|Class of 2014 - 2015|
|Linda Cheng, PharmD|
Interests: Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
“When I decided to pursue a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency, I wanted a program in a large academic teaching institution with a diverse patient population that would enrich my experiences during this pivotal year. I also wanted a program which offered flexibility in its rotation scheduling which would allow me to tailor my experiences to my needs and interests. The PGY-1 program at Albany Medical Center had everything I was looking for and more. During my interview I was taken by the variety of services the hospital offered, the expertise of the preceptors, and the program’s overall devotion to providing a meaningful experience to its residents. Furthermore, Albany Medical Center’s affiliation with other academic and medical institutions added to the diversity of opportunities (such as teaching, ambulatory care, and research) the program had to offer. I feel confident that Albany Medical Center’s PGY-1 residency program will give me skills and experiences I need for the start to a successful career as a clinical practitioner.”
Jessica Ramich, PharmD
Interests: Critical Care
"When choosing a residency program, I knew that I wanted to be exposed to a variety of inpatient experiences. In addition, practicing at a pharmacy friendly teaching hospital was very important to me. The clinical pharmacy specialists at Albany Medical Center proved to be not only highly respectable and experienced professionals but also incredibly eager to teach and welcome new practitioners to the team."
Mark C. Botti, PharmD
Interests: Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
“With the residency program at Albany Medical Center, I am able to pursue two of my passions: pediatric pharmacotherapy and professional development. AMC was perfect for this split focus because not only does the Children’s Hospital at AMC provide many specialized services to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents, but it is also giving me the ability to help develop a staff development program from the ground-up. I completed my PGY-1 here at AMC and was able to develop close professional relationships with not only the pharmacy department, but also with nurses and members of the pediatric medical teams, and am excited to continue with these relationships to better the health outcomes of our patients. I am also able to further hone my skills in education and professional development with the new staff development program here. With the opportunities that are available to me for this year, I believe that this PGY-2 will help greatly on my path to becoming a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist while also providing me with substantial experience in professional development.”
Mark is currently our PGY2 in Pediatrics and Professional Developmen
Bryan White, PharmD
"I choose to complete my residency at AMC because of the people and the opportunities. As someone who is interested in infectious disease, the opportunity to do rotations in infectious disease, HIV, and pediatric infectious disease is a great opportunity. Being able to do research with world class infectious disease pharmacists at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is also a big plus. AMC is a well-rounded program with rotations in pediatrics, critical care, ambulatory care, cardiology, and much more. The clinical staff got to know me as a person during the interview process and did not see me as just another number."