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PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residents

Lauren Christo PharmD

Lauren Christo, PharmD

School of Pharmacy: Western New England University

Hometown: Lincoln, Rhode Island
Email: lauren.christo@baystatehealth.org
Professional interests: preventative medicine, ambulatory care, diabetes
Personal interests: spending time with friends and family, trying new coffee shops & breweries, going to the beach

What attracted you to Baystate Medical Center?

 I worked in the inpatient pharmacy here at Baystate during pharmacy school and completed a few APPE rotations with Baystate. Since the start of my time with Baystate, I have loved the atmosphere and the people I have worked with. I knew I wanted to continue my time here as a resident because the program exposes me to many different community pharmacy care experiences and allows me to work with great preceptors/mentors!

What is your favorite thing about living in the area?

 I went to pharmacy school in the area and never had a lot of free time to explore it as a student. I am excited to explore Western Mass this year and check on restaurants in the area!

What are you most excited for this year?

I am excited to learn and apply my skills throughout my rotations while working alongside all my wonderful preceptors and co-resident. I am also excited for the opportunities in academia to help precept pharmacy students!

Rachel Yan PharmD

Rachel Yan, PharmD

School of Pharmacy: Western New England University

Hometown: Southampton, MA
Email: Rachel.Yan@baystatehealth.org
Professional interests: Ambulatory care and preventive medicine
Personal interests: Cooking and eating, gardening, and hanging out with my friends and cat

What attracted you to Baystate Medical Center?

Proximity to home

What is your favorite thing about living in the area?

Hiking at Mount Tom

What are you most excited for this year?

I am most excited to be able to apply the pharmacy practices I’ve gathered from pharmacy school and experimental rotations and be able to continuously advance my clinical and leadership skills to create impactful patient care.