an oncology residency program; the only active program in Pennsylvania. After completing my pharmacy practice year, I wanted to stay because of the positive learning experience I gained from the preceptors of the program and staff, the desire of the department to move the profession of pharmacy forward and the strong devotion to patient care. Also, Pittsburgh is the most livable city in the US!