Charles Gregor F. Derupe is a PGY-2 pharmacy practice resident originally from Hagerstown, Maryland – a small city very much like Bangor. He received both his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has worked in a 340B pharmacy within a federally qualified health care center (FQHC) during school, bringing his experiences to Bangor’s very own FQHC and 340B pharmacy. Gregor found his interest and passion in ambulatory care and psychiatric pharmacy while taking care of patients during his advanced pharmacy practice rotations. Gregor is ecstatic to be able to pursue his goal of becoming a successful ambulatory care pharmacist through the pharmacy practice residency at PCHC. He hopes to enhance his clinical pharmacy skills to one day make a big impact to the lives of his patients. With a plethora of outstanding providers and health care professionals at PCHC to share their knowledge and wisdom, Gregor has no doubt this residency will help him grow as a pharmacist and as a person.
Minh Hoang received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University and Master of Public Health from Columbia University. Having both parents as pharmacists, Minh found her interest in pharmacy at a young age. However, her passion for ambulatory care and pharmacy administration developed during her clinical rotations and she was eager to start at a residency program with a strong focus on both.
During her PGY-1 year at PCHC, Minh really enjoyed the different learning experiences she got from rotating through 3 different clinics and the unique opportunity to perform home visits with the Transition of Care team. She also discovered her passion for homeless health and started a Diabetes Clinic at the Hope House Health and Living Center in Bangor. She looks forward to continuing to serve her community in the greater Bangor area and gaining additional leadership experiences in this upcoming year.
Where Are They Now?
Community Pharmacy Resident, Penobscot Community Health Care
Chelsea received both her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences and her Doctorate of Pharmacy while at Northeastern University in Boston, MA over the last 5 years. Chelsea has experience working in both clinical and community settings from Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy, both in Cambridge, MA. During clinical rotations, Chelsea developed a passion for primary and ambulatory care pharmacy, particularly in areas with higher populations of people that have difficulty accessing health care. Chelsea is delighted to be receiving additional training at PCHC as it is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Patient Centered Medical Home and offers many opportunities in medication management both through work with fellow health care professionals and work with the patients themselves.
Chelsea was a Pharmacy resident at PCHC from 2014-2016, and then the PCHC Pharmacy Operations Manager and Residency Director from 2016-2018. She is currently working as the Pharmacy Manager at Fairfield Hospital – Cleveland Clinic.
Where Are They Now?
Pharmacy Manager at Fairfield Hospital - Cleveland Clinic
Nick Michaud is from the New Hampshire Seacoast but was born in Bangor, Maine. Nick attended the University of New England for both undergraduate and graduate school.
Nick’s interest in pharmacy was sparked by his many extended family members who work in the medical field. His interest in administration and leadership began with involvement in school activities and on several sports teams. Participation matriculated into leadership roles at school, within organizations, on teams, and at work and is something he is hoping to continue throughout his pharmacy career. While on an administration APPE rotation at PCHC with former Chief Pharmacy Officer Felicity Homsted, it became clear that a health systems administration residency was best aligned with his interests.
Throughout school and APPE clinical rotations Nick also developed a strong interest in ambulatory and direct patient care. He found the opportunity to gain additional training and experience in both administration and ambulatory care at PCHC is well suited for his aspirations.
Kristopher Ravin is originally from Brooks, Maine and attended Husson University where he received his Doctorate in Pharmacy. He started working at Penobscot Community Health Care as a Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership intern in 2014 where he became involved in the Controlled Substance Stewardship committee. During his time in school, he developed a strong interest in psychopharmacology and substance use disorders. During his first year of residency, he became involved in the Suboxone program at the Hope House. He is excited to continue his work with the Controlled Substance Stewardship committee and start developing integrated pharmacy services focused on the treatment of substance use disorders.
Husson University School of Pharmacy
Where Are They Now?
Pharmacy Operations Manager, Penobscot Community Health Care