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Pharmacy Residents

Current Residents
Christopher Cheun – Portland, OR | Pacific University School of Pharmacy Class of 2019
Why St. Charles?
“I was lucky enough to stumble upon St. Charles through my school’s IPPE rotations. During that brief stint, I was able to see just how supportive and amazing of a culture they have established here. In fact, that experience is when I realized I wanted to pursue a residency. After interviewing, I immediately knew it was the right fit for me. Since my arrival, the program has been extremely flexible with me and has shaped my rotations based on my career interests. It honestly feels like a big family at St. Charles and every pharmacist here has wanted to take me under their wing and be my mentor. I know that as the year progresses, I will be in an environment that pushes me to grow but with a staff that wants to help me learn and that is everything I believe a residency should be.”
Residency Project: EPIC: Clinical scoring tool optimization
Future Plans: “I’m not really sure, because I have such a great variety of career interests. A PGY-2 is still on my radar, specifically Critical Care, Infectious Disease or Oncology, but I think it would have to be a perfect situation for me because that year commitment can be such a grind. I also am in love with St. Charles and the culture of their pharmacy department. It would be an amazing opportunity if I would be able to stay on board and gain more experience in this hospital. Wherever I end up, I would love to be in an environment where I get to be a preceptor to students/residents and I get challenged to stay clinically sharp every day.”

Rachel Smith – Salt Lake City, UT | Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, class of 2019
Why St. Charles?
“I was drawn to the program at St. Charles because of its variety of rotations and opportunity for growth in Bend’s thriving community. As a resident, St. Charles has provided an excellent environment for learning and working. This program has given me the opportunity for an individualized residency with a flexible rotation schedule allowing me to focus on my areas of interest. I enjoy collaborating and growing in a positive and proactive environment.”
Residency Project: Retrospective review of the implementation of opioid sparing order sets in the ED.
Future Plans: “My goal after residency is to practice in a hospital setting and continuing to strengthen and grow my clinical ability where I can directly impact patient care. I am considering future training in oncology but also interested in joining the team here at St. Charles.”

2018-2019
Tori Stavish - Frenchtown, MT | University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, class of 2018
Residency Project: Retrospective comparison of a joint cocktail vs. liposomal bupivacaine in total knee arthroscopy.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

Kara Hamlik - Grants Pass, OR | Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University, class of 2018
Residency Project: Evaluation of pharmacist managed glycemic control of surgical patients in a community hospital.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

2017-2018
Gracie Sorge- Little Rock, AR | Medical University of South Carolina- Charleston, class of 2017
Residency Project: Implementing a pharmacist-managed stress ulcer prophylaxis protocol to promote appropriate use of acid suppressive therapy in the ICU.
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at Children’s Hospital of Colorado

 

Rachel Sullivan- Spokane, WA | Washington State University, class of 2017
Residency Project: Implementation of a penicillin skin testing protocol in the ICU
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

2016-2017
Alex Miller- Omaha, NE | Creighton University, class of 2016
Residency Project: Creation of a Pharmacy Technician Checking Validation Program
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

 

Cody Weidenhaft- Cheyenne, WY | University of Wyoming, class of 2016
Residency Project: Implementation of a Total Parenteral Nutrition Per Pharmacy Protocol
Current Position: Ambulatory Care Pharmacist VA Cheyenne, WY

2015-2016
Steven Diaz- San Jose, CA | Pacific University, class of 2015
Residency Project: Implementation of a Glycemic Control Protocol
Current Position: ED Pharmacist – VA Portland

Stephanie Jacobson- Eagle River, AK | Pacific University, class of 2015
Residency Project: Implementation of a bedside prescription delivery service
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at Asante Medford, OR

2014-2015
Tabitha Leinbach- Portland, OR | Oregon State University, class of 2014
Residency Project: Implementation of a Pharmacist-led bedside delivery service to improve discharge outcomes
Current Position: Clinical pharmacist at St. Charles Bend

Jeanie Chen- Los Angeles, CA | Pacific University, class of 2014
Residency Project: Formalized the oral chemotherapy program at St. Charles Cancer Center
Current Position: ED Pharmacist California