Meet Our Residents

Amanda Kage, PharmD

Education:
Pre-pharmacy/PharmD—Ferris State University

A little about myself:
I am originally from Marathon, Wisconsin and spent the last six years in Michigan while completing my pharmacy degree. I grew up on a dairy farm and that’s where my love for farmacy started to sprout. I laugh easily (even at my own questionably humorous puns), enjoy being outdoors, watching Wisconsin sports, shopping (to my husband’s dismay), gardening/pickling, reading, and spending time with family.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
While on my fourth year rotations, I met all kinds of pharmacists in different settings. I started to distinguish the characteristics that separated the “good” practitioners from the “great”. The two most obvious distinctions I uncovered was a desire for continuous learning and their experience. I saw residency as a challenge that could not only give me the opportunity to gain a wide variety of practical involvement, but also instill in me a need for ongoing learning. I hope that residency will not only push me outside my comfort zone, but also push me to someday be a “great” pharmacist.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
The residency program at Saint Joseph’s Hospital had a diverse variety of rotations, including multiple opportunities in the pediatric field, which is a developing interest of mine. I knew that I would be able to pursue any area of pharmacy I was drawn to, but also have the flexibility to alter my set plan if I uncovered a new passion. The exposure to a wide variety of rotations gives me confidence that I will experience exciting challenges and opportunities. This program develops residents in all aspects of pharmacy, including leadership, management, and teaching. I know I will graduate from this program fully equipped to confidently start my career.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be completing rotations in Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Surgical Intensive Care, Formulary Management, and Infectious Disease. I am considering electives in Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Metabolic Support.

Future plans/interests:
After completing the PGY-1 residency program, I plan to follow my passion for practicing pharmacy in a hospital setting. I enjoy working with students and hope to have the opportunity be a mentor to future generations of pharmacists.


 



 

Megan Maslowski, PharmD

Education:
Undergradute/Pre-pharmacy – University of Wisconsin - Stout
Pharm.D. (2014) – University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

A little about myself:
I am originally from Marshfield, Wisconsin. I played four years of college basketball at UW-Stout and love to watch and play sports. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I chose to do a residency because I have a very strong interest in inpatient pharmacy, and I feel that a residency is the best way to prepare for a career in hospital pharmacy. A residency experience will allow me to develop my pharmacy skillset outside of the classroom by offering invaluable experiences. I believe this residency program will build my confidence and help me to provide excellent patient care throughout my career.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
I had the opportunity of being a pharmacy intern at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital after my second year of pharmacy school. I also was able to complete a fourth-year rotation at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital last year. Both experiences I had with Ministry organizations were very positive and educational. I am interested in critical care, so the number of critical care units at St. Joseph’s hospital is very appealing to me, as well as the fact that pharmacists are active participants in trauma and code situations. The hospital’s size and location were a perfect fit for me.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be completing a rotation in Surgical Intensive Care, Infectious Disease, Formulary Management, Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, and Pediatrics. I am considering taking elective rotations in Medical Intensive Care, Pharmacokinetcs/Nutritional Support, and Oncology.

Future plans/interests:
I am leaving my future options wide open! I am interested in becoming an inpatient clinical pharmacist. I am also entertaining the option of doing a PGY-2 residency after this year. The critical care setting is of particular interest to me.


 



 

Ryan Stanke, PharmD

Education:
Undergraduate/Pre-Pharmacy- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
PharmD (2014) - University of Wisconsin- School of Pharmacy

A little about myself:
I am from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In my free time I enjoy golfing, playing softball and volleyball, watching any Wisconsin sports team (GO Badgers, Brewers, Packers!), staying active, and spending time with family and friends.

Why did I choose to do a residency?
Completing a residency will allow me to further develop skills as a pharmacist that will be extremely valuable in the future. As our profession evolves into potential provider status, it is instrumental to have this additional training to align us as an integral part of the health care team. In addition, completing a residency will provide me with the pharmacy clinical knowledge, operational awareness, and leadership ability that I will use in the future.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital is a well-established tertiary, academic medical hospital that is centrally located in Wisconsin, not too far from home. The program offers a variety of rotations while allowing for precepting of students and interprofessional collaboration with other health care team members. Ministry is highly involved in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, our state’s pharmacy organization, in which I hope to become more involved. In addition, Ministry has a PGY-2 Health-System Administration Residency that I am interested in completing.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be completing core rotations in Formulary Management, Surgical Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Ambulatory Care, and Cardiology. Elective rotations are yet to be determined but I have interest in Medical Intensive Care, Nutritional Support, Oncology, and Pharmacy Informatics. We will also be staffing a general medicine floor every fifth week.

Future plans/interests:
I am interested in pharmacy management and leadership, and am therefore considering completing a PGY-2 Health-System Administration Residency here at Ministry. I also plan to become BCPS certified in the near future. I plan on being a preceptor to students and staying active in PSW.


 



 

Erica Treadway, PharmD

Education:
PharmD (2014) - Purdue University College of Pharmacy

A little about myself:
I am originally from Fort Wayne, IN but spent the last 7 years at school in Lafayette, IN. I have a love for the arts and enjoy singing, painting, and attending concerts when I get the chance. I also enjoy being outdoors whether I’m hiking, running, or sitting in the sun!

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I chose to pursue a residency to expand upon my experiential education and continue to challenge myself. I knew I wanted to work in a clinical setting and felt that completing a residency was the best way to further prepare myself for working in that role. A residency also exposes you to a variety of clinical areas while allowing you opportunities to participate in leadership activities, projects, and research.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital:
I chose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital for a variety of reasons. When searching for residencies, I wanted a program that offered a variety of experiences, challenging experiences, and an atmosphere that fostered collaboration and teamwork. Saint Joseph’s is a level II trauma center in a rural area and an academic medical center, so I knew I would experience a variety of clinical cases. The PGY1 Residency Program also offers variety in the types of clinical rotations and longitudinal administrative and staffing experiences. We are also home to an incredible staff that is not only supportive but invested in our success.

What rotations will I be doing?
Aside from our core rotations in cardiology/internal medicine, infectious disease, ambulatory care, pediatrics, surgical intensive care, and formulary management, I am considering elective rotations in pharmacokinetic/metabolic support, informatics, and medical intensive care. Throughout the year, we also complete longitudinal rotations in medication safety, practice management and internal medicine staffing.

Future plans/interests:
I am interested in medication safety/administration, but also want to explore my clinical interests. I enjoy metabolic support and diabetes care as well as various areas of intensive care but am looking forward to experiencing other clinical focuses during the year. I am considering a PGY2 and would ultimately prefer working in a clinical role while remaining involved with precepting and statewide organizations.


 



 

Kelly Zander, PharmD

Education:
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
PharmD, University of Wisconsin

A little about myself:
I am from Rosholt, Wisconsin, a small town just outside of Stevens Point. In my free time I enjoy baking, running, and painting. I also enjoy cheering on the Wisconsin sports teams. Go Packers and On Wisconsin!

Why did I choose to do a residency?
I knew completing a residency would provide exposure to a variety of clinical areas and the opportunity to develop my confidence as a practitioner. I look forward to becoming a well-rounded pharmacist and to receiving the training I will use for my future career.

Why did I choose Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital?
I chose the Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital residency program because of the variety of learning opportunities that align with my interests and the teaching hospital atmosphere. I was also drawn to the supportive learning environment that I was able to experience while completing student rotations at MSJH.

What rotations will I be doing?
I will be completing core rotations in infectious diseases, surgical/trauma intensive care, cardiology, pediatrics, formulary management, and ambulatory care. I hope to take elective rotations in nutrition support and related to critical care.

Future plans/interests:
I am interested in critical care and infectious diseases. I plan to become board certified upon completion of residency and hope to precept students in the future to provide a positive influence like I have received from past preceptors.

 
 
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