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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. 35019
E: MDorobisz@kentri.org

Monica Dorobisz, PharmD, BCIDP
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
P: (401) 737-7010 ext 35019
E: MDorobisz@kentri.org

PGY-1 Rotations

Required Months
  • Orientation/training
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Infectious disease
  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation Clinic, or Oncology)
Elective Months
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry at Butler Hospital
  • Transitions of Care
  • Specialty/Outpatient pharmacy
  • Geriatrics
  • Repeat rotation (advanced role)
Required Longitudinal
  • Clinical administration/ drug information
  • Research project
  • 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, 2023.

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

Pharmacy Residency Leadership Team

Monica Dorobisz, PharmD, BCIDP

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

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.

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, and 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. Sarah took on the role of Clinical Pharmacy Manager in 2020, 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.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors


M. Ross Casey, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE, CSP, 340B Ace

Manager, Specialty Pharmacy and 340B - Care New England Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Specialty Pharmacy

Ross received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. He has experience in several pharmacy settings, including retail, a federally qualified health center, and hospital inpatient, joining the Kent Hospital clinical team in 2011. He was an integral member of the development team responsible for opening an ambulatory and specialty pharmacy at Kent Hospital, which he has managed since 2020, along with the healthcare system’s 340B program. He obtained a Cannabis Studies Certificate from the University of Rhode Island in 2021 and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University with expected graduation in December 2022. He is also a Certified Specialty Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator, Certified Cardiovascular Outpatient Educator, and an Advanced 340B Operations Expert. Outside of his career, Ross is a passionate New England sports fan and enjoys outdoor activities with his family.

 

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 daughters!


Jessica Damon, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor –Internal Medicine

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 internal medicine experience. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, reading, and running.

 
Victor Galli, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Anticoagulation Clinic

Victor received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2017, following a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Northeastern University. Upon graduation, he began his career as a pharmacist for Stop and Shop Pharmacy, where he gained experience in the community setting as well as honed his point-of-care testing skills as a trained health screener. Victor then transitioned to Kent Hospital in 2020, where he began practicing in both inpatient and ambulatory care roles before beginning a full-time position in the outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic. Outside of his career, Vic loves to spend time with his wife, 2 sons, and puggle. He is an avid fan of music and plays the guitar and drums in his (limited!) free time, and enjoys hiking, gardening, snowboarding, and wakeboarding.

 

Daniel Hawkins, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Transitions of Care
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Transitions of Care, Geriatrics

Daniel Hawkins received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012. Since graduation, Dan has worked in several different health systems in a variety of roles, including internal medicine, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation, and emergency medicine. Dan was a pharmacy technician at Kent Hospital from 2009 to 2012, rejoined the Kent team as an internal medicine and emergency medicine pharmacist in 2020, and stepped into the transitions of care and geriatrics role during the summer of 2022. When outside of work, you can expect to find Dan out for a run, on the ultimate frisbee field, or adventuring with his wife and their Australian Shepherd.


Melinda Martland, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor –Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Mindy is a 2009 PharmD graduate of Northeastern University who joined the Kent team in 2014. She has served in a variety of roles over the years, including centralized operations, critical care, and internal medicine decentralized positions, assisting with the development of the outpatient oncology center, and most recently joined the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team to provide additional clinical pharmacist support for the program as well as investigational drug services. Mindy enjoys spending time on the water or at the beach and caring for her English bulldogs. She first hit the small screen in 2019 when she starred on HGTV’s Island Hunters in Newport, RI, along with a guest appearance by another one of our preceptors!


Heather McCarthy, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Oncology

Heather McCarthy received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, followed by Residency training in Hematology/Oncology. Heather maintained a practice in hematology and oncology pharmacy in a variety of practice settings, including academic medical centers, community practices, inpatient and outpatient practice sites. Heather enjoys teaching and precepting students, residents, and other healthcare providers. She is passionate about hematology and oncology and enjoys the challenge of keeping up with rapidly changing treatment options. She is an active member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, trekking to the beach, and traveling at every opportunity.

 

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 the 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.

 

Patrick Mun, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor – Anticoagulation Clinic

Patrick is a 2020 graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and also a graduate of the Kent Pharmacy Residency program in 2021. After completion of his residency at Kent, Patrick stayed on full-time as an ambulatory care pharmacist working in the Anticoagulation Clinic, where he precepts both residents and pharmacy students. Outside of the pharmacy, Patrick enjoys skiing during the winter months and rowing during the summer.

 

Jordan O’Leary, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Co-Preceptor –Oncology

Jordan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2018. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Kent Hospital (class of 2019). Following her residency training, Jordan joined the pharmacy team at Kent Hospital, beginning first as an ambulatory pharmacist in the Care New England Anticoagulation clinic and then moving on to her role with Hematology and Oncology of Rhode Island as an infusion oncology pharmacist. Her interests are in oncology, geriatrics, and pain and palliative care. Jordan also works per diem as a pharmacist at South County Hospital. When not at work, she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and visiting the state’s great restaurants and breweries.

 
Kaitlyn Seabrook, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptor – Pharmacy Service/Staffing

Kaitlyn received her PharmD from the University of South Florida in 2021. She then moved all the way to Rhode Island to complete her PGY1 residency at Kent Hospital. After residency, she chose to stay on as a clinical pharmacist at Kent and decided to brave another winter here in the northeast. Kaitlyn’s clinical interest is in emergency medicine, which is her favorite area to staff, but she also likes being able to work in both the decentralized and central areas of pharmacy services. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys going to the gym, reading, and trying out new restaurants here in RI.

 

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 of 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.  

 

About Our Residents

Current Residents (2022 - 2023)

Caleb Bolger, PharmD

Hometown: Fairhaven, MA
Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island

Why Kent Hospital:
I was thoroughly impressed to hear about past resident experiences and the culture of pharmacy acceptance during my interview. Although I did not have a rotation at Kent during my final year in pharmacy school, I had heard only good things from my friends who had spent time in the anticoagulation clinic and internal medicine service. I felt that the residency program director and preceptors were all knowledgeable, compassionate, and down-to-earth people that were supportive of the development of new pharmacists. In addition, the moderate-sized teaching hospital, extensive variety of rotations, and the opportunity to teach at my former university made me realize Kent Hospital was the choice for me.

Interests and Hobbies:
My interests include cardiology and infectious disease as these can be areas pharmacists have a big impact in with a large diversity of patients. My hobbies include playing hockey with my dad and brother, reading fantasy novels, and kayaking. I’m also a big Patriots and Red Sox fan and I have two miniature poodles as well.

Emma Camara, PharmD

Hometown: Warren, RI
Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island

Why Kent Hospital:
I’m a true Rhode Island girl, so I knew that I had to choose a program that was both close to home and offered a robust learning experience. Kent’s Pharmacy Residency program includes a wide variety of rotations which has allowed me the opportunity to practice in areas of pharmacy I never otherwise would have. From the moment I met the preceptors (many of which are formers residents themselves!), I knew that if I was lucky enough to match with Kent, I would be guaranteed an amazing year with brilliant and supportive mentors.

Interests and Hobbies:
As a pharmacist, I’m passionate about addressing health disparities in our community. My favorite practice areas include ambulatory care as well as cardiology and endocrinology. When I’m not in the hospital you’ll most likely find me baking and decorating cookies, something my co-workers get to enjoy the results of!

 

Past Residents

Allyssa Caroli, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Boston)
Residency Year: 2017-2018
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica NY)

Jessica Damon, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of St. Joseph
Residency Year: 2019-2020
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI)

Alexandra (Feldenzer) Gomez, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Western New England University
Residency Year: 2018-2019
Post-residency: PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency (Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk VA); Epic Willow Application Pharmacist (VCU Health, Richmond VA)

Andrea Johnson, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Worcester)
Residency Year: 2020-2021
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Providence RI)

Patrick Mun, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Boston)
Residency Year: 2020-2021
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI

Jordan O’Leary, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island
Residency Year: 2018-2019
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI)

Kaitlyn Seabrook, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of South Florida
Residency Year: 2021-2022
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI)

Christopher Skarbelis, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy School: St. John Fischer College
Residency Year: 2017-2018
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (St. Joseph’s Health, Syracuse NY

Natalie Tabet, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of the Incarnate Word
Residency Year: 2021-2022
Post-residency: PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency (UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA)

Kristen (Butler) Torres, PharmD

Pharmacy School: East Tennessee State University
Residency Year: 2016-2017
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI)

Sarah (Hendrick) Troob, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of New England
Residency Year: 2016-2017
Post-residency: Clinical Pharmacist 2016-2020, Clinical Pharmacy Manager 2020-present (Kent Hospital, Warwick RI)

Wellness

At Kent Hospital, we recognize the importance of prioritizing our residents’ wellness. The pharmacy residency year is a critical time in your professional career as you learn to apply your academic foundation to the practice of providing patient-centered pharmaceutical care; however, it is also an important time to develop a foundation of work-life balance in order to maintain resilience throughout this challenging and rewarding career. Our residents can take advantage of several resources to enhance their well-being throughout the year.

  • One compensatory day off either before or after your weekend staffing shifts
  • Regular dinners and outings with preceptors and the pharmacy team
  • Open door policy with Residency Program Director to discuss any concerns at any time
  • Pharmacy Week celebrations
  • Hospital-wide food events (food trucks, cookouts, holiday parties, etc.)
  • Access to the Graduate Medical Education wellness activities
  • Headspace app – subscription provided by Care New England
  • Coastline Employee Assistance Program provided at no cost: Visit www.coastlineaep.com or call (401) 732-9444.
  • “Care Right Here” – 24/7 telehealth access
  • “Healthtrax” fitness club discount
  • Other employee discounts on Perkspot and TicketsAtWork

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We have established an environment that puts diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of our work, and informs how we both approach and treat all our patients and families. 

 

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