Baptist Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Residents

Davis Coulter, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Davis Coulter Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biology; University of Tennessee; 2016

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; 2020

About Davis
Davis was born and raised in Knoxville, TN., and attended the University of Tennessee there (Go Vols!). He earned is PharmD at UTHSC in Memphis while working in community and hospital pharmacies. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new restaurants and playing board games.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of the progressive practice environment focused on evidence-based medicine. The interview with the terrific staff here sold me on continuing my training at Baptist.

What is your day like?
My days are filled with evaluating patients, contributing to patient care decisions on rounds, entering and correcting orders, and completing consults for the pharmacy department. Time management and prioritization are often challenges, but the staff here is very helpful and willing to effectively collaborate when unexpected situations come about. I feel rewarded when patients express their appreciation for the care our team provides.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
Memphis is a town with a lot of soul and delicious food. My favorite thing about the city has to be the people - they are friendly and always have a story to share.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
I chose this career to care for others and to live life in alignment with my faith-based values of service and charity. There have been many people in my life that helped me choose this path, but my mother and father have been the most supportive ones and I would not be where I am today without them!

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
I would recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant if they were motivated to be a member of a care team that provides optimal patient care. It can be challenging to work in healthcare, but working with Baptist will provide excellent training because it is a well-run organization.

Sidney D'Amico, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Sidney Damico Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences; University of Mississippi; 2017
Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Mississippi; 2020

About Sidney
Sidney was born and raised in Madison, MS. Raised a Mississippi State fan, she earned her degrees at the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!). She has a wide variety of pharmacy interests, such as internal medicine, emergency department, organ transplant and academia, that she is hoping to narrow during the next year. In her free time, she enjoys game nights with family and friends, exploring Memphis, and movie night.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I was drawn to Baptist because of the wide variety of rotations offered such as internal medicine, emergency department and pediatric emergency department. I also liked that the program offered advanced rotations for residents who want to delve deeper into their area of interest. The pharmacy specialists sold me on Baptist at my interview. Everyone was so welcoming, kind and obviously passionate about pharmacy.

What is your day like?
There is no such thing as a "typical day" in residency. Each day is full of patient care, topic discussions, meetings, and making time for longitudinal projects such as CE presentations. Every day brings something new, which is both challenging and rewarding. I love to be challenged to learn new material in pharmacy, and I think it is very rewarding when implementing new data to improve patient outcomes.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
The variety of restaurants and activities!

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
I love the opportunities that Baptist gives their residents to respond to codes. The pharmacy specialists want the residents to feel confident in treating emergency situations, and I think that is a wonderful quality of Baptist!

Zoe Gagnon, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Zoe GagnonUndergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology; Texas Tech University; 2016

Pharmacy degree

Doctor of Pharmacy; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; 2020

About Zoe
Zoe was raised in Dallas, Texas. Her primary practice interests include critical care and emergency medicine. During her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling, yoga, podcasts, and reading.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist for the variety of different critical care opportunities that are available here. Additionally, since I was moving out of state, I wanted a residency program with multiple PGY1 residents. It was important to me to have multiple co-residents to go through this journey with.

What is your day like?
Each day is completely different, and I love that about residency. A typical day can consist of rounding on patients, completing consults, attending code blues, working on research projects or presentations, and attending hospital meetings. Each day I see myself growing into a better pharmacist, which is extremely rewarding.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
I have truly loved living in Memphis! Everyone is so friendly, the food is amazing, and the city is beautiful in the summer time. However, my favorite thing about Memphis has to be the big city feel without all the traffic.

Why pharmacy as a career?
I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare, but chose pharmacy because it combines science, problem solving, and provides variety. Additionally, I love collaborating with the medical team in order to provide patients with the best care possible.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
I would recommend Baptist because of the amazing preceptors, variety of rotational experiences, and the large number of co-residents they accept. I cannot imagine going through this year without my amazing co-residents.

Heather Hames, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Heather HamesUndergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biology; University of North Carolina; 2015

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina; 2020

About Heather
Heather was born and raised in Mount Holly, North Carolina. After 8 years at UNC, Heather can't help but be a huge Tarheel fan, Go Heels! She is happily married to her husband, Tyler, and although they don't have any children yet, they have 3 "fur children" (1 dog and 2 cats) that are spoiled rotten.

Why did you choose Baptist?
What originally drew me to Baptist was the variety of rotations that offered, including hematology/oncology, solid organ transplant, and various critical care opportunities. Baptist allows me to gain experience in a variety of settings to improve my clinical knowledge and grow as a new pharmacist. I was also very impressed with how friendly and welcoming all of the preceptors were during my interview. I could tell how passionate they were about pharmacy and knew that I would be able to learn so much from each of them.

What is your day like?
My day varies depending on what is going on that day and what rotation I am on. Most days consist of working up patients, attending rounds, completing pharmacy consults, and attending meetings.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
I recently moved to Memphis for residency, and so far, I have enjoyed the food the most and also hanging out with my wonderful co-residents! Unfortunately, with COVID-19, I haven't been able to experience too much but plan to explore Memphis as the year goes on.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
My mom was a nurse, so growing up I always knew that I wanted to practice in the medical field. Throughout college, I loved science and enjoyed learning about how things work in the body, specifically medications, so I felt like pharmacy school was the place for me. Once I was in pharmacy school, I realized how passionate I was about patient care and patient interaction. I love being able to make an impact on patient's lives and improve the quality of care they receive.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
Because of the variety of rotation opportunities, Baptist’s residency program has to offer, the amazing preceptors, and the number of co-residents you will be able to create a relationship with and rely on throughout the year.

Aiah Ibrahim, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Aiah IbrahimUndergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; University of Memphis; 2017

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center; 2020

About Aiah
Aiah was born in Chicago but grew up in Jordan. She is interested in critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine. Away from work, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, binge watching TV series on Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because I have a strong interest in critical care and cardiology, and this program offers many opportunities in both areas. I also appreciate that this program has a hybrid pharmacy model where it prepares you for both community and teaching hospital settings.

What is your day like?
My usual day includes patient care, topic discussions, meetings, and working on longitudinal projects.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
My favorite thing about Memphis is the food! There are a variety of other things that I love about Memphis, especially Shelby Farms.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
The preceptors at Baptist are invested in your learning and growth as a pharmacist. Residency can be challenging, but it comes with great reward in terms of experience and knowledge.

Myles Keck, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Myles KeckUndergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biology; East Tennessee State University; 2014

Graduate degree
Master of Science in Biomolecular Science; Lipscomb University; 2017

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy; 2020

About Myles
Myles grew up in Seymour, Tenn. His goal is to enter into a PGY2 with a focus in Infectious Disease. Eventually, he wants to enter the work force and give back to the community by precepting pharmacy students. He enjoys playing video games, reading Batman comics, fishing, and hanging out with his friends and family.

Why did you choose Baptist?
During my interview at Baptist, I was drawn to the hospitality and professionalism of the staff. The residency director, Amy Evans, was so kind during the interview process and was willing to answer every question I had. I walked away from the experience knowing Baptist was going to be a hospital where I could get incredible training from exceptional people.

What is your day like?
Days in residency can be long and tiring. Many days, you find yourself juggling patient care, projects, and other learning opportunities. It's a very demanding and rewarding experience, especially when we are able to positively impact a patient's life with our interventions.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
The food in Memphis is amazing!.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
Pharmacy was always a passion of mine as it allowed me to use my molecular biology background to advance my knowledge in pharmacology and other areas. My interest was always treating patients, not diagnosing them, and clinical pharmacy provides me an avenue to do just that.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
Baptist offers everything you want as a PGY1. You have a great staff supporting you, a great program director, and great learning experiences across a wide variety of practices.

Marlee Martin, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Marlee MartinUndergraduate degree
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Hendrix College; 2016

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; 2020

About Marlee
Marlee is originally from Little Rock, Ark. She is currently working towards her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Memphis. In her spare time, she loves to read, listen to podcasts, play with her dog Lily, and go to the lake.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because I loved my first clinical rotation here as a pharmacy student. I love the friendly and welcoming people and environment at Baptist. I also was excited to go through residency with seven other co-residents!

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
It’s a big city with a small town feel, and I am always amazed at variety of amazing restaurants and food.

Why pharmacy as a career?
I chose a career in pharmacy because it allowed me to combine my passions for science and patient care. As a pharmacist, I love to be able to help patients and improve the quality of their care.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
Baptist provides a wide variety of rotation opportunities to allow you to grow as a well-rounded pharmacist. The preceptors and mentors here are amazing and provide a ton of support and encouragement for you to continuously learn and develop as a new practitioner.

Taylor Money-Williams, PharmD

PGY1 Resident

Taylor Money Williams Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Rhodes College; 2016

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; 2020

About Taylor
Taylor is a native Memphian. At Rhodes College, she was a member of the women's basketball team, women's choir, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, her parents, and her yorkies, Tootsie and Princess.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist for the opportunity to experience a plethora of unique rotation experiences and a diverse patient population. The hospital strongly supports the pharmacy department, providing the foundation for pharmacy to affect real change in patient care. I am elated to be able to be a part of improving patient care in my hometown community.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
My favorite thing about Memphis is that it is a small "big city". Here, everyone treats each other like family, but you still get the opportunity to meet so many new people. I love that.

Why did you choose pharmacy as a career?
I watched how my neighborhood pharmacist was able to improve the lives of people I know and change the course of patient health outcomes in the community. I also have had many pharmacist mentors that have been successful in the many avenues of the profession. I wanted to do something that was rewarding and gave me the ability to make changes that will save lives.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
The people that work for Baptist from environmental services to the CEO are all caring and approachable. Here you have many opportunities to learn and grow in one of the largest community hospitals in the greater Memphis area. The pharmacy department here is progressive and innovative, with great relationships throughout the entire hospital. You can come here knowing you will be nurtured, challenged, and able to enact real change that will affect patients for years to come.