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PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Community Health Network/Butler University PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Program

The Comunity Health Network pharmacotherapy residency started in 2009 and is designed to provide both clinical teaching and practical experience in the inpatient, outpatient and university settings. Each year, Community Health Network recruits one pharmacotherapy specialty resident with primary responsibilities at Butler University, Community Hospital East and the Community Group Family Medicine Center. 

The resident’s training experience will include required rotations with the inpatient family medicine team, outpatient family medicine center and an administrative academic experience at Butler University. Elective rotation opportunities can be tailored for the resident’s interests and career goals.  Elective experiences may include, but are not limited to, the areas of academia, infectious disease, cardiology, critical care, behavioral care, oncology and administration. Residency activities will include inpatient rounding, disease state management in the pharmacotherapy clinic, medication counseling, healthcare provider education, and mentorship of pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. The resident will serve as primary preceptor to student pharmacists from Butler University and participate in classroom instruction (both didactic and case-based interactive discussion) of Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students. 

Program Director

Dr. Tracy J. Costello, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University
 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Family Medicine
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Program Director
Community Hospital East

tcostell@butler.edu

 

2020-2021 Butler University PGY2 Residents

Brad Hinton

Brad Hinton, PharmD

Pharmacotherapy Residency Community

  • Background: I grew up in Greenwood, IN and went to Center Grove High School. I then earned my PharmD at Purdue University and my PGY1 residency at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette, IN.
  • Favorite Movie: Avengers: Endgame
  • Favorite Restaurant: Vito Provolone’s
  • Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Something Interesting About You: Before anyone asks, I am 6’6” tall, but never was too much of a basketball player. I did play ultimate frisbee throughout high school and was a part of three straight state championships.
  • Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, friends, and family. My fiancé and I enjoy running and completing 5Ks. I also enjoy playing video games on Xbox and board games with friends.

2019-2020 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Connor Hummel, PharmD, Pharmacotherapy Residency Community

Originally from Illinois, he graduated from Butler University with his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with a secondary major in Spanish. Connor completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, IN. Throughout pharmacy school, Connor worked as a pharmacy intern at CVS Health and an inpatient pharmacy technician at IU West Hospital. He actively volunteers at multiple free clinics in the Indianapolis area, including the Butler University Community Outreach Pharmacy (BUCOP). His current interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care, and academia. In his free time, Connor enjoys baking, binge watching shows on Netflix, and spending time with friends & family.

Indiana University Health/ Butler University Pharmacy PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

Indiana University Health and Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offer a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Internal Medicine. The residency is designed to provide both clinical education and advanced training in the fundamentals of Internal Medicine. The resident will gain the clinical skills and knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, and the pathophysiology of the core Internal Medicine disease states. The resident will have opportunities for both didactic and clinical teaching of Doctor of Pharmacy students from Butler University.

Throughout the course of residency training, the resident’s experiences will include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Provision of pharmaceutical care to hospitalized patients via participation in daily inpatient rounds on the Internal Medicine service and elective rotation services. Additionally, participation in longitudinal internal medicine and cardiovascular transition of care clinics.
  • Participation in physician, pharmacist, nursing, and patient education.
  • Development and completion of a clinical research project.
  • Co-authorship of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Provision of mentorship and service as co-preceptor to Doctor of Pharmacy students from Butler University in the setting of Internal Medicine.
  • Participation in classroom instruction (both didactic and case-based interactive discussion) of Doctor of Pharmacy students at Butler University.

Program Goals

The purpose of this training program is to prepare role model practitioner-educators for entry into clinical pharmacy specialist or faculty positions. This is accomplished by:

  • Practicing in multidisciplinary patient care settings in internal medicine and related subspecialties.
  • Enhancing verbal and written communication skills through clinical practice activities, didactic teaching, seminar presentations, and publication.
  • Receiving formal instruction and mentoring in didactic and experiential teaching methods.
  • Assisting in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students in clinical clerkships.

Residency Activities

During required rotations, residents spend an appropriate amount of time under direct preceptor supervision and the remainder of time practicing on their own service. The residency director and codirectors meet regularly with the resident to provide clinical expertise, feedback, advice, and to guide student precepting activities.

The Internal Medicine resident is appointed to the Butler University College of Pharmacy faculty and will be responsible for leading small group case discussions in a pharmacotherapeutics course. The resident is also responsible for delivering 1-3 didactic lectures to PharmD students in one of the pharmacotherapeutics courses at Butler, presenting a pharmacy grand-rounds seminar, and completing a residency research project. The resident will work with one of the primary preceptors and serve as a co-author on a manuscript for publication. Lastly, the resident will be involved in a longitudinal Academic Leadership Certificate Program. Extensive library services, computer resources, audiovisual support, travel funds, and full benefits are provided. Attendance at local, regional, and national professional meetings are encouraged.

Program Director

Alex Ansara, PharmD, BCPS - AQ Cariology
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University 

Clinical Specialist - Advanced Heart Care
Program Director - PGY2 IM Residency
Methodist Hospital - IU Health

Aansara@butler.edu

2020-2021 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson, PharmD

Internal Medicine Residency IU Health Methodist

Sarah Anderson is the current PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident at IU Health. She completed pharmacy school at UNC-Chapel Hill and completed her PGY1 training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is excited for teaching opportunities through Butler to work with students and explore the possibility of a career in academia. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.

 

2019-2020 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Lindsay Harris, PharmD, Internal Medicine Residency IU Health Methodist

I graduated from Purdue University in 2018 and completed my PGY1 residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  I am now starting as the PGY2 internal medicine resident at Indiana University Health.  I really enjoy teaching and am interested in pursuing a career in academia, so I am excited for this new learning opportunity through the Academic Leadership Certificate Program!

Eskenazi Health/Butler University PGY2 Ambulatory Care

This program prepares residents to successfully manage complicated medication regimens in a diverse patient population in the ambulatory care setting. The resident will work alongside a multidisciplinary team within a variety of ambulatory care sites at a safety net academic medical center focused on the care of underserved patients. 

The purpose of the Eskenazi Health/Butler University PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Ambulatory Care. The PGY2 residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

The Eskenazi Health/Butler University PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares residents to successfully manage patients in a variety of ambulatory care settings and demonstrate effective leadership skills. The goal is to help residents gain knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug utilization and the pathophysiology of patients in the ambulatory care setting as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team. The resident will be exposed to a variety of teaching experiences to target various students and medical professionals at all stages of training through didactic lectures, lab facilitation, case-based classroom teaching, in-services, precepting and a teaching certificate program (if not previously accomplished).

 

Program Director

Jessica Triboletti, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University 

Clinical Pharamcy Specialist - Ambulatory Care
Eseknazi Health

Jtribole@butler.edu

 

2020-2021 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Shelby AlbertsonShelby Albertson, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Residency Eskenazi

Shelby Albertson is the inaugural PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Academia Pharmacy Resident at Eskenazi Health and Butler University. She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2018 and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health. Her practice interests include academia, motivational interviewing, primary care, endocrinology, and pharmacogenomics. This year, aside from teaching, she is looking forward to starting a new cardiovascular risk reduction service at a clinic site that serves adults experiencing homelessness. In her free time, Shelby enjoys attending group fitness classes, traveling, trying new restaurants, and hiking with her husband, Ryan, and her Bernese mountain dog, Gryffin. 

 

2019-2020 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Chandler Howell, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency

Chandler Howell was the PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Academia Pharmacy Resident at Eskenazi Health and Butler University. He is from Centerville, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2019. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Eskenazi Health. His practice interests include endocrinology, psychiatry, and academia. This year, he is looking forward to more opportunities to teach and to start a new professional CGM service. In his free time, Chandler enjoys playing tennis, running, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.

Butler University/Veteran Health Indiana Ambulatory Care PGY2 Program

The Butler University/Veteran Health Indiana Ambulatory Care PGY2 Program provides the resident with a diverse clinic experience and ample teaching opportunities. The resident gains experience in managing patients in primary care and specialty clinics. The goals of this program are to train the resident to be a confident and competent ambulatory care practitioner and educator upon conclusion of the program. The resident will have teaching opportunities in both large and small classroom settings and also precept final-year student pharmacists during their APPE rotation at the VA. Teaching opportunities with medical residents, medical students, and other healthcare learners also exist at the VA. Ample research opportunities in patient care and education also will be provided to the resident. The resident will also develop a business plan for either a new or expanded pharmacist position. 

Program Director

Veronica Vernon, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University 

Clinical Pharamcy Specialist - Ambulatory Care
Veteran Health Indiana

vvernon@butler.edu

2020-2021 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Allissa LongAllisa Long, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Residency VA Hospital

My name is Allissa Long and I am a PGY2 Ambulatory Care/Education Pharmacy Resident at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC/Butler University. I completed my education at Western New England University in Springfield, MA and my PGY1 at John Dempsey Hospital at University of Connecticut Health Center. I’m originally from New Jersey and have enjoyed being able to see different parts of the country through my schooling and post-graduate training! Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy reading while sitting by some type of water and running.

 

2019-2020 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Shannon Castek, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Residency VA Hospital

Shannon Castek was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2018. She recently completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at IU Health Bloomington Hospital and her PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care/Education at the Roudebush VA Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and listening to true crime podcasts. She is thrilled for the opportunity to connect and work with the students and faculty at Butler!

Community Health Network/Butler University PGY2 Psychiatric Residency

The Community Health Network psychiatric pharmacy residency started in 2010 and is designed to provide a well-rounded and diverse experience in which the resident is exposed to a variety of settings and training modalities so that upon completion of this residency the candidate can function with the knowledge, confidence, and competence a leader is expected to show in this specialty area. Residents in this program are called upon to resolve real-life challenges and issues in a supportive and nurturing environment while working with an integrated healthcare team consisting of psychiatrists, social workers, case managers, nursing and pharmacy, as well as psychiatry residents and medical students.

The behavioral care pavilion at Community Hospital North consists of nine units and is approximately 120 beds, allowing the resident to gain experience in multiple and diverse areas of behavioral care. Clinical rotation opportunities may include (and are not limited to): general adult inpatient psychiatry with the psychiatry residency service team, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, integrated recovery/addiction medicine, consult/liaison psychiatry team, and outpatient psychiatry

The Community Health Network psychiatric pharmacy PGY2 residency includes opportunities at Butler such as (and not limited to) the following,  leading case conference for the therapeutics course, delivering one or more large group lectures in the Therapeutics of Psychiatry elective in the spring semester, precepting and evaluating rotation students, participation in the academic leadership rotation, leading a monthly physician assistant psychopharmacology review, voluntary involvement with the BU student CPNP chapter, as well as exposure to many other opportunities on campus.

Program Director

Laura Ruekert, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Butler University
 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Community Health Netork

lruekert@butler.edu

2020-2021 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Elizabeth PooleElizabeth Poole, PharmD

Behavior Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Community

Beth Poole is the current PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident at Community Health Network. She received her PharmD from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in 2019 and completed her PGY1 general pharmacy residency at Community Health Network.  Beth is originally from Batesburg, SC and loves traveling to new places, reading, and listening to crime podcasts.  Her professional areas of interest include mood disorders and pediatric psychiatry.  She is excited to work alongside Butler faculty and students this upcoming year in Case conference and the psychiatry elective.

 

2019-2020 Butler University PGY2 Resident

Shannon James, PharmD, Behavior Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Community

  • Background: Hometown is Olathe, KS. PharmD graduate from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS. Completed PGY1 residency at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM.
  • Favorite Movie: Amelie
  • Favorite Restaurant: Anywhere with high-quality sushi
  • Favorite TV Show: The Great British Baking Show
  • Something Interesting About You: I love to travel and have visited twelve countries.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, traveling, and enjoying classic film
  • Psychiatric Interests: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD