Current Pharmacy Residents
The following information is provided to let you learn more about our current pharmacy resident class at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Please feel free to contact our residents if you would like their insight regarding any of our three pharmacy residency programs.
Allison Vecchiet, PharmD
Title: Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Hometown: Mount Olive, New Jersey
Undergraduate Education: DeSales University
Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Reason for residency: My goal for completing the combined MS/HSPA residency was to gain additional clinical experience and develop business acumen. I was drawn to Nationwide Children’s residency program because it offers a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, unique opportunities to experience a pharmacist’s role within managed care, and so many great mentors within the department who are truly invested in the success of the residents.
Areas of Interest: Leadership, Managed Care, Specialty Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Finance
Personal Interests: Traveling, working out, trying all of the great food in Columbus, and football (Go Bucks!)
Krišs Petrovskis, PharmD
Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Hometown: Dexter, Michigan
Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University
Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
Reason for residency: I am interested in learning about the unique demands that pediatric patients present to a health-system, both clinically and administratively. I hope to grow as a leader, developing the knowledge and skills required to solve challenging problems facing pharmacy departments in a dynamic U.S. healthcare system.
Areas of interest: Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, Operations, Managed Care
Personal areas of interest: Cooking, working out, attending American-Latvian community events, enjoying Columbus food and microbreweries
Ashley Lindstrom, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pharmacy School: Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: NorthShore University HealthSystem- Evanston Hospital
Reason for residency: I decided to pursue post-graduate training in order to gain expertise in pediatric pharmacy practice. After pharmacy school I had a strong desire to continue my education and develop advanced clinical skills. The pharmacologic and kinetic variation seen across different pediatric populations fascinates me. I am excited for the abundance of unique learning opportunities and experienced mentors available at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Areas of interest: Neonatology, nutrition, cardiology
Personal areas of interest: Mountain biking, hiking, playing tennis, baking, traveling, trying new foods, watching Chicago sports teams
Katelyn Hood, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Resident- Pediatrics
Hometown: Tifton, Georgia
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY-1 Residency: Georgia Regents Medical Center/University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Reason for residency: I decided to pursue a PGY2 residency because I wanted to be challenged on a daily basis with new experiences to help me grow as a pharmacist and to help contribute to the growth of others. I chose pediatrics specifically because I am intrigued by the numerous disease states in the pediatric population and the vital role that pharmacists can play in their care.
Areas of interest: Cystic fibrosis, transplant, hematology/oncology
Personal areas of interest: Cooking, baking, traveling, playing with my dog Baxter, UGA football (Go Dawgs!) and Atlanta Braves baseball
Kelly Racette, PharmD
Community Care PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University
Reason for Residency: I fell in love with ambulatory care during my clinical rotations. I chose to complete a residency to expand my skills in patient care, leadership, and research to enable me to advance the pharmacy profession. I was drawn to Nationwide Children’s Hospital due to the amazing people and unique opportunities offered within the Community Care Residency!
Areas of Interest: Asthma, Diabetes, Transitions of Care, Solid Organ Transplantation
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Traveling, Reading, Tennis, Yoga