JOHNSON CITY (July 9, 2019) — East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy welcomes several new residents who will be furthering their postgraduate pharmacy training in various practice settings over the next year.
Gatton alum Dr. Tucker Ensley (’19), of Asheville, North Carolina, was matched with the Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, a program created in partnership with Boone Drug and Healthcare in Boone, North Carolina. The program is designed to prepare community-based pharmacists as leaders and innovators through unique practice experiences, with the goal of elevating pharmacy practice and overall health care both in the region and nationally.
“I am honored for the opportunity to continue to grow and learn here at Gatton,” said Ensley. “What drew me to this program was its diverse array of opportunities that will advance my clinical training while nurturing my passion for community-based patient care.”
Dr. Lindsey Foltanski, from Long Valley, New Jersey, will serve in the college’s Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Residency. She received a PharmD from the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a PGY1 residency at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina.
“Ambulatory care has been my passion since pharmacy school, and I am excited to continue my training at ETSU,” said Foltanski. “The focus on family medicine and academic involvement here is ideal for my interests and career goals, since I hope to work in a primary care clinic with opportunities to precept students.”
Dr. Corey Guidry, of Raceland, Louisiana, was matched with the college’s PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency. He received his PharmD from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and recently completed his PGY1 residency at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
“I wanted to pursue a PGY2 residency at ETSU because I knew that it would challenge me to become a more confident practitioner, effective educator and well-rounded individual,” said Guidry. “I am excited to join the Gatton family and explore all that Johnson City and East Tennessee have to offer and hope to one day practice as a clinical pharmacist while serving as a faculty member at a college of pharmacy.”
Learn more about Gatton’s postgraduate training at www.etsu.edu/rxpostgrads.