Brandon Rinehimer, PharmD
Pharmacy School: Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Interests: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Why Geisinger: My experience as a pharmacy technician at Geisinger Wyoming Valley supported my decision to stay within Geisinger. I was impressed by the impact pharmacists have on patient care as they work alongside the medical team. The wide variety of learning experiences offered by the residency program allowed me to customize my schedule to fit my interests.
Mikayla Wright, PharmD
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Why Geisinger: When applying for residency and participating in various interviews, I felt an immediate connection to Geisinger. The kindhearted preceptors and family feeling was evident, and something I looked for in a residency program. The large teaching hospital was an appealing aspect and the numerous pediatric opportunities; from MUE, major research project, the number of electives, and the core pediatric rotation, I felt Geisinger was my "fit." I am looking forward to my growth here as a pharmacy resident and continuing to pursue my goal of becoming a pediatric pharmacist!
Nichole M Varela Gonzalez, PharmD
Pharmacy School: University of Florida – Jacksonville
Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Administration and Leadership
Why Geisinger: When you speak with someone who works at Geisinger, they make you feel like you are a part of the team the moment you arrive. The staff has made me feel right at home and welcomed all of us with open arms. The program is designed to incorporate core learnings with areas of interest that you may have. This has allowed me the opportunities to explore areas that may fall outside of the traditional curriculum. The program directors ensure that we are able to excel in all areas of practice and the preceptors are open and welcoming when it comes to training us in their designated areas. GMC’s residency directors have been the most amazing and understanding team I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and I look forward to the years to come as part of Geisinger.