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Current Pharmacy Residents

Natalie Smith, PharmD – PGY1 Resident

College: University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Personal Statement: Natalie is originally from Northern Kentucky, and after a “detour” to music school near Columbus, she made her way back to Cincinnati to start pharmacy school at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is a very different career than what her music degree prepared her for, but she’s found it to be challenging and rewarding so far. Natalie is excited to be pursuing her PGY1 residency at Bethesda North, and glad for the opportunity to experience new areas of practice and hone her skills as a clinician. Her primary interest is oncology, but she also enjoys critical care.

Residency Project: Carboplatin and etoposide dose attenuation in small cell lung cancer

Samra Eskender PharmD – PGY1 Resident

College: Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy

Personal Statement: Samra is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Ohio Northern University in Ada where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. During those years, she worked as a pharmacy intern at Bethesda North Hospital. The supportive and welcoming environment at TriHealth is what encouraged her to pursue a PGY1 residency at Bethesda North. Outside of work, Samra likes to spend time with friends and family, travel, and improve her cooking skills. After residency, her goal is to become a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and work as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting.

Residency Project: Comparing fidaxomicin to oral vancomycin in the risk of recurrent C. difficile infections

Amy Seither PharmD – PGY2 Cardiology Resident

College: Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

PGY1 Residency: UC Health West Chester Hospital

Personal Statement: Amy grew up nearby in Fairfield, OH before moving to Indianapolis for pharmacy school. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University with a minor in chemistry and patient care research. After college, she went on to complete her PGY-1 residency at UC Health – West Chester Hospital. She chose to complete her PGY-2 Cardiology Residency at TriHealth – Bethesda North Hospital because of the rapidly growing opportunities within both the cardiology department and the residency program. Amy was confident throughout the interview process that this would be a place she would grow tremendously and be supported by preceptors who cared about her professional success and personal wellbeing.

Residency Project: Time to therapeutic activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) with weight-based heparin dosing

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