Angela Chen, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Troy, MI

Pharmacy School: University of Michigan

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Due to my interests in pediatrics and academia, I wanted to complete my post-graduate training at a large academic center with a wide variety of clinical rotations in both children and adults. As a student of U of M, I appreciated the high level of care provided at Michigan and the opportunity to see rare and critical disease states in a variety of populations. I also wanted to complete my PGY1 at program with an emphasis on academia, and U of M provides ample opportunities to develop teaching skills via resident teaching assignments at the College of Pharmacy, academia rotations, and precepting pharmacy students on rotation. Additionally, since Michigan is a strong research institution, the program fit my goals of developing research skills and completing an impactful clinical research project during my residency. Lastly, I love living in Ann Arbor!

Research Topic: Comparison of Inpatient versus Home/Hybrid IV Antibiotic Therapy for Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Writing Topic: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Ganciclovir in an Infant on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Singing/songwriting, reading, cycling

Favorite Book: Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Favorite Movie: The Bob's Burgers Movie

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Nagomi Sushi

Advice for future residents: Take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way, ask lots of questions, use calendars/planners to keep organized, and focus on enjoying the learning process. Also be sure to set healthy boundaries and keep in touch with the person you are outside of work!