Alumni Resident Testimonials: Kristina Hesse Find a Location Find a Doctor For Health Professionals Physician Services & Medical Affairs If you need to verify privileges on a provider please click the link below. Verification of Privileges Medical Affairs Physician Services Provider Network Physician Opportunities/APP Careers Relevant Information for Providers Education & Training Career Training Continuing Education in Nursing Graduate Medical Education & Visiting Student Placement Instructor/Student Guidelines School of Medical Laboratory Science Course Description & Program Schedule Admission Requirements Lisa Ann Marshall Scholarship Tuition & Fees Administrative Fellowship Family Medicine Residency About Our Program About Our Region Alumni How to Apply Obstetrics Fellowship Meet the Faculty Meet the Residents First Year Residents Second Year Residents Third Year Residents Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Curriculum and Application Meet our Fellows Pharmacy Residency St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY1 Pharmacy Residency St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency St. Elizabeth Healthcare PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Application Information Pharmacy Services Meet Our Residents Alumni Resident Testimonials EMS/Pre-hospital Care Patient Care Follow-Up Certifications & Recertifications Medical Direction & Control Calls EMS Resources PulsePoint Registered Nurse First Assistant Program Resources Associate Self Service Laboratory Services My professional journey towards becoming an Oncology Pharmacy Coordinator and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program Director began in 2013 when I matched for my PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky. As a pharmacy student, I thought I needed to complete a residency to build the clinical skills required of an oncology pharmacist. I later realized that a pharmacy residency provides so many opportunities for professional growth beyond building clinical skills. Pharmacy residency postgraduate experiences are invaluable because you are pushed out of your comfort zone, you develop clinical judgement and problem-solving skills for patient care situations that are not black and white, and you build intangible communication expertise. All of this was not taught in the classroom. Over the course of my residency year, I also refined my time management abilities, learned to self-reflect and assess my own performance, and gained valuable insight into leadership and management. As I reflect on my professional journey, I know that I would not be where I am today if it were not for my decision to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Initially, I was drawn to St. Elizabeth Healthcare because it is a large community health system. I favored my experiences in community-based settings due to the smaller, more personable atmosphere. Working at St. Elizabeth, I am constantly reminded of this patient-centered mindset every day when I walk into our new, state of the art cancer center. Rather than immediately being surrounded by waiting rooms filled with chairs, I see a peaceful garden, hear piano music in the lobby, or smell freshly baked cookies in our integrative kitchen. I am reminded that caring for oncology patients is more than administering chemotherapy. We must integrate the entire healthcare team and provide a holistic approach. My favorite thing about the field of oncology is the continual change and rapid development of new treatment options. I find it amazing that many of the medications I see on a daily basis were not even discussed during my oncology lectures in pharmacy school. Navigating the field of oncology requires pharmacists to have a dedication to lifelong learning and the first step to developing these skills is making the commitment to pursue postgraduate residency training. If you are a pharmacy student debating on pursuing a residency program, my advice is to seize the opportunity. A pharmacy residency will enable you stand apart from the crowd and accomplish your professional goals. I have never regretted my decision to complete my PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Apply Today! For more information on our pharmacy residency programs and how to apply, visit www.stelizabeth.com/pharmacyresidency.