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Pharmacy Residency Program

Developing the Practice of Pharmaceutical Care

It is the mission of this program to facilitate the development of new pharmacists into competent practitioners able to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care. The residency program is founded upon Kent Hospital’s core values of accountability, caring, and teamwork and is designed to challenge residents in clinical, academic, and leadership skills. Please download our residency handbook.

Download the Pharmacy Residency Handbook

Contact Information

Pharmacy Residency Program
Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31294
E: KGalli@kentri.org

Katelyn Galli
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
P: (401) 737-7010 ext 31294
KGalli@kentri.org

PGY-1 Rotations

Required Months
  • Orientation/training
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Infectious disease
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation Clinic, Primary Care)
Elective Months
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Neonatal ICU at Women and Infants Hospital
  • Psychiatry at Butler Hospital
  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty/Outpatient pharmacy
  • Palliative Care
Required Longitudinal
  • Clinical administration/ drug information
  • Transition of Care
  • Research
  • Pharmacy service/staffing

 

Facilities and Affiliations

Kent Pharmacy Practice residents complete the majority of their rotations at Kent Hospital. The residency is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy which residents have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program through and precept students from throughout the academic year. Kent Hospital, a Care New England hospital, is also affiliated with Butler Psychiatric HospitalWomen and Infants Hospital, and the VNA of Care New England. Residents may choose to have one rotation experience outside Kent Hospital at one of these other sites for exposure to different opportunities in pharmacy practice and different patient populations. Please see the program curriculum and residency handbook for further details.

Didactics

The didactic program for the Pharmacy Residency will depend on the specific rotation. Residents will routinely participate in didactic exercises with the medical residents as well as within the pharmacy department. The didactic program may include:

  • Case presentations
  • Guest lectures
  • Journal Club
  • GME Noon conference

Benefits

Salary

  • Inquire with program

Conference Allowance

  • ASHP Midyear meeting, travel, hotel, and conference fees.

  • Eastern States Conference for Residents and Preceptors, travel, hotel and conference fees.

Other Benefits

  • Health, life, dental and disability insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Free parking

How to Apply

The Kent Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency Program participates in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS), and PGY-1 pharmacy residents are selected from graduates of accredited colleges of pharmacy through the ASHP residency matching program. Our program number is 243313. The Match is administered by National Matching Services Inc.

Application Requirements and Deadline

You may submit your application materials to us any time after the PhORCAS website is open for applications. The deadline for applications is January 1st, 2021.

PhORCAS

ASHP National Match

We require the following items to be included in your application materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Academic transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
Interview Process
Interviews are by invitation only and we will do our best to schedule your interview at a time that is convenient for you. If you receive an invitation for an interview, you must contact the residency director to schedule a date and time. The purpose of the interview is to introduce the applicant to the hospital/residency and vice versa. The interview process takes approximately six hours and includes interviews with faculty, residents, and a hospital tour.

Meet the Pharmacy Residency Team

Katelyn Galli, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Cardiology

Kate received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2015. She then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, followed by a PGY-2 cardiology pharmacy at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Upon conclusion of her training in, Kate worked as a cardiology pharmacy specialist at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA, where she focused on cardiac ICU and anticoagulation. She joined the pharmacy team at Kent Hospital in November 2018. Outside of her career, she enjoys going to the beach, seeing new movies and trying new restaurants, as well as spending time with her family, including her husband, son, and puggle!

 

Shannon Levesque, PharmD

Residency Program Coordinator
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Transitions of Care
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Transitions of Care Elective

Shannon Levesque received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1998. Since graduation, Shannon has maintained a clinical pharmacy practice in a variety of settings including ambulatory care pharmacist positions based in hospitals and primary care provider network/ACO settings and as a pharmacist pain management consultant. Shannon joined the Kent Hospital team in 2018 to develop a new ‘Transitions of Care Pharmacist Consult Service’ targeting patient at high risk for readmissions associated with financial penalties to the institution. Shannon is an active member of the Kent Transitions and Readmission Prevention Committee, Pain Management Steering Committee and Discharge Documentation Redesign Committee. Shannon has been an active member of the Rhode Island Society of Health Systems Pharmacist serving on its board of directors in many leadership roles and committee chairperson functions. Outside of her career, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family hiking in Rhode Island’s many state parks and raising money for the American Heart Association and Mended Little Hearts.


Brian Musiak, PharmD, MBA

Care New England System Pharmacy Director
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Administration

Brian Musiak is the Director of Pharmacy at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of Pharmacy and Supply Chain Management at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT, and previous to this, as the Director of Pharmacy at Westerly Hospital in Westerly, RI. Brian has over 18 years of experience in the pharmacy industry and over 8 years in hospital management. He currently holds the hospital pharmacy member title on the Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He has expertise in medication safety, anticoagulation, continuous quality improvement, lean methodologies, USP 797 clean room standards, inventory management and control, leadership, drug diversion prevention, occupational health issues relating to pharmacy. He also has expertise in medical supply procurement, contracting and inventory management.


Sarah H Troob, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Administration

Sarah received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of New England in 2016. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Kent Hospital, in the first class of residents for the program, in 2017. Following her residency training, Sarah joined the pharmacy team at Kent Hospital, beginning first in the overnight pharmacist role. In 2018, Sarah transitioned to a clinical de-centralized pharmacist, rotating through general medicine and critical care units, as well as precepting students and residents in these areas. This past summer, she took on the role of Clinical Pharmacy Manager, coming full circle from where she started as a resident! She has proven to be a fantastic role model and leader to her colleagues. Sarah holds memberships with ASHP and RISHP, and received the new practitioner of the year award in 2018. Outside of her career, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, skiing during the winter months, and going to the beach during the summer.


M. Ross Casey, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE

Pharmacy Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Specialty Pharmacy

 

Laura Clarke, PharmD, CDOE

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Anticoagulation Clinic

 

Andrea Cone, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Critical Care

Andrea is a 2010 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. She completed her PGY1 residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and stayed on as a clinical pharmacist upon completion. During her 8 years there, she covered a variety of ICUs before moving to RI in 2019. She is interested in the critical care aspects of sedation, alcohol withdrawal, infectious disease and glucose control. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and trying to keep up with her 2 year old daughter!


Rany Cover, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Emergency Medicine


Jessica Damon, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Pharmacy Service/Staffing

Jessica is a 2019 graduate of the University of St. Joseph accelerated PharmD program and also one of Kent’s very own graduated residents (Class of 2020). The Kent pharmacy team was very grateful to have Jessica stay on staff full time where she rotates through decentralized positions and precepts the residents in their longitudinal staffing experience. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and running. She is also excitedly looking forward to her upcoming puppy adoption!


Monica Dorobisz, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases
Director, Kent Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor - Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Monica Dorobisz received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2008. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX followed by a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA where she also completed the Mastery of Teaching Program. Upon conclusion of her training in 2010, Monica joined the pharmacy team at Kent Hospital as the clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases and is the director of the Kent Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program which she was responsible for developing in 2012. Monica maintains an active role in promoting antimicrobial stewardship throughout the state as a member of the Rhode Island Department of Health Antimicrobial Stewardship and Environmental Cleaning Task Force. She is also a member of the Rhode Island and American Societies of Health Systems Pharmacists as well as the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Outside of her career, Monica is passionate about helping animals through volunteering and rescue.


Brennan Luke, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Anticoagulation Clinic


Melinda Martland, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Internal Medicine

Mindy is a 2009 PharmD graduate of Northeastern University who joined the Kent team in 2014. She has had a variety of roles over the years, including centralized operations, decentralized rotation, and significant assistance with the development of our most recent oncology center. Mindy is a key member of our critical care and internal medicine pharmacy presence with professional interests including infectious disease, cardiology, and diabetes. Mindy enjoys spending time on the water or at the beach and can be seen with a perpetual tan thanks to her wanderlust trait! She can also be found spending time with her two English bulldogs. Mindy first hit the small screen in 2019 when she starred on HGTV’s Island Hunters home finding show in Newport, RI! Another one of our preceptors also made a guest appearance on the episode!


Heather McCarthy, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Oncology

Chloe Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Coordinator, Butler Hospital; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Psychiatry
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor - Psychiatry

Chloe received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2005. She then completed a PGY1 Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She then returned to Rhode Island as a clinically skilled staff pharmacist at Women and Infant’s Hospital. Her dream was to join pharmacy team at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI. She did not have to wait long as an evening shift staff pharmacist position became available in December 2006. In 2011, she transitioned into a new role as the Clinical Coordinator at Butler Hospital. She is an active member of the Care New England Pharmacy & Therapeutics and Butler Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees. At home, she enjoys spending time with her 2 young daughters and son, reading fictional crime novels, and sewing Halloween costumes.

 

Michael Muller, B.S. Pharm, PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neonatal
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Neonatal ICU

 

Jordan O’Leary, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Anticoagulation Clinic


Stacey Ranucci, BSPharm, BCGP, CDE, CDOE

Director of Pharmacy – Integra/RIPCPC
Chair, Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Primary Care

Stacey Ranucci serves as a clinical pharmacist for the Integra network in the ambulatory care space and as the clinical geriatric consultant pharmacist for Triad Health Care. She has nearly 20 years of experience in geriatrics and diabetes management. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacy and has board certification as a Diabetes Educator. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy and is the current chairperson of the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Board of Pharmacy. She is certified in Medication Therapy Management and Immunization. Stacey Ranucci is a fellow with the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center for certification in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics and a preceptor to APPE students as well as PGY1 residents affiliated with Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is a current member of the Rhode Island Department of Health Antibiotic Stewardship & Environmental Cleaning Task Force and is the past-chair of the Education Advisory Committee & the Antibiotic Stewardship Taskforce with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Previous to her role at Integra, she worked as a Consultant Pharmacist in long term care for 15 years as well as in the community. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family outside of the pharmacy profession.  


Britny Rogala, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology, Women & Infants Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Palliative Care

Britny Rogala graduated from URI College of Pharmacy in 2013. Thereafter, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a PGY2 in Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. She is the co-chair of the Intravenous Cancer Treatment Education committee, a collaborative effort between NCODA, ONS, and HOPA. Her practice is in women’s oncology and palliative care and she has additional interests in health equity and oral chemotherapy compounded stability. Her time in Buffalo converted her to a Buffalo sports fan (Go Bills!). She now lives in Westerly, RI with her dog Frizzy and husband, David. She loves to travel and is hoping to get to Kauai and Italy soon!


Alicia ZuWallack, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Emergency Medicine

Alicia ZuWallack received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, followed by a Pharmacy Practice Residency also at URI with a focus in teaching and academics. Although she loves teaching, she decided clinical practice was her passion, and took a job at Kent Hospital as the first pharmacist in the Emergency Department in 2001. She developed the role of the pharmacist in Kent’s busy ED, which sees nearly 80,000 patients annually. She has an interest in toxicology and critical care, and enjoys the constant challenge to working in such a fast-paced clinical area. With a robust Emergency Medicine residency program for physicians, and the elective rotation for PGY1 pharmacy residents, she is able to employ her teaching and preceptor skills. Alicia has also been involved in the Rhode Island affiliate of ASHP, serving on the board of directors as President in 2016, and has been named Rhode Island Health System Pharmacist of the Year.