Current Residents PGY1

Anna OdoguwAnna Odogwu


School of Pharmacy: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Oncology, Cardiology, ID, and Teaching 

PGY1 Residency Research Project: Comparison of time to therapeutic anti-Xa level in obese and non-obese patients treated with intravenous unfractionated heparin within a Health System.

What attracted you to Backus Hospital?
I chose Backus Hospital for many reasons. Backus is part of a great health care system, which would enable me to not only learn at Backus but also at other sites, and network with other pharmacists. In addition, I wanted a smaller residency class size which can help for a more focused and individualized learning. Lastly, Backus offers a variety of learning experiences, such as oncology, ambulatory care, and emergency medicine. 

Personal Interests: Traveling, taking spontaneous road trips, and playing the piano.

Steven SicaSteven Sica


School of Pharmacy: University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Ambulatory care, Diabetes, and Anticoagulation

PGY1 Residency Research Project: Evaluation of outpatient practices of perioperative bridging with enoxaparin.

What attracted you to Backus Hospital?
The pharmacy residency program at Backus Hospital has a wide array of rotations that align with my interests, such as the ambulatory care experience at the outpatient anticoagulation clinic. Backus is also a part of a large healthcare system, which provides a wide variety of experiences throughout different hospitals within Harford HealthCare. I felt that the variety of inpatient and outpatient specialties within pharmacy would allow me to grow as a well-rounded pharmacist.

Personal Interests: Watching sports, spending time with family and friends, golfing.

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