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Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) 



Bradley Atwood, PharmD


Undergrad:
Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX,; Bachelors of Science Psychology
PharmD: UNTHSC System College of Pharmacy in Fort Worth, TX
Career Interests: infectious disease, teaching/mentoring
Professional Goals: During my residency at Parkland, my goal is to continue growing in my clinical confidence and to take the next steps in exploring my professional interests further.
Personal Interest and Hobbies: I love to run and I'm looking forward to participating in more 10k runs this year, acoustic guitar, fantasy/science fiction books & movies
Why did you choose Parkland? I'm confident that Parkland will be the best environment to accomplish these goals for several reasons. I've had numerous opportunities to discuss the wellness environment at Parkland with current residents and I'm confident this will be a site where I can feel welcome and valued as a resident. Getting to know the culture at Parkland a little better over my psychiatry rotation has only strengthened this confidence. Parkland has also been a leader in antimicrobial stewardship initiatives (e.g., penicillin protocol), so I know this will be the perfect environment to continue growing as an infectious disease leader



Angela Augustino, PharmD


Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin with a BSA in Human Development and Family Sciences
PharmD: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Career Interests: Ambulatory care and emergency medicine
Professional Goals: My goals are to pursue a PGY2 in one of my areas of interest, become board certified, and ultimately work in a clinical role while precepting learners.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: I like trying new restaurants, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Why did you choose Parkland? I chose Parkland because Parkland serves a diverse patient population and offers many unique and extensive clinical opportunities. I also really admired the commitment to patient safety and quality patient care. After my interview, I knew that this was a healthcare system that I wanted to be a part of.
 



Emily Hegwood, PharmD

Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin, Degree: Nutritional Sciences
PharmD: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Career interests: Infectious disease, internal medicine
Professional goal: short term, I would like to solidify a practice area, pursue a PGY2, and gain more experience in teaching and precepting students. Long-term, I hope to be a clinical specialist at a large teaching hospital, where I can serve as a preceptor and potentially lecture at a college of pharmacy.
Personal interests: My favorite thing to do in my free time is host get-togethers with friends and family - whether that be dinner parties, game nights, or birthdays! I also enjoy trying out new recipes and exploring new restaurants.
Why did you choose Parkland? I chose Parkland because of the opportunity to care for diverse and underserved patient populations. Beyond that, at Parkland I know I will see the highest acuity patients and learn something new every day. I’m also excited about the ample opportunities for experience with teaching/precepting and infectious disease, which aligns with my professional interests.



Layla Kassem, PharmD


Undergrad:
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
PharmD: University of Texas at Tyler Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
Career Interests: Emergency medicine, neurocritical care
Professional Goals: My short-term goals include completing my PGY1 and acquiring a PGY2 in one of my areas of interest. Long term, I would like to practice as a board-certified, clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center where I can precept students and residents from various disciplines and continue conducting research.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: I love spending time outdoors! Whether it's kayaking, biking, or just taking a walk. I also enjoy exploring new restaurants with my friends and family and getting together for game nights.
Why did you choose Parkland? I chose Parkland because it is a Level I trauma center, a comprehensive burn center, and offers a wide variety of unique rotations. The teaching atmosphere provides residents with greater autonomy and allows for optimal learning opportunities. I also chose Parkland because it aligns with my values and passion to provide quality care to the indigent Dallas population.



 

Storee Yzaguirre, PharmD


Undergrad: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Bachelor of Health Sciences and Minor in Business
PharmD: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, TX
Career Interests: Internal medicine and academia
Professional Goals: My short-term goals include solidifying my area of practice, gaining preceptor experience, and obtaining a PGY-2. My long-term goals include becoming board certified, practicing as a clinical pharmacist, and working with a college of pharmacy.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, listening to live music, working out, watching gymnastics, spending time with friends and family, and eating all the ice cream I can get!
Why did you choose Parkland? I chose Parkland because I wanted to train at a large, teaching institution that would equip me with the tools to excel as both a clinician and an educator. Additionally, Parkland provides such a unique learning experience with the patient population it serves and the experiences provided. I was confident that training here would prepare me for any job in the future!


Ambulatory (PGY2)

 

Miriam T. Easo, PharmD


PGY1 Residency: UTEP School of Pharmacy
Undergrad: UT Dallas
PharmD: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX
Career Interests: Diabetes, ASCVD risk reduction, family medicine, mental health
Professional Goals: Short-term: Obtain my BCACP and CDCES certifications upon completion of PGY-2. Long-term: Practice ambulatory care medicine in an outpatient clinic under a collaborative practice, advocate for the profession through organization work, and precept students!
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, finding new coffee shops, and spend time with my family and friends.
Why did you choose Parkland? I chose Parkland because of the many opportunities available in ambulatory care, especially within the Global Diabetes program and HOMES initiative. I also want to give back to my hometown and serve vulnerable populations, and Parkland offers all these things and then some!



Mattie Moylan, PharmD


PGY1 Residency:
Parkland Health
Undergrad: Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
PharmD: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, Amarillo/Dallas TX
Career Interests: Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, internal medicine, women’s health, pain management
Professional Goals: Become a board-certified clinical pharmacy specialist, precept residents/students, work at a teaching hospital, go on a medical mission trip
Personal Interest and Hobbies: Sports (basketball, football), working out, snow skiing, pickle ball, traveling, hot air balloons, puzzles
Why did you choose Parkland? The patient population, learning environment, and culture of the pharmacy department


Psychiatry (PGY2)

 

Matie Meeks, PharmD


PGY1 Residency
: University Health in Kansas City, Missouri
Undergrad: University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas; Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies
PharmD: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy; Lawrence, Kansas
Career Interests: substance use disorders, treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders
Professional Goals: Short Term - Obtain board certification in psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP). Long Term - work as a psychiatric pharmacist in a setting that emphasizes teaching and providing care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Crocheting, reading mystery or thriller novels, hanging out with my cats, family, and friends
Why did you choose Parkland? The diverse learning experiences within the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy program at Parkland Health, the Dallas County Jail, the VA, and with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. But most importantly, the opportunity to provide care without exceptions to the underserved communities of Dallas while training to become a well-rounded psychiatric pharmacist.



Infectious Diseases (PGY2)



Justin Jackson, PharmD


PGY1 Residency:
Rhode Island Hospital. Providence, RI
PharmD: University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI
Career Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Gram negative resistance
Professional Goals: Board certification in Infectious Diseases, inpatient clinical specialist in ID, precept pharmacy students/residents
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Drinking iced coffee, finding good restaurants, spending time with friends/coresidents, and playing video games
Why did you choose Parkland? I was impressed with the wide variety of rotations and opportunities available in my areas of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Infectious diseases team and their dedication to patient care and development. Additionally, I wanted to experience pharmacy and ID practice outside of the Northeast.



PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency



Brias Watson, PharmD


Undergrad:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
PharmD: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Career Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Procurement, and Pharmacy Technology
Professional Goals: My short-term goals include completing a PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL residency, obtaining an MBA, strengthening my clinical skills in an array of specialties, and giving back to my profession by gaining experience precepting pharmacy students and staying involved with ASHP. Long term, my goals are to seek board certification and become a pharmacy director at an academic medical center.
Personal Interests & Hobbies: I enjoy gardening (both indoors and outdoors), hiking, traveling, trying new foods, planning gatherings with family and friends, and skydiving (I hope to obtain a Skydiving license one day).
Why did you choose Parkland? There are numerous reasons I chose Parkland, including the vast diversity in rotations offered, the large number of coresidents, as well as the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate. However, what stands out to me the most is the culture. When I was applying for residencies, I knew I wanted to be part of a team that put the patient first. Parkland has designed a hospital that is meant to help patients heal; everything from the flooring, to the layout of the building. I also wanted to work for an institution that gave back to the community. Parkland has numerous outreach programs including Homeless Outreach Medical Services (HOMES) and correctional health services that directly benefit the Dallas County community. Finally, the incredible pharmacists at Parkland made me feel right at home throughout the interview process. Parkland has a long history of serving Dallas County and I am incredibly excited to be a part of that legacy.



Tobi Richardson, PharmD


Residency:
PGY1/2 HSPAL at Parkland Health in Dallas, TX
Undergrad: Belmont University, Nashville, TN
PharmD: Belmont University College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN
Career Interests: drug diversion, 340B, correctional health
Professional Goals: Short term – complete residency and graduate from the University of Dallas with my MBA. Long term – management/director-level position in an area of interest
Personal Interests and Hobbies: weightlifting, traveling with my dog, DIY projects
Why did you choose Parkland? I wanted the ability to work with underserved populations and Parkland offered a slew of unique opportunities such as correctional health and HOMES. Being a large institution, I felt that I would be able to bring what I learn at Parkland and apply it anywhere so that I can improve access to care for patients across any environment I find myself in throughout my career.