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2022 - 2023 Residents

Sterling Feininger
Sterling Feininger, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine
Research Project: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) discontinuation in critical ill patients on goal enteral nutrition
Why CMC?: When I began looking at residency programs, I knew I wanted to train at a large academic medical center within the Southeast that provided a well-rounded experience with a high acuity patient population. Since I completed my clinical rotations as a student scholar at the Carolinas Medical Center during my fourth year, I had first-hand knowledge of the strong mentorship program, wide variety of rotations, and teaching and educational opportunities offered to the residents. All the preceptors are passionate about their specialty and invested in the residents’ growth as pharmacists and as people. All these characteristics of the program (in addition to knowing my way around the hospital), have made my transition from student to resident more seamless and I am excited for what is to come. Lastly, Charlotte is an amazing place to call home, and I am so thankful to be able to explore even more of the city with my co-residents!

Caroline Fleck
Caroline Fleck, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Clinical Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Solid Organ Transplant

Research Project: Impact of QT prolonging chemotherapy and anti-microbial prophylaxis

Why CMC?: When searching for a PGY1 program, I knew that I wanted to train at a large academic medical center that would provide me with a well-rounded experience and offered robust rotation options in my areas of interest. I was also looking for a program that emphasized resident well-being and provided a supportive environment with strong mentorships. Carolinas Medical Center offered everything that I was looking for. Since being onsite, CMC has exceeded my expectations in supporting me as a resident and new pharmacist. Additionally, after living in Ohio my entire life, I was looking forward to moving South and experiencing life in a different state. I am excited to share this adventure with my co-residents who have quickly become friends!

Alyssa Hamm
Alyssa Hamm, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy

Clinical Interests: Solid Organ Transplant, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

Research Project: Evaluation of empiric treatment with cefepime versus ceftriaxone for non-CTX-M enterobacterales bacteremia with BCID-2

Why CMC?: I was interested in Carolinas Medical Center due to the numerous clinical opportunities offered and the extensive training provided in a wide range of practice areas. After interviewing and meeting with the RPD, clinical preceptors, and pharmacy team, I quickly realized that CMC is where I hoped to spend my residency year. Everyone was so welcoming and sincere in their efforts to ensure my ultimate success. So far, I have enjoyed the challenges of this residency experience and appreciate the support and guidance of the entire pharmacy staff. Lastly, Charlotte is a beautiful and vastly growing city with so much to offer. Although I miss my loved ones back in Darby Township and the Philadelphia surrounding areas, I am confident that here is where I was meant to be.

Hardman
Jessica Hardman, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona
Pharmacy School: University of Arizona
Clinical Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Research Project: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) prophylaxis use and incidence in B cell lymphomas
Why CMC?: When searching for a PGY1 program, I knew that I wanted to train at a large academic medical center that offered rotations in all my areas of interest. I also wanted to be part of a large residency class. I did not limit myself geographically when applying because I wanted to find the right program for me. CMC met all my requirements (and more) in what I wanted out my residency program. Since starting the program, I have felt so supported, all the preceptors and mentors really want me to succeed and to get the most out of my year. 

Hana Sacic
Hana Sacic, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Clinical Interests: Hematology and Oncology, Infectious Disease

Research Project: Impact of renal insufficiency on melphalan dosing

Why CMC?: During the residency search process, I wanted to train at a large academic medical center that provides advanced clinical care for high acuity patients, strong clinical rotations that offered flexibility to personalize it to my interests, and passionate preceptors. Carolinas Medical Center made it evident that it would fulfill and exceed what I was looking for. I quickly learned through my interview that CMC is committed to their residents through several avenues including the mentorship program and the monthly resiliency training. I have already felt so supported through my short time here and that atmosphere is crucial during a tough transition and year that residency presents. Finally, Charlotte is a great city with endless things to do, places to see and eat, and where the mountains and beach are never too far away! 

 Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: Campbell University
Pharmacy School: Campbell University
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Cardiology, Pediatrics

Research Project: Risk factors associated with acute AKI development from ACEi and ARBs in pediatric patients

Why CMC?: I wanted to complete a PGY1 residency at a large academic medical center that would provide a well-rounded experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. There is a lot of support from the residency program, preceptors, and mentors which has helped ease the transition into residency and has created an environment that emphasizes resident work-life balance and resiliency. CMC only has four required rotations and a wide variety of elective options, which allowed me to individualize my residency year to fit my clinical interests and career goals. I was also drawn to the aspects of the teaching and learning certificate program and the layered learning model, with allows me to gain experience precepting students. Moving to Charlotte has been a great experience, and I am excited to explore it more this year!

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