HCMC Welcomes Pharmacy Residents

Cutline: Pictured are the incoming and outgoing residents in HCMC’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Photographed from left to right: Anna Mayberry, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacist; Jacob Fussell, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident; Caroline Johnson, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident; and Carrie McCulloch, Pharm. D, Clinical Pharmacist.

Paris, TN- Henry County Medical Center is excited to welcome Caroline Johnson and Jacob Fussell to our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program.

Originally from Bowling Green, KY, Johnson is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University College of Pharmacy.

“I chose to pursue pharmacy residency training to develop the skills necessary to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist,” said Johnson. “I can already tell that HCMC is going to challenge me and push me to think critically and independently, ultimately allowing me to grow into a confident leader in the pharmacy profession.”

HCMC’s other pharmacy resident, Jacob Fussell, is originally from McKenzie, TN, and saw this as an opportunity to continue his education in the area he calls home. Fussell received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University. Additionally, he completed his graduate studies at Union University College of Pharmacy.

Fussell shared, “I was drawn to HCMC because of its culture of caring. The immediate sense of community and genuine concern for the patient’s well-being makes it a dream work environment.”

Henry County Medical Center’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares residents with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to become a competent pharmacy practitioner and an adjunct pharmacy school faculty member serving a community hospital.

A pharmacy resident is a licensed pharmacist that pursues additional training to gain a better understanding of how to apply the knowledge and skills learned in school to real patients, situations, and settings. Residency training is crucial to new pharmacists, who are going into a healthcare environment that involves ever changing roles and responsibility.

During a residency, the resident will get the chance to work with patients as part of an interdisciplinary team, sharpening their critical thinking skills, and learning the subtleties of leadership. They also will have the opportunity to be exposed to different facets of practice and learn about the many and varied career paths available to pharmacists today. The 12-month program provides the necessary opportunities for highly motivated pharmacist to achieve their professional goals.

HCMC is excited to further expand our pharmacy staff with the addition of two clinical pharmacists. Carrie McCulloch, Pharm. D., and Anna Mayberry, Pharm. D., completed their PGY-1 pharmacy residencies with HCMC in June and will now both be working as full time pharmacy staff within our organization.

“I never thought I could love my job as much as I do at HCMC,” said McCulloch. “Not only are my co-workers in pharmacy amazing people to work with, but the entire hospital staff is welcoming and dedicated to creating a positive environment for our patients and our healthcare team.”

Coming to Tennessee from Albuquerque, NM, Carrie McCulloch, Pharm. D., received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics from the University of New Mexico in 2008. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2018.

Originally from Parsons, TN, Anna Mayberry, Pharm. D., is a graduate of Belmont University College of Pharmacy where she received a degree in Pharmaceutical Studies in 2013 and her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2017.

To learn more about our pharmacy residency program, check out our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.