Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
Leadership and Organizational Involvement
Honors and Awards
Certification
Timeline
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Erica Chilagorom

Atlanta,GA

Summary

Skilled Pharmacist with strong background in compounding, pharmacological knowledge and patient care. Expert in providing accurate clinical services. Detail-oriented professional goes extra mile to deliver service and support to pharmacy patrons. Skilled in collaborating with team members to expedite urgent requests while maintaining impeccable focus on safety, accuracy and confidentiality. Advanced communicator with all levels of staff, clients, management and healthcare administrators.

Overview

3
3
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Inpatient Pharmacy Intern

Emory Healthcare
2021.07 - Current
  • Assisted in minimizing patient wait times through efficient preparation and delivery of IV medications to nursing units.
  • Mitigated risks associated with mixing incompatible drugs by staying current on compatibility data from reliable sources such as Micromedex or Trissel's Handbook on Injectable Drugs.
  • Enhanced medication safety by accurately preparing and dispensing IV medications according to established protocols.
  • Participated in departmental process improvement initiatives by analyzing medication error reports, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing changes to reduce the risk of future errors.

Compounding Pharmacy Intern

Integrity Compounding Pharmacy
2023.05 - 2023.06
  • Medication Compounding: Prepared customized medications based on prescriptions provided by healthcare professionals
  • Process involved weighing, measuring, mixing, and blending various active pharmaceutical ingredients to create medications in the desired dosage forms, such as creams, ointments, capsules, troches, and suppositories.

Specialty Pharmacy Intern

CVS Specialty Pharmacy
2023.06 - 2023.07
  • Medication Management: Counseled patients on the proper use of their medications, including administration techniques, potential side effects, and drug interactions
  • Helped patients develop adherence strategies for complex medication regimens.
  • Prior Authorization: Assisted in the submission of prior authorization requests, ensuring they contain all the necessary documentation and clinical information required for approval.

Hospital Pharmacy Intern

Emory University Hospital
2023.07 - 2023.09
  • Medication Reconciliation: Conducted and reviewed patients' medication histories, compared them with current orders, and identified any discrepancies or potential issues.
  • Drug Information and Consultation: Provided drug information and consultations to physicians, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team, assisting with medication selection, dosing, and potential interactions.
  • Medication Dispensing: Prepared the medication, counseled the patient on proper use, and ensured appropriate labeling and packaging.
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Counseling: Provided recommendations and counseling on OTC medications, dietary supplements, and non-prescription products
  • Assisted patients in selecting the most suitable products for their needs.
  • Immunizations: Provided immunization services, helping to protect the community against preventable diseases.

Community Pharmacy Intern

SynerGrx - Gwinnett Drugs
2023.09 - 2023.10
  • Gained extensive knowledge of various drug classifications and their therapeutic uses, applying this information to optimize patient care during daily interactions.
  • Assisted with inventory control, maintained levels, checked invoices and entered inventory information into computer.
  • Assisted pharmacists in accurately filling prescriptions, ensuring patients received correct medications and dosages.
  • Reduced risk of medication errors by double-checking prescription labels and cross-referencing patient profiles before dispensing medications.
  • Contributed to a positive customer experience by answering questions and providing timely assistance at the pharmacy counter.

Hopsital Pharmacy Intern

Grady Memorial Hospital
2023.10 - 2023.11
  • Patient Care Rounds: Participating in multidisciplinary rounds with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Contributing to the development and modification of patient care plans based on clinical guidelines and evidence-based practices.
  • Medication Reconciliation: Performing medication reconciliation at admission, transfer, and discharge to ensure accurate medication histories
  • Identifying and resolving discrepancies between the patient’s medication list and the medications prescribed during their hospital stay.
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Monitoring and adjusting dosages of medications with narrow therapeutic indices (e.g., vancomycin, aminoglycosides) based on pharmacokinetic principles and patient-specific factors
  • Utilizing therapeutic drug monitoring to optimize medication regimens.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborating with the healthcare team to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care
  • Participating in case discussions, care planning, and discharge planning.
  • Drug Information and Education: Providing drug information and education to healthcare providers and patients
  • Answering questions related to drug therapy, side effects, drug interactions, and contraindications.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Intern

Emory Clinic
2023.11 - 2023.12
  • Patient Counseling and Education: Educating patients about their medications, including proper usage, potential side effects, and adherence strategies
  • Providing information on lifestyle modifications and preventive care measures.
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM): Conducting comprehensive medication reviews to optimize therapeutic outcomes
  • Identifying and resolving medication-related problems such as drug interactions, duplications, and contraindications.
  • Chronic Disease Management: Assisting in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and hyperlipidemia
  • Monitoring patient progress and making recommendations for therapy adjustments.

Community Pharmacy Intern

Stamps Health Services Pharmacy at Georgia Tech
2024.02 - 2024.03
  • Medication Dispensing: Prepared the medication, counseled the patient on proper use, and ensured appropriate labeling and packaging.
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Counseling: Provided recommendations and counseling on OTC medications, dietary supplements, and non-prescription products
  • Assisted patients in selecting the most suitable products for their needs.
  • Immunizations: Provided immunization services, helping to protect the community against preventable diseases.
  • Improved store sales performance through proactive upselling and cross-selling techniques.
  • Increased patient satisfaction by effectively communicating complex medical information in layman''s terms to promote understanding and adherence to treatment plans.

Drug Information Intern

InpharmD
2024.03 - 2024.04
  • Literature Evaluation and Research: Conducting thorough literature searches and critically evaluating clinical studies, guidelines, and other medical literature
  • Summarizing and synthesizing evidence to answer specific drug-related questions.
  • Responding to Drug Information Queries: Handling inquiries from healthcare providers, patients, and other parties regarding drug therapy, side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and more
  • Providing accurate, timely, and evidence-based responses to these queries.

Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

Publix Pharmacy

Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
2023.07 - 2023.09

Health and Wellness Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

Publix Pharmacy

Education

Pharm D -

Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Atlanta, GA
05.2024

Bachelor’s of Pharmaceutical Sciences -

Mercer University
Macon, GA
05.2022

Skills

Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring

Interprofessional Collaboration

Medication Reconciliation

Immunization Administration

Pharmacy Informatics

Patient Counseling

Pharmacy Law Compliance

Medication Therapy Management

Sales skills

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

  • Community, Publix Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, Erika Rylee, PharmD, 06/2021, 06/2021
  • Health and Wellness, Publix Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, Jennifer Bass, 12/2021, 12/2021
  • Institutional, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, Maria Thurston, 05/2022, 06/2022

Leadership and Organizational Involvement

  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Treasurer, 08/2022 to 04/2023
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Member, 10/2020 to Present
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association, Member, 09/2021 to Present
  • PHI DELTA CHI Fraternity, Worthy Inner Guard, 03/2022 to 04/2023

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship – Mercer University College of Pharmacy, Awarded to Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5-3.74, 08/2020-2024
  • Anne Morris and Carlton Henderson Scholarship, Awarded to a student in the third-professional year with an interest in industrial pharmacy or community pharmacy, 08/2020-2024

Certification

  • Certified Adult Mental Health First AID USA, National Council For Behavioral Health - Jan. 2020-Present
  • Certified Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association - Jan. 2020-Present
  • Licensed Pharmacy Intern - Sep. 2020-2025
  • CPR and Basic Life Support Training - Aug. 2020-Present

Timeline

Drug Information Intern

InpharmD
2024.03 - 2024.04

Community Pharmacy Intern

Stamps Health Services Pharmacy at Georgia Tech
2024.02 - 2024.03

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Intern

Emory Clinic
2023.11 - 2023.12

Hopsital Pharmacy Intern

Grady Memorial Hospital
2023.10 - 2023.11

Community Pharmacy Intern

SynerGrx - Gwinnett Drugs
2023.09 - 2023.10

Hospital Pharmacy Intern

Emory University Hospital
2023.07 - 2023.09

Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
2023.07 - 2023.09

Specialty Pharmacy Intern

CVS Specialty Pharmacy
2023.06 - 2023.07

Compounding Pharmacy Intern

Integrity Compounding Pharmacy
2023.05 - 2023.06

Inpatient Pharmacy Intern

Emory Healthcare
2021.07 - Current

Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

Publix Pharmacy

Health and Wellness Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

Publix Pharmacy

Pharm D -

Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Bachelor’s of Pharmaceutical Sciences -

Mercer University
  • Certified Adult Mental Health First AID USA, National Council For Behavioral Health - Jan. 2020-Present
  • Certified Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery, American Pharmacists Association - Jan. 2020-Present
  • Licensed Pharmacy Intern - Sep. 2020-2025
  • CPR and Basic Life Support Training - Aug. 2020-Present
Erica Chilagorom