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Residency Program

The program is tailored to each resident’s strengths and weaknesses and is designed to produce a solid foundation in the provision of pharmaceutical care, practice management and essential skills. Upon acceptance to the residency program, each resident will complete a self-assessment form where they identify their strengths and any areas where they want or need more exposure. Utilizing required and elective learning experiences, the program is tailored to each resident.

Sample-Resident Training Plan.pdf

Required, core rotations usually last 4-8 weeks and consist of the following:

  • Practice Foundation Skills/Orientation
  • Direct Patient Care
    • Adult Medicine (various topics and patient areas are incorporated and spread over multiple rotations)
    • Critical Care/ICU
    • Surgery
    • Geriatrics/Long-Term Care
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Informatics


 Longitudinal learning experiences take place during the year and consist of the following:

  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Drug Information
  • Residency Project
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication Safety


Pharmacy Services

Pharmacists at St. Claire Regional provide quality distributive and clinical pharmaceutical care. As a licensed pharmacist, residents will actively be involved in distributive functions (via their staffing component) and will be expected to gain proficiency in providing clinical services.

Clinical Services at SCR consist of the following:

  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing
    • Vancomycin, Aminoglycosides, Fosphenytoin, etc...
  • Systemic Anticoagulation
    • Weight-based IV unfractionated heparin dosing and monitoring
    • Warfarin dosing and monitoring (inpatient)
    • Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) dosing and monitoring
    • Argatroban dosing and monitoring
  • TPN/PPN Nutrition Support
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Counseling
  • Medication Reconciliation Assistance
  • Drug Information
  • Drug Therapy Newsletter


 Current Residents


Amy Husak, Amy.Husak@st-claire.org, will join St. Claire Regional after graduating from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 
May, 2014.  She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and received her BA from New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL. Her hobbies include 
table tennis, canoeing, hiking, and cooking. We would like to congratulate Dr. Husak on accepting a position as an clinical staff pharmacist
at St. Claire Regional Medical Center!

Travis Nash, Travis.Nash@st-claire.org, will graduated in May, 2014 from the University Of Charleston School Of Pharmacy in Charleston, 
West Virginia. He was raised in Prichard, West Virginia.  He completed his undergraduate coursework at Marshall University. His 
hobbies include golfing, fishing, spending time with his family, and he is an avid NFL football fan. We also want to congratulate 
Dr. Nash on accepting a position and continuing his career in community hospital pharmacy at a large medical center serving northeast
Kentucky and southern Ohio!



Welcome New Residents

Brent Simpkins will graduate in May 2015 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. 
Mr. Simpkins is originally from Mayfield, KY.  He completed his undergraduate pre-pharmacy 
coursework at the University of Kentucky. His hobbies include golfing, spending time at the lake 
with friends and family, and following the University of Kentucky athletics.  

Zach Saghaian will join St. Claire Regional after graduating from the University of Kentucky
College of Pharmacy in May, 2015. He was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed
his undergraduate coursework at the University of Kentucky. His hobbies include soccer, reading,
learning languages, and spending time with family.