Shannon L. Holt 6900 Crescent Moon Ct. #307 Raleigh, NC 27606 Double check the spelling of names December 21, 2007 Beth McLendon-Avrvik, Pharm.D Pharmacy Residency Program Director Duke University Medical Center Erwin Road, DUMC Box 3089 Durham, NC 27710 Dear Dr. McLendon-Avrvik:
statement of interest
I am writing this letter to express my sincere interest in the Duke University Medical Center’s American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency program. I have had the pleasure to speak to current and past residents, and I have been very impressed with the opportunities that would be afforded me within your program. Duke University Medical Center has everything that I am looking for in a PGY1 program. The appealing components consist of multidisciplinary interactions, presentation and research opportunities, a diverse patient population, and many networking opportunities. These components are important aspects to perfecting the practical experience and didactic components, as well as the leadership and research skills afforded via my on-the-job training at WakeMed Health and Hospitals and UNC’s Doctorate of Pharmacy training. Additionally, the wide selection of elective rotations will provide me an excellent resource for mentoring in what I hope will be the next phase of my professional training, completion of a PGY2 program in transplant or infectious diseases. Additionally, I strongly feel the program’s training will facilitate both my short and long term career aspirations. I want a wide variety of experiences in order to enhance my skills, and the opportunity to interact with patients in order to become a proficient and well rounded clinical pharmacist. For this reason, the longitudinal experience in ambulatory care is very appealing. My short term goals are to obtain a pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency, followed by a PGY2 residency in one of my interest areas. My interests include infectious disease, transplant, and cardiology. During my residency experience, I hope to enhance my clinical expertise in addition to expanding my skills in research and administration. After completion of my residency training, I plan to seek a position were I can teach, conduct research, and maintain a clinical practice. Thank you for considering my candidacy for the pharmacy practice (PGY1) residency at Duke University Medical Center. Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide. Sincerely,
2nd and 3rd paragraph: why the program appeals to you and what skills/interests you have to make a good candidate
Shannon L. Holt PharmD Candidate University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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Name Address Hampton, VA 23669 Beth McLendon Arvik, Pharm.D. Assistant Director of Pharmacy Director, Pharmacy Practice Residency Duke University Hospital DUMC Box 3089 Durham, NC 27710 To Whom It May Concern: I am applying for the Pharmacy Practice Management / Masters Degree Program residency. I recently had the privilege of speaking with pharmacy residents at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists midyear conference. Their enthusiasm and zest further strengthened my desire to participate in the pharmacy administration program. Pharmacy has been an interest since attending a biomedical symposium my junior year in high school. After learning more about the profession, I developed a passion for pharmaceutical healthcare and I made attending Hampton University’s School of Pharmacy my top priority. While attending Hampton University I was selected as a fellow for the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute. Participation in the Leadership Institute helped to further develop my leadership and public speaking skills. I am a hardworking, team-oriented individual who is prepared for the challenges associated with the two-year pharmacy administration program. My professional goals are to obtain a position in pharmacy...