Pharmacy Residents

PGY-1

Melanie Poff, PharmDMelanie Poff, PharmD

Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ
Undergrad School: Rowan College of Gloucester County
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson College of Pharmacy
What drew me to Pharmacy: I have known that I wanted to pursue Pharmacy since high school. However, I did not realize that I wanted to be a clinical pharmacist until my last year of clinical rotations. Experiencing the responsibility and satisfaction, as well as respect, that came along with offering our patients the best care, truly showed me that this is where I belong. Therefore I am pursuing a residency to obtain a clinical position, potentially specializing after this year.
What do I like to do in my free time: I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dogs. I also enjoy reading (with my book club), cooking, and spending time outside. Lastly, I enjoy watching movies, either at home or at the movie theater.
 

Kristeen Alazruei, PharmDKristeen Alazruei, PharmD

Hometown: Deptford, NJ
Undergrad School: Rowan College of Gloucester County
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson College of Pharmacy
What drew me to Pharmacy: Being a people person, I knew that whatever path I took in life, I wanted to be able to interact with patients and make meaningful connections. This led to my passion of working within the ambulatory care setting. I also enjoy being part of an interprofessional team to better offer complete patient care. I choose the pharmacy profession for those reasons!
What do I like to do in my free time: I relax by reading and watching movies, particularly anything fantasy related! I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and try to hold game nights on the weekends.