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Pharmacy Residents 2021

Sai Karwande, PharmDSai Karwande, PharmD

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy

Area of Interest: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


"I chose to do my PGY2 at Jefferson Abington Hospital because of the wide range of critical care settings the program offered. Combined with the possibility for off-site rotations at other Jefferson facilities, I knew I would gain exposure to a multitude of experiences. During my interview, I noticed how dedicated the preceptors and faculty were to patient care. The preceptors are welcoming and invested in the success of each of their residents. After completion of my residency, I hope to work in an intensive care or emergency medicine setting."

Sarah Hughes, PharmDSarah Hughes, PharmD

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident

Education: Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Hometown: Scranton, PA


"When beginning the residency search, I knew I wanted to be part of a program that had strong learning experiences in my areas of interest. Jefferson Abington Hospital offers numerous rotation options in both infectious diseases and critical care. My interactions with the preceptors on interview day solidified my interest in the program. The preceptors are welcoming and demonstrate a passion for teaching."

Avery Hassey, PharmDAvery Hassey, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Education: Temple University School of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Pediatric Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care

Hometown: Exeter, PA


"I chose Jefferson Abington Hospital because I was looking for a residency program with a variety of clinical experiences, engaging preceptors and staff, and an environment enabling growth. After meeting the residency program preceptors, their passion in training and mentoring new pharmacists was evident. I knew that completing my PGY-1 residency here would provide numerous opportunities for increasing my education and thoroughly prepare me to become a well-rounded pharmacist. This program offers flexibility in tailoring the experience to ensure you meet your goals as a resident."

Dakota Miller, PharmDDakota Miller, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Education: Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Hometown: Greencastle, PA


"I chose Jefferson Abington Hospital for my PGY1 training because I wanted a program with a variety of experiences and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. Abington offers many critical care experiences in multiple intensive care units, which aligns with my interests in critical care. During my interview, I felt the preceptors were engaging and easy to talk to, which was important to me as I transitioned from a student to a resident. Our preceptors ensure that the goals of their residents are achieved and offer continuous support throughout the residency experience to prepare us for the next steps in our career."

Nidhi Patel, PharmDNidhi Patel, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences

Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Hometown: Yardley, PA


"I choose Jefferson Abington Hospital because it provides me with well-rounded clinical opportunities and challenging rotations that allow me to grow both professionally and personally. The interactions I had with the preceptors and past residents during my interview resonated with me and made me realize this institution aligns perfectly with my passion and interests."