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Adam Olesen

Samantha Korsak, PharmD

Hometown: Palos Heights, IL

College of Pharmacy: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy

PGY1: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center - Chicago, IL

Clinical areas of interest: Diabetes, cardiology, substance use disorder, and mental health.

Project: Piloting pharmacy services in heart failure clinic; developing pharmacist-led group visits and educational classes for diabetes, suboxone, and smoking cessation clinics.

Favorite hobbies: Playing the ukulele, traveling, cooking/eating new foods, video games, reading, photography, hanging out with my dog Waffles.

Exploring Washington: I love the mountains, and you can't beat the view! Sara and I have been on a sailboat on the Sound, but I want to try paddle boarding!

Why I chose Providence: Everyone involved with the program is so great and always approachable. The pharmacy preceptors for this program are extremely supportive and love to teach! The integrated medical residents and attendings really rely on pharmacy for patient care, so you always feel extremely valued while also learning from them. I learn something new every day and feel my skills are constantly growing. The emphasis on work-life balance/wellness also allows for exploration and fun between learning!

Dustin Clark


Sara Panahi, PharmD

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

College of Pharmacy: Northeastern University

PGY1: Coastal Medical, University of Rhode Island

Clinical areas of interest: Women's health, cardiology, and geriatrics.

Project: Pharmacy Technician Support for Primary Care

Favorite hobbies: Hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, roller blading, reading (mostly sci-fi, mystery, and space opera), and hanging out with my 2 cats.

Exploring Washington: I’m very excited to explore all the outdoor opportunities Olympia has to offer nearby. Especially hiking in Olympic and Rainer National Parks, kayaking in the South Puget Sound, and biking the bike trail system in Eastern Olympia.

Why I chose Providence: Providence offers a balance between continuity in primary care, teaching, and service development to build capable ambulatory care practitioners. What made me especially excited about this program is the opportunity serve a unique, rural population at Chehalis Family Medicine alongside an excellent team of resident physicians. In addition, it’s really special to learn how to write a business plan and create self-sustaining clinical pharmacy services.