For the past few weeks, Kristine has been working at our store. Today is her last day, next week she will be starting a new rotation. Kristine has done a great job talking to customers, helping fill prescriptions, working with insurance companies and creating documents to help educate our customers. She will make a great pharmacist!
"My name is Kristine Kiely and I am a last year student at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. I am also part of the inaugural class and it has been a great experience being part of the first group to graduate from this school. I have quite a bit of community pharmacy experience. I currently work for Stop & Shop Pharmacy and have done rotations with CVS, Walmart and now Granby Pharmacy. As for hospital experience, I have done rotations with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Yale New Haven Hospital (Smilow Cancer Center). I also did a long-term care pharmacy rotation with CAP Pharmacy in East Berlin. I currently am interested in going into community pharmacy when I graduate in May 2014 but I am keeping my options open since all aspects of pharmacy interest me. My next three rotations will be at Saint Francis Hospital in different specialties so I am looking forward to that as well. I have never worked in an independent pharmacy like Granby Pharmacy and I find it exciting to see how it differs from large chains. I would like to learn more about the business aspect of running a pharmacy while I am here. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, go boating and go biking on the bike path near my house when I get the chance. I love animals and I have a black cat named Stewie. I really am looking forward to the rest of my time here in Granby and hope to learn a lot while I am here. "
Meet Jeff Sonneborn, our Saint Joseph College School of Pharmacy student:
I am currently a first year student at the Saint Joseph College School of Pharmacy in Hartford. This is the first year that Saint Joseph College has offered a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and I am thrilled to be a member of the inaugural class. This accelerated program allows students with a Bachelor's degree to get their PharmD in three years.
Prior to my rotation at Granby Pharmacy, I had rotations at St. Francis Hospital and Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. I also have experience working at an independent compounding pharmacy in New Hampshire. I enjoy exploring the different career paths that are available to me once I become a pharmacist.
Outside of pharmacy school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my 5 week-old son, who was born on March 22. I am an avid bicyclist and Boston sports fan. I look forward to seeing you in the pharmacy during my month here!
Granby Pharmacy would like to welcome Sarah Livings to our store. For the month of March, Sarah Livings will be interning at our store under the direction of Jean Keating, her preceptor.
Sarah originally decided to pursue a career in pharmacy when she had ambitions of entering the field of drug research. Her experiences in pharmacy school, however, have led her in another direction. Her true passion is to help patients which she has been able to do in both the community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy settings.
Sarah has completed advanced pharmacy practice experiences in cardiology, oncology, infectious disease, emergency medicine and clinical research in addition to the required general medicine and ambulatory care rotations. She will graduate in May with her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.
Upon completing pharmacy school Sarah hopes to complete a PGY1 general pharmacy practice residency to further her education and increase the breadth of her experience. She then hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency in Emergency Medicine to focus her practice.
When she is not on rotation or studying, Sarah enjoys reading, soccer, hiking and spending time with her two nieces, Eleanor and Amelia, and her black lab Sophie.