Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast PGY-1 Residents
2018-2019 Residents

Anna Buckelmeyer, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: Wingate University
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? The Atrium Health PGY1 Residency in the Ambulatory Care setting offers a unique perspective of completing a PGY1 residency by focusing on outpatient practice settings, which aligns with my long-term career goals. The wide array of learning experiences and ample research/project opportunities provide a thorough year of training through multiple avenues. This program also models and encourages practicing at the top of the pharmacy license and is continually evolving pharmacy practices to be more innovative and to provide many unique learning experiences.
Primary Site: Ardsley Internal Medicine (NorthEast)
Research Project:
Evaluation of a collaborative pharmacist intervention to decrease cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes by increasing quality metric achievement within the primary care setting: a prospective cohort study  
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Administration

Jessica Cole, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? The ambulatory care residency program at Atrium Health offers a wide variety of outpatient experiences with embedded innovative pharmacy practice models. Throughout the residency, I will be able to explore clinical pharmacist practitioner-led clinics specializing in the management of various disease states, while also completing longitudinal projects and a teaching certificate.  These opportunities will allow me further develop my clinical skillset and optimize patient outcomes through medication management.
Primary Site: Kannapolis Internal Medicine (NorthEast)
Research Project:
Impact of pharmacist involvement in telehealth Transitional Care Management (TCM) on the quality and safety of medication use post-discharge for high medication risk patients
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Tanya Devine, PharmD 

Undergraduate Institution: Frostburg State University
Pharmacy School: Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
Why Atrium Health? Atrium Health's PGY1 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program provides an opportunity for professional growth and development, expansion of clinical skills, and to learn from a team of pharmacists practicing at the top of their licenses in the ambulatory care setting. The multiple clinic sites and services provided by pharmacists, the relationship with UNC School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy, and commitment to research and advancement of pharmacy practice take the residency program one step further allowing me to become well-rounded within the field of pharmacy. Most importantly, Atrium Health's dedication to personalized care allows me to build relationships with patients and be more than a pharmacist, but a member of the community.
Primary Site: Kannapolis Internal Medicine (CHS NorthEast)
Research Project:
Impact of a Physician-Pharmacist co-visit model on revenue, access, and quality of care  
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Academia

Catherine Helms, PharmD 

Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina
Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? There are vast opportunities and interdisciplinary practices available in both inpatient and outpatient clinical areas, which allow residents to become well-rounded practitioners and practice at the top of their licenses. Additionally, the pharmacy team is extremely personable and encouraging.
Primary Sites: CMC-Biddle Point, Elizabeth Family Medicine (Charlotte Metro)
Research Project:
Evaluation of a pharmacy-led overactive bladder management service in a women's pelvic health center: a prospective pilot study
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Obtaining CPP

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