Why should I complete my residency at Nebraska Medicine?

What would you say to someone if they asked why they should complete their PGY1 residency at Nebraska Medicine?

Katherine Kessel

Current Position: PGY2 Critical Care and Chief Resident, Nebraska Medicine 

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2022-2023

Doctor of Pharmacy: North Dakota State University

“The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Nebraska Medicine is truly special and provides its residents with a great amount of personal and professional fulfillment. In addition to its wide variety of clinical experiences, the culture of the program exemplifies positivity and supports the formation of lifelong friendships among coresidents. Preceptors challenge residents to grow as independent clinicians and strive to support resident wellbeing. Pat Fuller is an excellent source of support who cares deeply about each resident and their ability to reach their goals. I am grateful to have found my PGY1 home at Nebraska Medicine!” 

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Bailey Buenger

Current Position: Pharmacist Specialist, Critical Care, Nebraska Medicine

PGY2 Critical Care: Nebraska Medicine, 2021-2022

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2020-2021

Doctor of Pharmacy: South Dakota State University

“Nebraska Medicine is an outstanding place to be a pharmacy resident! The PGY1 residency program provides a challenging and supportive environment where residents have abundant opportunities to learn and grow. The diverse rotational experiences allow residents to gain a valuable, comprehensive training that prepares them to provide extraordinary care to complex patients. The pharmacy preceptors and residency program director immediately welcome residents into the pharmacy family and genuinely want to see each resident achieve their goals and have a successful year (and beyond!).”

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Madeline Wordekemper

Current Position: Critical Care Pharmacist, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center Sioux City, IA

PGY2 Critical Care: Nebraska Medicine, 2021-2022

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2020-2021

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center

“The people and the culture at Nebraska Medicine are what make this PGY1 program outstanding. Resident education and growth are a top priority each day. The preceptors do an amazing job at facilitating opportunities and creating an environment where that is possible. Pharmacists here are valued members of the healthcare team and are established as trusted colleagues in their specialties – making it easy for residents to play an active role in patient care from early on! The entire pharmacy department truly cares about the success and wellbeing of each resident and will adapt to ensure your individual goals are met!” 

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Molly Miller

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Nebraska Medicine

PGY2 Infectious Diseases: Nebraska Medicine, 2020-2021 

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2019-2020

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center

“Simply put, there is no place like Nebraska. The learning environment here is unmatched. Nebraska Medicine is an academic medical center where you get to experience and participate in interdisciplinary care and to work with some of the nation's leading medical experts who care not only about providing extraordinary patient care, but also about teaching and developing the next generation of clinicians. Our pharmacist preceptors are completely engaged in teaching and supporting you as you grow in your knowledge and develop your clinical skills throughout the year. Pat is an amazingly caring and supportive program director who will do anything and everything he can to help you be successful and achieve your goals. The people here are incredibly kind, and I could not imagine completing my PGY1 anywhere else. I know I've built relationships over the past year that will last a lifetime; you can find your pharmacy family here.”

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Jessica Prucha

Current Position: Pharmacist Specialist, Critical Care, Nebraska Medicine

PGY2 Critical Care: Nebraska Medicine, 2020-2021

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2019-2020

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center

"The experiences offered through Nebraska Medicine’s pharmacy residency program allow residents to be involved in complex clinical situations, work with nationally respected providers, and gain confidence across multiple specialty areas. Most importantly, residents are continuously supported, challenged, and motivated each day by preceptors and a program director that are enthusiastic about providing residents with a well-rounded learning experience. I am confident that after completing the PGY1 pharmacy program at Nebraska Medicine you will be well-positioned to pursue any career goals!" 


Sarah Bailey

Current Position: Pharmacist Specialist, Internal Medicine, Nebraska Medicine

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2017-2018

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center

“I would say residents have so much support at Nebraska Medicine, from Pat, from staff, from preceptors. Even in the dark, scary days of residency there is always someone to turn to who can provide advice or just be an ear if you need to vent. It is also an excellent academic medical center that will provide you with such a wonderful variety of experiences and make you a better pharmacist. Working closely with interdisciplinary teams is so important to patient care and we get to do those things every day. Nebraska Medicine also affords the opportunity to teach students (pharmacy, medical, nursing, and more) which enhances your learning as well.”


Kennedy Bateman

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

PGY1 Graduation Year: 2019

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Utah

“Nebraska Medicine’s pharmacy residency program provides an experience that can be obtained at no other institution.  The training a resident receives through this program help molds them into a competent and confident clinical pharmacist.  The people here are outstanding and all do their very best to help residents gain knowledge and experience in all areas of practice.  Residents are extremely valued and heavily relied on to keep pharmacy processes effective, and the amount of support residents receive is unprecedented.  Above all else, Dr. Patrick Fuller is the most devoted program director a pharmacy resident can have.  He is undoubtedly dedicated to helping each of his residents succeed and is their biggest advocate.  Choosing to do your PGY1 pharmacy resident at Nebraska Medicine may seem intimidating, but I can promise it is a decision you will never regret.”


Brooke Daugherty

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

PGY2 Oncology: Nebraska Medicine, 2019-2020

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2018-2019

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Oklahoma

“This program will prepare you for whatever you want to accomplish after residency. There are endless opportunities and resources, along with learning experiences in just about every pharmacy specialty. Residents at Nebraska Medicine have the opportunity to learn not only from specialized pharmacists, but also respected practitioners, who are both genuinely interested in your growth and development. You will also have the best RPD! Pat is so passionate and dedicated to each resident, and will do anything to help you succeed. I could not imagine going through this challenging year without his support and encouragement!”


Carlen Johnson

Current Position: Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth, Orlando, Florida

PGY2 Emergency Medicine: Nebraska Medicine, 2019-2020

PGY1: Nebraska Medicine, 2018-2019

Doctor of Pharmacy: University of Mississippi

"This is an amazing place to complete your PGY1 residency! You will have the opportunity to learn from well-respected practitioners and develop a solid knowledge base in a wide variety of clinical areas. Pat is our biggest advocate and always makes sure we have the resources we need to be successful. Regardless of what your career goals are after PGY1, you will be prepared to succeed!"


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