Our New Practitioner Mentors (NPMs) are 1st/2nd Year Residents or new Pharmacists who act as a resource for WSPS members. WSPS members are encouraged to reach out to them via email with questions about, residency, their practice setting, tips for pharmacy school, and more!
Position title: PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Resident- Madison VA
I enjoy staying active by biking/running around Madison or playing soccer at the West Fields by the School of Pharmacy. In my free time, I also like trying new restaurants. Someday, I hope to work as a psychiatric pharmacist in an outpatient clinic. Farther down the line, I would be interested in possibly becoming an RPD. I currently don’t have any pets but I would love to have Shiba Inu one day. My favorite season is fall and I’m excited for all the fun fall activities to come!
Position title: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident - Madison VA
Hello! My name is Madison (Maddie) Wiarek. I’m originally from Franklin, Wisconsin which is a Milwaukee suburb. I completed both my undergraduate course work and pharmacy school at UW-Madison. I currently work at the Madison VA as an ambulatory care pharmacy resident and absolutely love it (always happy to chat about ambulatory care or pharmacy residencies for those who are interested!). My career goal is to continue practicing within a VA setting; I really enjoy working with the Veterans and having my own scope of practice at the VA. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and golden retriever, Cooper. We like exploring state parks and finding tasty beverages to enjoy after our hikes!
Position title: PGY1 General Practice Resident- William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
I completed my undergrad and pharmacy schooling at UW-Madison and earned a global health certificate alongside my PharmD. My residency program is general practice, meaning I get to spend 50% of my time on inpatient rotations and the other 50% of my time rotating through the various ambulatory care clinics the VA offers! I plan to stay within the VA system as a clinical pharmacist after completing my residency. My professional interests include diabetes, pain/palliative care, and leadership. Outside of work, I love to play board games, lift weights, go on outdoor walks, and garden.
Position title: PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident- UW Health
I was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, completed my undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy with my PharmD in 2022. (On Wisconsin!) During pharmacy school, I worked as a pharmacy technician/intern at CVS Pharmacy and as a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Coordinated Access to Reduce Exacerbations (COPD CARE) Intern for the Madison VA. I completed my PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (Kansas City, MO) and am currently the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident at UW Health. My areas of interest include primary care, cardiology, academia, and pharmacy service development. After residency, my goal is to practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist in a cardiology or primary care clinic. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy being active, exploring new places, spending time with family and friends, and playing volleyball, softball, and kickball.
Position title: PGY1 Clinical Pharmacy Resident- UW Health
I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and completed pharmacy school at the University of Oklahoma. Any time I have some free time it will usually be spent with a coffee, reading a book, jamming out to Taylor Swift, or re-watching Gilmore Girls. I have two miniature dachshunds, Rex and Rusty. I also really enjoy traveling when I have the chance and have spent some time living in other countries. My current career goal is to pursue a PGY2 in Emergency Medicine to ultimately work at an academic medical center in the future.