Testimonials from Residents
Kootenai Health pharmacy residents enjoy a challenging and rewarding experience as part of the program. Hear from our three pharmacy residents on why they chose Kootenai Health.
“I cannot express how excited I was when I received my match notice for the Kootenai Health Pharmacy Residency. As a candidate, I was looking for a staff that would help guide me in the right direction and help me decide my long-term goals as a hospital pharmacist. Here at Kootenai, the flexibility is amazing and opportunities are endless. I was able to customize my year as a resident to fit my passions and goals as a clinician. The staff is energetic and genuine; they all made me feel at home on day one. It is evident they encourage overall well-being and happiness.”
Jesse Sue Wageman, Kootenai Health Pharmacy Resident 2014-15
“I chose Kootenai Health for my pharmacy residency because I felt a strong connection with the people who are a part of this organization during my interview process. The staff has proved to be extremely welcoming, helpful, and happy with their jobs. This entire community is focused on maintaining a healthy life through relationships, exercise, and the pursuit of happiness. Coeur d’Alene also offers a pristine environment for community involvement and recreational activities. I am thrilled with my decision to be a part of this new residency program and I look forward to continuing my personal and professional development here in the Gem State.”
Nathan Bertsch, Kootenai Health Pharmacy Resident 2014-15
“I chose to complete my PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Kootenai Health because they offer a well-rounded experience in an acute-care hospital, and provide many opportunities to positively impact patient care. Kootenai Health has been expanding to accommodate the growing community of Coeur d’Alene and its surrounding areas. As a pharmacy resident, I am excited to play a role in increasing clinical pharmacy services on all patient units. Another aspect of the residency program at Kootenai Health that I appreciate is that the learning experiences are customizable, allowing me to create a personalized program that specifically fits my interests and goals as a clinical pharmacist. From day one, the staff at Kootenai Health have been welcoming and supportive. It is a wonderful environment to learn in.”
Kaitlyn McDonald, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-16