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Adam Olesen

Ryan Ferris, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University

PGY1: Providence Newberg Medical Center/Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Why I chose Providence: I have been lucky to be a part of Providence as a student and PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident. During my PMG rotation, I was blown away by the quality and commitment of preceptors to my professional development. I love that many pharmacists are former residents, which adds to the welcoming culture and emphasis on work/life balance. The program offers diverse collaborative drug practice agreements and the ability to prescribe from an extensive formulary, to deliver progressive patient care. Additionally, I was attracted to the longitudinal rotation design that I felt was essential to refine my skills and see my evolution throughout the year. Witnessing the high-level knowledge exhibited within the team and their love of teaching, I knew this residency program would allow me to take on any role in the future. I learn something new every day and feel my skills are constantly expanding.

Clinical areas of interest: Chronic disease state management, psychiatric pharmacy and substance use disorders, cardiology, family and internal medicine

Favorite hobbies: Traveling, hiking, exploring new Portland restaurants, catching up with friends/family, and curling up on my couch with a good movie or TV show

Thing I want to do most while in Oregon this year: Finally make it to a Blazers game!

LauraLaura Kays, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: acific University School of Pharmacy, Hillsboro, OR

PGY1: Providence Portland Medical Center

Favorite hobbies: Outside of residency I enjoy cooking/baking and am always looking for new recipes to try. Over the past year I have been perfecting my homemade ice cream from the classics such as strawberry and vanilla to experimenting with smores, caramel pretzel, and mint chocolate chip. During the summer I love camping and try to travel as often as I can.

Thing I want to do most while in Oregon this year: When I am not working, cooking, or traveling I am a mom to a beautiful and sassy 6-year-old girl. You can find us out on our bikes, the trampoline, at gymnastics, swimming or checking out a new local park.