Current Residents

 

 

                  Pharmacy Residency Class 2013-2014 

 

Karen Lai, PharmD

Dr. Karen Lai is a PGY1 pharmacy resident. She serves as a preceptor to University of California, San Francisco student pharmacists and University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long student pharmacists. Dr. Lai received her bachelor of science in biochemistry / chemistry and bachelor of arts in economics from University of California, San Diego in 2008 and doctor of pharmacy from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy in 2013.  She currently has memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and California Pharmacists Association. KLai2@communitymedical.org

 

Tamar K. Lawful, PharmD

Dr. Tamar Lawful is a PGY1 pharmacy resident. She serves as a preceptor to University of California, San Francisco student pharmacists and University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long student pharmacists.  Dr. Lawful received her doctor of pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in 2004. She currently has memberships with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. TLawful@communitymedical.org

 

 

Christina Wong, PharmD

Dr. Christina Wong is a PGY1 pharmacy resident. She serves as a preceptor to University of California, San Francisco student pharmacists and University of Pacific, Thomas J. Long student pharmacists.  Dr. Wong received her bachelor of arts in molecular and cell biology from University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and doctor of pharmacy from University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy in 2013. She currently has memberships with the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, California Pharmacists Association, and California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  CWong@communitymedical.org

  

This program offers an impressive array of opportunities that fit my needs and desires: critical care training in a Level I Trauma Center, diverse ambulatory care practice and preceptors that are dedicated to teaching. I am certain that the program will provide me the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence and drive needed to meet the rigorous demands of clinical pharmacy and to succeed as a practitioner.  If you aspire to make a difference in your practice, you have found the right place. -Dr. Karen Lai (2013-2014)

Prior to applying to the Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, I worked as a pharmacist in the inpatient pharmacy.  I was able to witness the wealth of knowledge possessed by the preceptors, the passion they had for the program, and their individual field of expertise.  Additionally, being the only Level I Trauma Center in the Central Valley, CRMC has an amazingly diverse patient population that would expose me to a variety of disease states and treatment options.  I knew that a residency with CRMC would offer me:  exceptional mentorship and training; equip me with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide quality patient care; and ultimately playing a large role in my continual development as a pharmacist.  -Dr. Tamar K. Lawful (2013-2014)

The main reason I chose to pursue a residency at Community Regional Medical Center is its position as a leading acute care center that offers a breadth of experiences in a variety of practice settings.  Another major factor that drew me to this program was the preceptors, who are all very supportive and truly dedicated to teaching, and are consistently up to date on the latest advances in the pharmacy profession. I am confident that this residency will be a rewarding experience that will provide a solid foundation for me to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist.  -Dr. Christina Wong (2013-2014)