Brianna Groen, PharmD

PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Resident


Hometown: Racine, WI

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy 

Why did you choose Michigan's residency program? Michigan's residency program stood out amongst others because of the opportunities the residency program provides for residents to grow as leaders in pharmacy.  There are learning opportunities at every moment during residency and the preceptors and program coordinators help ensure residents are maximizing these experiences. I was also drawn to the affiliation with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, as residents are adjunct clinical faculty and have many opportunities to work with students in the classroom and in the clinical setting, as well as obtaining a teaching certificate. Additionally, there is great support and camaraderie amongst co-residents. The residency program offers many opportunities to interact and work with your co-residents through committees, wellness days, and during weekend staffing.

Research Topic: Evaluation of Student Perceptions of a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Course in the BSPS Curriculum

Writing Topic: Adherence to opioids in cancer patients; a systematic review

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Travelling, reading, eating ice cream and trying new ice cream shops, hiking, spending time with friends & family, house-plant enthusiast 

Favorite Book: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Favorite Movie: Marvel movies mostly because my husband goes to every opening night and also brings me along

Favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor: Isalita, Anna's House

Advice for future residents: Be proud of your accomplishments that have brought you to this point. You have achieved great things thus far, and you will continue to build upon this success and grow your confidence in your practice as a pharmacy resident. Residency will be challenging, but there is reward in personal reflection where you can see large personal and professional growth in a short amount of time.