Meet Our Residents

Michael Endries, PharmD

Education:
Undergraduate/Pre-Pharmacy- University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County
PharmD (2013) University of Wisconsin- School of Pharmacy

A little about myself:
I am originally from Marshfield, Wisconsin. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, staying active and spending time with family and friends.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I feel that residency training is an integral part of advancing the field of pharmacy and aiding in the attainment of provider status for pharmacists. Residency training allows new pharmacists to become experienced in many facets of pharmacy while building leadership, organization, and time management skills requisite for future success.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital was an easy choice for completing my pharmacy residency. The PGY-1 Residency offers great flexibility with a broad variety of rotations, and the option to continue on as a PGY-2 Administrative Resident. I was also drawn to Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital as it offers the learning experience of a large teaching hospital in a friendly, small town setting.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be completing core rotations in Formulary Management, Surgical Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, and Cardiology. I am considering elective rotations in Pediatric Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, and Oncology.

Future plans/interests:
I hope to complete a PGY-2 residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration with a future role in management. I would like to become board certified within 5 years of graduation and remain active within the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.
 


Erin Jung, PharmD, MPA

Education:
PharmD/MPA (2013) – Drake University

A little about myself:
I am originally from Wausau, Wisconsin, but I spent six years living in Des Moines while going to pharmacy school. In my free time, I enjoy watching crazy reality TV shows, keeping up with Wisconsin sports teams, and cooking and baking delicious recipes I find on pinterest! I also like to stay active by running and playing outdoors.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I decided to do a residency because I want to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital, and I believed that residency would give me the training and experience I need to build my knowledge base and clinical skills. I believe a residency will help to expose me to many different practice areas within the hospital and help to build my confidence when working with other health care team members.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
I chose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital because it has a well-established residency program. There are many different rotations available with experienced pharmacists who have a passion for teaching and mentoring. I also like that the hospital is located in a rural area and is a level II trauma center because it will expose me to very unique patient cases.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be doing rotations in infectious disease, pediatrics, cardiology/internal medicine, surgical intensive care, formulary management, oncology, pharmacokinetics/nutritional support, and several more electives that have yet to be determined. I also be staffing on 6N, a general medicine floor every fifth week.

Future plans/interests:
I want to use my experience from residency to practice as a clinical pharmacist. I am keeping my options open and considering a PGY-2 if there is an area that I would like to focus on more in depth. I also plan to precept and mentor future pharmacy students and residents.

  


Matt Mattila, PharmD

Education:
Pharm.D. (2013) – University of Wisconsin

A little about myself:
I am from Mosinee, WI but spent the previous six years living in Madison, WI. In my free time, I enjoy watching the Green Bay Packers, playing slow-pitch softball, flying remote control helicopters, playing cribbage, and finally, partaking in fantasy football.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I felt it was the best way to expand my pharmacy knowledgebase and clinical experiences in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients. I also wanted the opportunity to continue to see areas of pharmacy that were unfamiliar to me, in order to be a well rounded clinician.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
Prior to 4th year pharmacy rotations, I was familiar with the Ministry system as I had interned at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital following my second year of pharmacy school. I was also fortunate enough to complete two rotations at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital (MSJH) during my fourth year of pharmacy school. I chose MSJH because it offered the academic setting I was looking for as well as an environment that I felt suited me, allowing me grow both professionally and personally.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be doing rotations in cardiology/internal medicine, pediatrics, adult surgical/trauma intensive care, and infectious disease, as well as a few that are yet to be determined.

Future plans/interests:
I am interested in the areas of cardiology and nutrition support and hope to specialize in one of these two areas. I am also looking to precept students while practicing pharmacy.

 


Joshua Sessions PharmD

Education:
Pre-pharmacy – Utah State University
PharmD - Roseman University of Health Sciences (UT)

A little about myself:
I grew up out West, in a small town called Preston, ID. I am a proud new dad! We welcomed our boy to our family during the final year of pharmacy school. My wife and son are the greatest joys of my life. I enjoy spending time with them very much. They have been very supportive throughout the residency process. In addition, other hobbies I have are listening to music and reading.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I want to give myself the best training as I transition into my career. I want to be placed in situations that will push me intellectually so that I can better serve patients through sound experience and medicine that is supported in literature. I believe that residency provides these important opportunities for growth with exposure to many clinical focus areas.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
The teaching hospital atmosphere was important to me. I love the impact that pharmacy can have through working with medical teams on patient rounding. During my academic studies, I became interested in cardiology, critical care, and infectious disease. These rotations all became part of my core rotations. I also wanted a residency program that considered my success a priority and during interviews, that was apparent with this program.

What rotations will I be doing?
Cardiac Intensive Care, Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care, Infectious Disease, Cardiac Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Medical Intensive Care and Formulary Management

Future plans/interests:
I plan on applying for a PGY-2 position in critical care and prepare for a career as a clinical pharmacist. I intend on becoming BCPS certified after my residency has been completed. I also look forward to becoming a preceptor and mentor for new learners as I have been highly influenced by outstanding preceptors as a student and resident.

 


Maribeth White, PharmD., RPh

Education:
Pre-pharmacy/Pharm.D. – University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

A little about myself:
I’m an only child who grew up in a small town in south-central Wisconsin called Waunakee. I spend most of my free time knitting, blogging, and hanging out with family, friends, and my soon-to-be husband. I also enjoy videogames (PC only!), exercising at the Y, shopping, and eating sushi!

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I knew completing a residency would be the most effective and efficient way to expand my clinical knowledge, and that it would help me narrow down my interests and find a primary area of practice. By the time I finish, I anticipate being better able to communicate with and play an integral role within a patient care team.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
During the summer prior to my DPH-3 year, I completed a consecutive 40-hour IPPE here at MSJH. Before doing so, I had very limited experience shadowing hospital pharmacists, and really didn’t have a good idea of the role of a hospital pharmacist. Being here for that week was very, very eye-opening. All of the pharmacists and health care practitioners here were extremely professional and challenged me to do my best, but were also very welcoming. In addition, I loved the fact that MSJH is a large tertiary referral hospital, but is located in a comfortable small town.

What rotations will I be doing?
Required: Pediatrics, cardiology, surgical intensive care (SICU), pharmacokinetics/nutritional support, infectious disease
Elective: Intensive care nursery (NICU), pediatric intensive care (PICU), pharmacy informatics, hematology/oncology
Longitudinal: Drug information, patient/medication safety, ambulatory care
I will also be staffing every 5th week and weekend (for 7 contiguous days) for internal medicine.

Future plans/interests:
I’m currently interested in pediatrics, metabolic support, infectious disease, and administrative pharmacy. I am interested in pursuing a PGY-2 residency, but I’m not sure of the specialty at this point. Eventually, I’d like to precept and mentor pharmacy students.

 

 
 
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