PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The Department of Pharmacy Services at Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center will welcome its fifth class of pharmacy residents to the post-graduate year one (PGY1) practice residency for the 2022-2023 program year. The 12-month ASHP PGY1 program is designed to prepare pharmacists for general and specialized clinical pharmacy practice. Individuals completing the program will be able to provide direct patient care in a broad range of both inpatient and ambulatory clinical practice settings. Pharmacy experiential locations include Acute Inpatient Care, Behavioral Health Pharmacy, Anticoagulation Clinic, Outpatient Infusion Center Pharmacy, and Ambulatory Transitions of Care Pharmacy Services. These innovative practice areas provide many opportunities to gain experience within cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, oncology, and psychiatry.
“PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.”
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency conducted by Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center is accredited by ASHP.
The PGY1 residency program is a 12-month learning experience with two positions available per year.
- Administration and Management
- Critical Care Medicine I
- Internal Medicine I
- Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Stewardship
- Ambulatory Care*
- Medication Safety*
(Key: * – Longitudinal rotations)
- Anticoagulation Services
- Critical Care Medicine II
- Drug Therapy Management Clinic
- Emergency Medicine
- Hematology and Oncology
- Internal Medicine II
- Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Stewardship II
- Outpatient Infusion
Additional Learning Activities
- Complete a teaching certificate program in collaboration with Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy
- Participate in the University of Maryland’s monthly residency development and professional networking program
- Participate and present at Pharmacy Grand Rounds
- Design and complete a medication use evaluation
- Attend and present at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition
- Attend and present at the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors
- Design and construct a residency research project
- Present continuing education seminar to the pharmacy staff
- Present journal clubs and other presentations to the pharmacy and medical staff
- Participate in Adult Code Blue coverage
- Participate in the clinical pharmacy services on-call coverage
- Participate in staffing and providing clinical pharmacy services as scheduled
- Develop mentoring and precepting skills
- Four (4) hours during the week in the evening
- Every 3rd weekend (eight  hours each on Saturday and Sunday), beginning in August of the calendar year
- Three (3) Holiday shifts (eight  hours)
- On-call shifts (consultative via telephone) during after-hours (1600 to next day 0800)
- Residents must obtain an active Maryland pharmacist license within 90 days of hire.
- Residents receive a stipend of $50,000 annually; which is divided into biweekly pay periods.
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Full flexible benefits plan, including 22 paid time off (PTO) days per year. PTO is accrued on a pay period by pay period basis. In addition, you are eligible for seven paid holidays annually. Professional time-off is provided to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition (4 days), off-site professional meetings, and the Eastern States Pharmacy Residency Conference (2 days).
- Subsidized professional education/travel reimbursement of up to $2,100 total to present at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition and the Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors (i.e., includes Registration fees, Travel, and Lodging).
- Electronic resources available (i.e., Pharmacists Letter, Micromedex, Medical Library, etc.)
- Free on-campus parking
- ACLS/BLS training
- Access to Professional Growth & Development sessions provided by Human Resources
- On-site exercise equipment
Acceptance Requirements and Application Process:
- Current or eligible for a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
- Licensed or eligible for Pharmacist Licensure in Maryland
- Maryland licensure to be obtained within 60 days of the start date; a maximum of 90 days
- Application documents submitted via PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) by December 31, 2022, to include:
- Letter of intent/personal statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Transcripts from pharmacy school (undergraduate transcripts not required)
- Three professional references
- An on-site interview will be extended to applicants selected by the Residency Advisory Committee.
- Candidates will be required to provide a 10-minute presentation.
- Successful completion of pre-employment health screening and criminal background investigation
Sahil Sheth, PharmD, BCCCP
Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Wai Chan, PharmD, BCPS
Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Click here to Meet our Program Director and Preceptors
Jamie Rickey, PharmD
Jamie Rickey grew up in Harford County, Maryland, and graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She went on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. Jamie’s clinical areas of interest currently include geriatrics and ambulatory care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, getting ice cream, and watching reality TV. Jamie is grateful for the opportunity to learn as a PGY-1 resident at Luminis Health!
Paola Rivera-Mudafort, PharmD
Paola Rivera-Mudafort was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and then moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Goucher College. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include ambulatory care and internal medicine. Paola enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends as well as growing vegetables in her hydroponic garden during her free time. She is very excited to have joined the pharmacy department at Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center!
Past Residents by Year:
Jennifer Gaquin, PharmD (left) Ashley Sargent, PharmD (right)
Jennifer Gaquin, PharmD
Jennifer Gaquin is originally from Phoenix, AZ and completed her bachelor’s degree in German at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She then moved to Baltimore to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. Her areas of interest include critical care and infectious disease. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, baking desserts, and exploring new restaurants in the DMV area.
Ashley Sargent, PharmD
Ashley Sargent was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and then received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her clinical areas of interest include ambulatory care, internal medicine, and transitions of care. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, going to the beach, and watching Friends. Ashley is extremely grateful and excited to be a PGY1 resident at Anne Arundel Medical Center!
Kevin Kirubakaran, PharmD (left) Sara Kreshpanji, PharmD (right)
Sara Kreshpanji, PharmD
Sara Kreshpanji is originally from Elkridge, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with degrees in Biochemistry and Economics. She then earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. Her areas of interest include oncology and psychiatric pharmacy. In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and learning new languages! She’s very excited to be a PGY-1 resident at Anne Arundel Medical Center and part of the Annapolis community.
Kevin Kirubakaran, PharmD
Kevin moved from India to Salisbury, MD on October 2007 and has lived in the Eastern Shore of MD since then. He completed his pre-pharmacy with a concentration in chemistry at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and also completed his Doctorate of Pharmacy at UMES School of Pharmacy in Princess Anne, MD. Kevin’s areas of interest include critical care. In his free time, he enjoys travelling with his family, hiking, and swimming. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a resident at Anne Arundel Medical Center and work at a place that is not too far away from his family.
Cecelia McConnon, PharmD (left) and Randi Jenkins, PharmD (right)
Randi Jenkins, PharmD
Randi Jenkins was born and raised in Southern Maryland. She completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Salisbury University and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD. Randi’s areas of clinical interest are in cardiology and critical care. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, camping, and watching The Office. She is extremely excited for this opportunity to be a resident at Anne Arundel Medical Center and is grateful to everyone who has supported her along the way.
Cecelia McConnon, PharmD
Hailing from Muskego, Wisconsin, Dr. Cecelia McConnon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, serving as a naval aviator and earning her Master’s in Space Systems before transitioning to the Naval Reserves. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Diego. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and 2 boys. She is thrilled to be back in Annapolis and grateful to be part of the second PGY-1 Pharmacy class.
Christina Do, PharmD
Katherine Rogers, PharmD, BCPS