Bayhealth Welcomes New Pharmacy Residents
Being a regional healthcare leader means attracting and keeping top-level talent to care for our community. At Bayhealth, we have various programs for these highly talented people to continue their training and education as they join us in providing the safest, most compassionate and highest-quality care. This includes our Pharmacy Residency Programs, which recently welcomed three new residents.
Shawntel Brown and Nancy Wambi started their PGY1 Inpatient Pharmacy Residency while Jemelia Scott began her PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency.
Brown, who is originally from Henryville, Pennsylvania, received her doctorate of pharmacy from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, oncology and academia. “One reason I decided to apply to Bayhealth’s Pharmacy Residency program is because of their excellence in patient care, supportive learning environment and diverse patient population,” said Brown.
She added that providing patient education and participating in community service events are two areas she’s looking forward to during her residency at Bayhealth. After completing the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Brown plans to pursue special residency training. Her long-term goals include teaching students at a school of pharmacy and practicing as a board-certified clinical pharmacist.
Wambi received her bachelors of science in business administration at Maseno University in her home country of Kenya. She relocated to the United States and completed her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Wambi’s professional interests include infectious diseases, internal medicine and cardiology. “Bayhealth’s Pharmacy Residency Program offers various clinical rotations and a diverse and large patient population, and I believe the training will prepare me to become an exceptional clinical pharmacist,” said Wambi when asked why she chose to complete her residency at Bayhealth.
Wambi said she is looking forward to providing education to patients about proper use of their medications. And added that working with other healthcare providers in medication therapy management to improve patients’ health, maintain patient safety and minimize hospitalization is equally important to her. Upon completing the residency program, her goal is to use her skills and knowledge to mentor pharmacy students and to continue to make a difference in patient care.
Scott, who was born and raised in Jamaica, earned her associate of arts degree from Palm Beach State College and her doctorate of pharmacy from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Scott said Bayhealth’s Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program was appealing to her because it offers a well-rounded experience with disease-based clinics and community pharmacy practices. “My goal is to provide equity in treatment and identity and to help patients overcome obstacles to prevent readmissions, lapses in care, and adverse drug reactions,” said Scott. During her residency, Scott will also work with the inpatient pharmacists to make sure patients receive the best experience and pharmaceutical care as they transition from being an inpatient to an outpatient.
“We’re excited to have these new residents working with us,” said Senior Director of Pharmacy Services Cheri Briggs. “Our staff is passionate about sharing their knowledge and molding residents to be caring pharmacists who will also display excellence in their field.”
Visit Bayhealth.org/PharmacyResidency to learn more about Bayhealth's Pharmacy Residency Programs.