Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire Pharmacy School: University of New England Interests/Hobbies: Board games, disc golfing, watching sports, audiobooks/podcasts Favorite Place in Maine: Sabattus Disc Golf Course in Sabattus, Maine Favorite Maine Activity: Visiting the many local breweries that Portland and surrounding areas have to offer Why MMC?: I had the luxury of spending my year of APPE rotations entirely at Maine Medical Center. I got to experience a variety of incredible preceptors and the dedication they have to pharmacy and teaching. I knew that MMC had the culture and atmosphere to help support me throughout my PGY-1 residency and to help me to achieve my career goals. If I were not a pharmacist, I would be a…: Physician Assistant. I knew I wanted to work in the medical field since high school. I was preparing myself to apply to PA school until I found myself working in a retail pharmacy in 2016 and never looked back. Favorite restaurant in Portland: Pai Men Miyake. Hands down the best ramen I have ever had.
Kobi Griffith, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia Pharmacy school: University of Pittsburgh Interests/Hobbies: Board games, reading, trivia nights Favorite Place in Maine: McLoons Lobster Shack on Spruce Head Island Favorite Maine Activity: Eating all of the seafood! Why MMC? I was drawn to all of the amazing opportunities, both inpatient and outpatient, that the residency at MMC presents! After interacting with all of the preceptors during my interview I knew that the PGY1 would be a great fit. If I were not a pharmacist, I would be a…: Zoologist or a rock n' roll historian.
Haley Torr, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Hometown: Dover, NH Pharmacy School: University of New England Interests/Hobbies: Weight lifting, baking, reading, boating Favorite Place in Maine: Sebago Lake Favorite Maine Activity: Fall things! Pumpkin carving, corn mazes, flannel, pumpkin spice coffee etc! Why MMC? I chose MMC for the variety of educational experiences and unique patient cases. I had the opportunity to do a longitudinal APPE my fourth year of pharmacy school and couldn’t get enough of the hospital! The preceptors are wonderful and the inter-professional atmosphere is top tier. If I weren’t a pharmacist, I would be a…Surgeon! Favorite Restaurant in Portland: Kobe.
Matthew Butler, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY Pharmacy School: University at Buffalo PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: UB Middleport Family Health Center Interests/Hobbies: Primary care, diabetes, social determinants of health, precepting, continuously learning new things Favorite Place in Maine: Wells Beach Favorite Maine Activity: Finding new places to eat and exploring Portland with my girlfriend Why MMC? Growing up, I would visit Wells with my family every summer, so I have a lot of fond memories with Maine which initially attracted me to this program. Seeing the emphasis that MMC has on serving the underserved and truly delivering patient centered care is what kept me interested in pursuing a residency here! Favorite Restaurant in Portland: Taco Escobarr (my guilty pleasure) Best Job: Flower delivery as a junior volunteer at my local hospital growing up. Everyone likes getting flowers!
Kaitlin Armstrong, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Hometown: Bolton, CT Pharmacy School: Western New England University PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Hospital of Central Connecticut Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, biking, hanging out with her dogs, and seeing live theater. Favorite Place in Maine: Ogunquit. Favorite Maine Activity: Walking on the beach and watching the sunset. Why MMC? Maine Medical Center had everything I was looking for in a critical care training site, high acuity patients, mechanical circulatory support devices, burns, trauma, pediatrics. The preceptor group seemed really supportive and amazing! I was also really impressed by the interprofessional presence at my interview and I knew if I came here I would have excellent opportunities to work closely with other healthcare providers. If I were not a pharmacist, I would be a: Graphic designer! Favorite Drink: Iced lattes with oat milk.
Victoria Mullin, PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident
Hometown: Norridgewock, ME Pharmacy School: Husson University School of Pharmacy PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, watching football, going to the beach Favorite Place in Maine: Bar Harbor Favorite Maine Activity: hiking Mt. Katahdin Why MMC? After interviewing and getting the opportunity to meet all of my preceptors, I instantly knew MMC was the right “fit” and would provide the perfect learning environment for me to expand upon my ID knowledge. Being a Mainer myself, I was excited for the opportunity to come back after PGY1 and complete my residency training in Maine as well. If I were not a pharmacist, I would be a... Physician Assistant
Morgan Phillips, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology Resident
Hometown: Short Hills, NJ Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Sentara RMH Medical Center Interests/Hobbies: Reading, running, crafting, watching movies Favorite Place in Maine: I am still exploring Maine, but I enjoy the trails in Portland and walking through downtown. So far I love Green Elephant, which is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Favorite Maine Activity: Exploring new places to eat and running on the trails by the water Why MMC? I was immediately drawn into the friendliness of the preceptors during my interview and knew MMC was a place I would fit into. Additionally, the oncology residency has some of the most dedicated preceptors, so you definitely will get a worthwhile experience here. If I weren’t a pharmacist, I would be a… Detective