Mask and Visitor Policies: Following CDC and state of NC guidance, masks are still required in all Atrium Health facilities. View our current visitor policy

2020-2021 Residents

Sarah Garfinkle, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? Atrium Health offers a variety of comprehensive rotations, in addition to plenty of hands-on, direct patient care. Their focus on interdisciplinary relationships and patient care experiences aligns directly with my passion to utilize integrated and accessible health care services to optimize care for all patients. I am most excited to train with Atrium's wonderful preceptors and providers that will challenge me to practice at the top of my license!
Primary Site: Ardsley Internal Medicine (Cabarrus)
Research Project:
Antidepressant Medication Monitoring Services
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, BCACP, CPP

Alicia Guthrie, PharmD, MBA

Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? Atrium Health offered exactly the type of experiences I was looking for in a PGY1 residency program. It allows me to experience a variety of learning experiences in the outpatient setting, so that I can not only refine my skills in areas that I am comfortable with, but also reach out of my comfort zone and learn more skills that will help me become a more well-rounded practitioner. At Atrium Health it is very obvious that pharmacists are valued as an essential part of the health care team, which allows for excellent interdisciplinary relationships and learning. Between the excellent preceptors, the welcoming and supportive environment, and the wide variety of learning experiences, Atrium Health offers everything I could have wanted in a residency program.
Primary Site: Concord Internal Medicine (Cabarrus)
Research Project:
Ensuring proper use of SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists in diabetic patients with compelling indications (ASCVD, CKD, or HF)
Post-Residency Interests: Employment as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist; obtaining CPP, BCACP, and CDCES certifications

Alexis Robinson, PharmD 

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? The Atrium Health PGY1 residency program in the ambulatory setting provides a plethora of opportunities to grow in clinical knowledge. There are diverse experiences offered and amazing preceptors and staff members to help support me along the way. I appreciate the longitudinal nature of the core ambulatory care rotations to help foster relationships with patients and other providers. Completing a residency at Atrium Health will challenge me to think critically, help me become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist, and allow me to provide the best care possible for my patients in the Charlotte area.
Primary Site: CMC Biddle Point, Elizabeth Family Medicine (Charlotte Metro)
Research Project:
Naloxone Dispensing and Education
Post-Residency Interests: I plan to pursue employment in the ambulatory care setting or a PGY2 residency. I hope to manage chronic conditions in underserved communities. Additionally, I plan to obtain CPP and BCACP certifications.

Rachel Trimmer, PharmD 

Undergraduate Institution: West Virginia University
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Why Atrium Health? The Atrium Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in the Ambulatory Care setting offers a variety of opportunities for incoming residents to learn, grow, and explore their interests within pharmacy. When considering residency programs, I aimed to find one that would both challenge me clinically and also provide me a supportive learning environment. Throughout this residency, I will be able to enhance my clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills while caring for patients in a multitude of settings, such as pharmacist practitioner-led clinics. I will also be able to earn a teaching certificate, precept pharmacy students, and complete longitudinal research projects. All of these opportunities at Atrium Health will allow me to enhance my clinical skills and work towards practicing at the top of my license.
Primary Sites: Kannapolis Internal Medicine (Cabarrus)
Research Project:
Establishing Pharmacist Managed Migraine Service
Post-Residency Interests: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist; Obtaining CPP, BCACP, and CDCES