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PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program


Leah Croft2023-2024: Brandon Carron, PharmD

Research Project: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of a Pharmacist-Driven Protocol to De- escalate Antibiotics for Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • PGY1: Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

Hobbies: Dungeons and Dragons, hiking, spending time with my cat

Why I chose Swedish: I chose Swedish for a lot of reasons (things I had heard, the exciting rotations offered, the breadth of opportunities) but what really cemented it all was the very positive experience I had with Julia (the RPD), Brittanii (the RPC), and Leah (past resident) at Midyear!

Leah Croft2022-2023: Leah Croft, PharmD

Research Project: Assessment of the Efficacy of Cefepime for Non-Bacteremia and Non-Urinary Tract Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Infections

Hometown: Tifton GA

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy: Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • PGY1: USA Health – University Hospital, Mobile AL

Hobbies: Curling up with a good book, watching movies/going to the theater, playing disc golf, exploring new places, trying new restaurants, hiking, lazy Netflix days, sporting events (big baseball fan!) ...really anything that gets my mind off work!

Why I chose Swedish: It just felt right! During the entire interview process (starting with Midyear) I felt that the preceptors involved were genuinely interested in me as a person. Everyone was so incredibly kind and the interactions I was able to observe between everyone were all incredibly positive. It felt like an environment where I would learn and be supported. All in all, it felt like a place that I could call "home."

2021-2022: Jordan Amaro, PharmD

Research Project: Evaluating Fixed-Dose Versus Conventional Weight-Based Dose 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Reversal of Vitamin K Antagonists

Hometown: Wilsall MT

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Montana, Missoula MT
  • PGY1: Bozeman Health – Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman MT

Hobbies: getting lost in the PNW by hiking, biking, and skiing, filling my weekends with concerts, live music, and sporting events, trying any new brewery Kristian recommends, teaching Brittanii how to keep houseplants alive, and building overambitious Google maps for my next travel adventure

Why I chose Swedish: One of my main motivating factors for pursuing a Critical Care PGY2 Residency was my desire to gain exposure to the highest level of care in as many practice areas possible. I knew Swedish would be able to provide me the experiences I was looking for to grow my critical care practice. My experience with the preceptors, providers, and other team members has also exceeded my expectations. The healthcare team is great to learn from and a pleasure to work alongside with. It is apparent everyone enjoys the work they do and are eager to pass their experience on to the resident.

Brittanii Prahl2020-2021: Brittanii Prahl, PharmD

Research Project: Use of Phenobarbital Monotherapy for Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

Hometown: Salt Lake City UT

Education and Training:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy: Regis University, Denver CO
  • PGY1: Providence Swedish – St. Peter Hospital, Olympia WA

Hobbies: traveling, hiking, exploring new breweries, cross-stitching doilies for Kristian, watching live music, and I recently started dabbling in attempting to keep houseplants alive

Why I chose Swedish: I chose Swedish to complete my PGY-2 in Critical Care for several reasons. The first was the acuity and variety of ICU experiences offered among the various campuses. Another reason, which may be the most important reason, was how well I connected with the team during my residency interview. I always feel comfortable asking questions, seeking the experiences I want to grow as a critical care pharmacist, and I know that my preceptors are here to support me. I love working alongside the pharmacists at Swedish that provide exceptional interventions along with a willingness to teach and guide me to become a better pharmacist. Finally, the providers are excellent to work with and they truly value pharmacy's input, which makes me feel like an important contributor to the healthcare team.