PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents

Lauren Koscal, PharmD

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Lauren Koscal

Education

PGY1: MUSC Health
Pharmacy Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Previous Education: BS Biochemistry, UCLA

Hometown

Aliso Viejo, California

Professional Interests

Critical Care

Research

PGY2: Evaluation of the impact of nasal colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus on driveline infections in patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
PGY1: Intravenous insulin for the management of non-emergent hyperglycemia in the emergency department

Involvement

Pharmacy Residency Professionalism Committee

Outside of Pharmacy

I enjoy trips to the beach, yoga, and hiking. A fun fact about myself is that I was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune!

Why MUSC

I chose MUSC for its diversity of experiences, including rotations, research, teaching, and the on-call program. As a critical care pharmacy resident, I knew I would have the opportunity to practice alongside leaders in both the pharmacy and medical field. The support I have received at MUSC from preceptors, advisors, and co-residents has allowed me to grow vastly in my knowledge and towards my career goals.

Email Dr. Koscal at koscal@musc.edu


Paige Morgan, PharmD

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Paige Morgan

Education

PGY1: MUSC Health
Pharmacy Education: Long Island University
Previous Education: BS Professional Studies, Long Island University; BS Biology, Presbyterian College

Hometown

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Professional Interests

Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology

Research

PGY2: Clopidogrel Hyperresponsiveness and Associated Complications following Pipeline Embolization
PGY1: Evaluation of aspirin platelet inhibition in left ventricular assist device population

Involvement

Pharmacy Residency Social Committee Pharmacy Practice Committee

Outside of Pharmacy

I enjoy going to the beach, walking my dog, working out on my Peloton, trying new restaurants, and local coffee shops. A fun fact about myself is that I traveled abroad to Australia during undergrad and lived on the Sunshine Coast for 6 months while attending Uni and traveling to surrounding areas!

Why MUSC

MUSC has created a very robust, challenging program that I sought to match with, including the on-call program and large academic medical center. With the quality of residency preceptors given their previous experiences, knowledge, and dedication to the residents - there is no doubt I would receive an exceptional residency. Lastly, after staying for a year during PGY1 and realizing the dedication and commitment the Critical Care preceptors have invested and continue to invest in me, I knew there was no better place to be.

Email Dr. Morgan at morganev@musc.edu
#TwitteRx @epaigemorgan


Rachel “Amanda” Zamora, PharmD

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Rachel Amanda Zamora

Education

PGY1: MUSC Health
Pharmacy Education: University of Maryland
Previous Education: BS Biology, University of Maryland College Park

Hometown

Fallston, Maryland

Professional Interests

Medical ICU, Burn/Surgery-Trauma ICU, Delirium, Infectious Diseases

Research

PGY2: Predictive probability of procalcitonin for central fever in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
PGY1: Impact of continuation of prior to admission neuropsychiatric medications in the intensive care unit: A prospective, observational study

Involvement

Pharmacy Residency Philanthropy Committee Pharmacy Residency Social Committee Pharmacy Adult On-Call Committee Pharmacy Practice Committee

Outside of Pharmacy

I enjoy biking for sunsets, cheering on Real Madrid, taking my pup Ollie to the beach, weekend brunch and breweries with my co-residents, and dancing. A fun fact about myself is that I am a violinist!

Why MUSC

I am excited and proud to be completing my PGY2 critical care residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. The residency program is one of the oldest in the country and has a strong reputation for training exceptional clinicians. The critical care program at MUSC has a diverse set of preceptors that trained throughout the nation who provide a clinically rigorous and supportive environment. The strong emphasis on teamwork as well as the leadership roles of critical care pharmacists among the interdisciplinary team are two of the main reasons I chose this program!

Email Dr. Zamora at zamorar@musc.edu
#TwitteRx @ZamoraPharmD