Alexander Nixon, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky 

Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan had the experiences I was looking for: preceptors that would push me, diverse rotations, and an emphasis on teaching.  But what really sold me was once I got to talk to the preceptors and learn how invested they are in teaching and mentoring residents.

Research Topic: Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Adult Patients Receiving Regular Insulin Added to Parenteral Nutrition Versus Other Modalities.

Writing Topic: Emergency Department Use of Phenobarbital for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Fishing, golfing, farmers marketing, reading, scuba diving

Favorite Book: The Alchemist

Favorite Movie: Oceans 11

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Isalita for tacos and guacamole followed by a drink at Bills

Advice for future residents: Residency is not a marathon it is closer to an Iron Man (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon). Do not try and sprint the swim or you will drown, find a pace stick to it and be cognizant of when you are burning out. But also like an Iron Man you have a team that supports you through it. Lean on your preceptors, mentors and of course your copresidents. We will all make it to the end.