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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

2009-2010 Residents

2009-2010 TMH PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Class

Wendy Covert

Wendy Covert

University of Houston College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to the Houston Methodist Pharmacy residency program after completing an oncology rotation at Houston Methodist. My interests include oncology as well as infectious diseases and transplant, and I could gain more experience in all of these areas at Houston Methodist. The program also has a reputation for being a very comprehensive program, and I also wanted to strengthen my general knowledge of clinical pharmacy.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: PGY2 Oncology Residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center


Sapana Desai

Sapana Desai

Office: 713-441-4534
Email:
sdesai@houstonmethodist.org
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to Houston Methodist Hospital because of its widespread support of clinical pharmacy services, which is evident by our large clinical specialist staff. Also, there are four second year residencies at the hospital, which was an important factor for me in deciding where I wanted to complete my PGY1 residency due to my strong desire to complete a second year post-graduate residency.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a PGY2 Critical Care Resident


Jenny Devos

Jenny Devos

Office: 713-441-3316
Email: jmdevos@houstonmethodist.org
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy graduate

What I like about Houston Methodist:
I was drawn to the TMH residency because of the variety of opportunities for rotations and variety of learning opportunities available. I am interested in research and teaching along with a strong focus on clinical work and I felt that the TMH residency gave me adequate opportunities in all of those areas. The pharmacy staff at TMH was well educated, passionate about their careers and was willing and eager to work with, teach and mentor the residents. I am also very interested in completing a PGY2 residency and TMH has the PGY2 program I was looking for.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant resident


Chase Janak

Chase Janak

Office: 713-441-1075
Email: cejanak@houstonmethodist.org
University of Houston College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose TMH because I had done two rotations here and I felt that the hospital itself is an amazing one. Also, I knew that the residency program was one in which I would gain a lot from. The clinical pharmacists that I had interacted with had excellent knowledge and many of them had trained at TMH. The Pharmacy Department seemed really intent on how well their residents were performing and I knew I would be pushed to do my best work.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a PGY2 Infectious Diseases resident


Amila Patel

Amila Patel

University of Houston College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I ranked Houston Methodist because as a student, the 2 rotations I had here were my favorite because I really enjoyed my experiences here. I learned a lot and my preceptors challenged me and helped me grow as a clinician and that is what I also wanted out of a residency.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: PGY2 Oncology Resident at Lee Moffitt Cancer Center


Josh Swan

Josh Swan

Office: 713-441-2609
Email: jtswan@houstonmethodist.org
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy graduate

What I like about Houston Methodist:
I was attracted to residency programs with large clinical pharmacy staff, affiliations with a school of pharmacy, psychiatry rotations, and opportunities to conduct meaningful research. Houston Methodist Hospital provides a rigorous program that will help me develop core clinical practice abilities but is flexible enough to allow me to pursue areas of interest.
Post PGY1 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a PGY2 Critical Care Resident

2009-2010 PGY2 Critical Care Residents

Valerie Belden

Valerie Belden

Office: 713-441-2868
Email:
vsbelden@houstonmethodist.org
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy graduate
PGY1 Residency: Saint Vincent Health System, Erie, PA
What I like about Houston Methodist:
Working at a recognized hospital located in the impressive Texas Medical Center, I knew I would get valuable experience in many critical care settings. The diversity in Houston and at Houston Methodist Hospital is ideal for becoming a well-rounded practitioner. Even though it is such a large hospital, employees are still caring and compassionate toward patients and each other. You really feel like you are part of a team at Houston Methodist.
Post PGY2 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a Clinical Specialist in the NICU


Sylvia Best

Sylvia Best

Hampton University School of Pharmacy graduate
PGY1 Residency:
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist:
The culture at TMH is a very diverse and welcoming environment. Many of my preceptors are graduates from TMH residency programs. My preceptors provide autonomy and encouragement and make themselves available to me.
Post PGY2 Residency Plans:Clinical Coordinator at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

2009-2010 PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident

Katie Cain

Katie Cain

University of Texas at Austin School of Pharmacy graduate
PGY1 Residency:
Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: I am attracted to Houston Methodist because of its world class reputation and that it is located in the world´s largest medical center. Because the Internal Medicine Residency offers a wide variety of rounding opportunities with physicians of all specialties, I believe you get a very well rounded experience. I also enjoy taking advantage of all the opportunities to teach (medical staff, nurses, pharmacists and students) informally (in-services, journal clubs) and formally (CE, ASHP).
Post PGY2 Residency Plans: Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine at MD Anderson

2009-2010 PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Resident

Kyle Dawson

Kyle Dawson

University of Toledo School of Pharmacy graduate
PGY1 Residency
: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: I came to Houston Methodist for the Solid Organ Transplant program.  I was looking for a large-volume transplant center that offered experience with a variety of organs, and TMH does liver, kidney, heart, lung, and pancreas with additional experience offered in bone marrow and islet cell transplantation.
Post PGY2 Residency Plans: Staying with the Houston Methodist family as a Clinical Specialist in Solid Organ Transplant