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Stephanie Welch, PharmD

Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut
Pharmacy School: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
Clinical Interests: antimicrobial resistance, gram-positive bloodstream infections, antimicrobial stewardship, academia
Research Project: Comparison of daptomycin versus vancomycin in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics for the treatment of persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
Why Carolinas Medical Center? I chose to stay on at Carolinas Medical Center for my PGY2 infectious diseases training because of the well-established stewardship program, the exceptional ID preceptors, and the robust PGY2 curriculum. The program offers a variety of rotation experiences, including both inpatient and outpatient opportunities as well as microbiology lab exposure. I was also excited to continue my training at an academic center where I could work closely with many learners and have a variety of teaching opportunities. Staying in Charlotte was also a plus - it is a rapidly growing city with so much to offer!.