Zachary Pedretti, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care
Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
PGY1: UNC Medical Center
PGY1: Comparison of cyclophosphamide- versus etoposide-based chemomobilization for autologous stem cell transplant in lymphoma
PGY2: Evaluation of Computer-Based Insulin Titration on ICU Length of Stay in Diabetic Ketoacidosis
I knew that the progressive practice model at UNC would provide me with the opportunity to grow professionally. As a new practitioner, I knew I would gain critical experience in a wide variety of practice settings learning from highly trained pharmacists. Furthermore, the programs layered learning model and close relationship with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has afforded me the opportunity to grow as a teacher and preceptor.
Furthermore, I appreciated the value the program places on building relationships with coresidents through numerous bonding activities during orientation and organizing an annual fall and spring trip that all PGY1 and PGY2 residents attend. The program places a strong emphasis on mentorship by providing residents with their own personal mentor and also allows residents to serve as a mentor for current student pharmacists. Ultimately, I was impressed by the programs strong family culture and knew that I would have a robust support system I could rely on during my time as a resident.