Current Pharmacy Residents
Alec Diehl, PharmD - PGY1 ResidentCollege: University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Personal Statement: After spending four years in the inpatient pharmacy at Bethesda North as a volunteer, technician, and intern, I knew that this was where I wanted to complete my first year of residency after completing pharmacy school. I remember being excited when the program was first being developed and planned on applying here when it was my time to look at programs. I already knew that I would have the support of many great pharmacists and would have plenty of opportunities to continue my learning after pharmacy school. My experience here so far has confirmed that Bethesda North was the right choice for me. I have increased both my clinical knowledge and practical experience which has made me a more confident pharmacist. I have also had the opportunity to work on projects related to my interests that I feel can have a real impact. I am looking forward to continuing to grow with the support of all of our wonderful preceptors.
Residency Project: Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Retrospective Study of Infectious Complications
Mirna Guirguis, PharmD – PGY2 Cardiology Resident
College: MCPHS University
PGY1 Residency: Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Personal Statement: I am originally from Ontario, Canada. I graduated and earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University and completed PGY-1 residency in Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. I chose to complete my PGY2 cardiology residency at Trihealth Bethesda North where I immediately felt at home. I knew it would be a well-rounded and challenging clinical experience. The providers value the pharmacist’s input on patient care. I also enjoy the opportunities in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. My professional interests include heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, and anticoagulation. I am looking forward to expanding my clinical knowledge in the cardiology field.
Residency Project: The impact of a pharmacist-managed heart failure medication titration clinic through telehealth
Elizabeth Howell, PharmD - PGY1 ResidentCollege: University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Personal Statement: I grew up in Cincinnati and was excited to be able to further my pharmacy career through a PGY1 residency in a city that is home to me. I attended the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, graduating with my doctorate in pharmacy. The dedicated health care professionals at Bethesda North made an impact on me during my rotation as a fourth-year pharmacy student. My experience as a student shadowing at the community hospital confirmed my interest in their residency program. I immediately felt welcome into the pharmacy family from the start of my residency. I continue to be motivated by the other pharmacists I work with and their dedication to provide the best patient care. Despite the residency being a rigorous learning experience, I feel supported and that I serve as a valuable part of the team.
Residency Project: The Impact of Pharmacist-Provided Education After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
|Past Residents||College of Pharmacy||Year||Current Position||Residency Project|
|Alec Diehl, PharmD||Univ. of Cincinnati||2019-20||Current PGY1 Resident||Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Retrospective Study of Infectious Complications|
|Elizabeth Howell, PharmD||Univ. of Cincinnati||2019-20||Current PGY1 Resident||The Impact of Pharmacist-Provided Education After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting|
|Anthony Hill, PharmD||University of Charleston||2018-19||Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital||Evaluation of Pharmacy Recommended Anticoagulation Post Orthopedic Surgery for Patients on Directo Oral Anticoagulation or Warfarin Prior to Surgery|
|Mallory O'Connor, PharmD||The Ohio State University||2018-19||Clinical Pharmacist - Mercy Hospital (Fairfield, OH)||The Impact of a Pharmacist Managed MRSA PCR-Directed Antibiotic De-Escalation Protocol|
|Emily Hellmann, PharmD, BCPS||Univ. of Cincinnati||2017-18||Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital||Evaluation of Recommendations Made By a Community Hospital Antibiotic Advisory Team and the Potential to Cause Treatment Failure|
|Nate Miller, PharmD, BCPS||Univ. of Cincinnati||2017-18||Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital||Association Between Anticholinergic Burden and Fall Risk in an Inpatient Setting|