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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

 

 

Previous Residents

 

 

Zach Saghaian, PharmD, joined St. Claire Regional Medical Center after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of
Pharmacy in May, 2015.  He was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and completed his undergraduate coursework at the University
of Kentucky.  His hobbies include soccer, reading, learning languages, and spending time with family.  We would like to congratulate Dr.
Saghaian on matching with the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky for a position as a PGY2 psychiatric
pharmacy resident.

Brent Simpkins, PharmD, joined St. Claire Regional Medical Center after graduating from the University of Kentucky College
of Pharmacy in May, 2015.  Dr. Simpkins is originally from Mayfield, Kentucky.  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 University of Kentucky athletics.  We would like to congratulate Dr. Simpkins on matching with the Richard L.
Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for a position as a PGY2 ambulatory care resident.

 

 

Current Residents

 
Caitlin Sinclair, PharmD, Caitlin.Sinclair@st-claire.org, joined St. Claire Regional
Medical Center after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of
Pharmacy in May, 2016.  Originally from Versailles, Kentucky, she completed her
pre-pharmacy coursework at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  Dr.
Sinclair's professional interests include infectious disease and critical care.  Her
personal hobbies are hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.  She also enjoys
cooking and trying new recipes.

 
Brook Walsh, PharmD, Brook.Walsh@st-claire.org, joined St. Claire Regional
Medical Center after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of
Pharmacy in May, 2016.  Originally from Detroit, Michigan he began his pre-
pharmacy studies at Wayne State University before transferring to the
University of Kentucky where he completed the remainder of his undergraduate
coursework.  Dr. Walsh's professional interests include anticoagulation,
cardiology, toxicology, critical care, and emergency medicine.  His personal
hobbies are creative writing, kayaking, traveling, and backpacking.