2018-2019 Residents

Kelsey George

Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
Pharmacy School: Samford University
Clinical Interests: Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics 
Research Project: Prospective Evaluation of Glycemic Control in Patients Receiving Intravenous Corticosteroids
Why Atrium Health Cabarrus?: After my fourth year of pharmacy school, I was still undecided about what area of pharmacy I wanted to pursue. I knew I wanted to complete my PGY-1 training at a facility that was part of an extensive healthcare system, with a variety of clinical rotations that included both inpatient and ambulatory care experiences. Atrium Health Cabarrus offered exactly what I was looking for in a PGY-1 residency program. In addition to the clinical experiences available, the preceptors are knowledgeable, supportive and genuinely want to help residents grow and develop as new practitioners. Another perk is being close enough to Charlotte to be able to enjoy the local eateries and entertainment! I’m so thankful to start my career at Atrium Health Cabarrus, and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

Joseph Elmes

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina
Clinical Interests: Acute Care, Cardiology, Oncology
Research Project: Ascorbic Acid, Thiamine and Hydrocortisone for Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Review of a Large Healthcare System
Why Atrium Health Cabarrus?: Atrium Health Cabarrus gives first-year residents the opportunity to take a wide variety of clinical rotations that will enable them to round out their clinical knowledge. The small resident class also provides a personable and individualized learning environment. Lastly, the teamwork and comradery of the entire pharmacy department has amazed me. Every pharmacist at Atrium Health Cabarrus is willing to teach me what I need to learn to expand my pharmacy knowledge.

Denise Patten

Undergraduate Institution: Regis University
Pharmacy School:
Regis University
Clinical Interests:
Hematology, Oncology 
Research Project:
Comparison of Incidence of Febrile Neutropenia in Obese and Normal Weight Patients Receiving R-CHOP and G-CSF
Why Atrium Health Cabarrus?:
My family has been impacted by cancer multiple times, and I wish to dedicate myself to helping other families through this difficulty. I chose Atrium Health Cabarrus because of its robust oncology program and its clear commitment to the well-being of its patients. But more so, the team at this hospital is profoundly devoted to furthering pharmacy and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. I know that I’ll be challenged and supported in my journey to becoming an exceptional pharmacist and leader.

Priscila Shibu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Georgia
Pharmacy School:
University of Georgia
Clinical Interests:
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Research Project:
Utilization of Standard vs. Capped Heparin Dosing in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Why Atrium Health Cabarrus?:
Even before starting pharmacy school, I had a deep desire to assist and provide treatment to underserved populations through medical missions. I chose this institution because I believe that I’ll obtain thorough, diverse experiences that will enable me to be confident in my future placement, whatever the setting. I value this hospital’s supportive environment and this program’s emphasis on teamwork and mentorship. I am so thankful to be surrounded by preceptors, management and peers that encourage and push me to be the best that I can be. I’m excited for what this next year holds for my professional and personal growth!