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Our Current Residents


 

Our 2021-2022 PGY1 Residency Class

 

Rachael Jaszczenski, PharmD is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed her pre-pharmacy coursework at Concordia University Wisconsin and received her PharmD from the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include emergency medicine as well as psychiatric and ICU care. Rachael's residency project will focus on the appropriateness of melatonin use in the NICU and PICU.  Her medication use evaluation will focus on opioid use in inpatients.  Her continuing education topic will be USP 795.  She is participating in the teaching and learning certificate program at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Other projects Rachael will be involved in include training modules for cardiac arrest, head trauma, respiratory emergencies, and rapid sequence intubation.  In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending lots of time with her family and 2 dogs in addition to playing/coaching volleyball.

 

 

Taylor Mathwich, PharmD is from North Stonington, Connecticut. She received her Pharm.D. from Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include pediatric hospital medicine, critical care, and academia. Taylor's residency project will focus on the efficacy of IV ketorolac in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age.  Her medication use evaluation will focus on the incidence of AKI with the combination of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam. Her continuing education presentation topic will be anti-cholergic toxicity.  She is participating in the teaching and learning certificate program at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Other projects Taylor will be involved in include training modules for diabetes insipidus, DKA, and endocrine topics. In her free time, she enjoys trying Birmingham restaurants and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

April Smith, PharmD is from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her PharmD from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include pediatric hospital medicine and critical care. April’s residency project will evaluate outcomes in patients following the implementation of a new dexmedetomidine weaning guideline in the CVICU. Her medication use evaluation will focus on non-standard intravenous fluids.  Her continuing education presentation topic will be medications given prior to organ harvesting. She is participating in the teaching and learning certificate program at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Other projects April will be involved in include training modules for tuberculosis, shock, toxicology, and renal topics.   In her free time she enjoys taking her two dogs on hikes, mountain biking, and spending time with her family and friends.