Meet Our PGY-1 Community Resident

Jonathan Blais, Pharm.D.

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Pharmacy School: University of Connecticut

Professional Interest: Academia and Ambulatory Care

What attracted you to SVMC? The group in the outpatient pharmacy drew me towards working at SVMC the most! The program also offers more opportunities compared to other community residency programs in the region and I knew I could achieve my goals through this program. It is also very beneficial to be part of Hartford Healthcare as I have had the opportunity to complete rotations at other hospitals where they may not be available at our hospital here. 

What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy playing sand volleyball on Friday nights and I am trying to get into more sports that I have never tried before such as disc golf. I also enjoy watching most sports and playing video games in my free time. 

Research Project Title: Initiating a Long-acting Injectable Antipsychotic Clinic within the Community Pharmacy Setting to Increase Access to Therapy

MUE Title: Naloxone outpatient dispensing review (TBD)

CE Title: Gaining knowledge on weight loss medications

Meet Our PGY-1 Inpatient Residents

Muryam Khan, Pharm.D.


Pharmacy School: University of Connecticut

Professional Interest: Internal Medicine

What attracted you to SVMC? I completed my longitudinal rotation at SVMC during my APPE year and highly appreciated the involvement of pharmacists on the floors. 

What do you like to do in your free time? I like to cook and read in my free time.

Research Project Title: NICU Order Verification in Adult Hospitals

CE Topic: Dyes and Contrast

MUE Title: Vancomycin Pharmacy to Dose Protocol Evaluation


Hannah Ploch, Pharm.D.


Pharmacy School: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interest: Psychiatry, Emergency Med

What attracted you to SVMC? I wanted a program that included a wide variety of rotations including psychiatry. I also liked that it was part of a larger health system so I could have opportunities that a stand-alone hospital may not have had.

What do you like to do in your free time? Taking care of my plants, hiking, going on trips with friends

Research Project Title: Evaluating Initiation and Discontinuation of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Critical Care Setting and Beyond

Continuing Education Title: The Long Story Short on Long-Acting Injectables

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