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Matthew Rico, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Ascension Genesys Hospital
Grand Blanc

Something interesting about yourself that you would like to share: When I retire after a successful career in pharmacy, I think it would be awesome to own a coffee shop! 

Describe Your Role/Day In the Life: As a resident, I have learned how to function in many different practice areas within the pharmacy department at Genesys to prepare for the rest of my career. I have had the opportunity to become involved with many different committees at Genesys, such as the P&T Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the ICU/Telemetry Task Force. Additionally, Ascension has offered me opportunities to become involved with statewide and national antimicrobial stewardship committees to impact patient care across their network of hospitals. I hope to move on to a PGY2 in Infectious Diseases next year! 

Why are you an MSHP/MPA Member: MSHP has provided me with a platform to meet some of the most influential people in the state of Michigan. I have really enjoyed working with members of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee to learn about how to further stewardship practices at many different institutions. Making connections with pharmacy leaders who have the drive to make change is an invaluable resource to me and I'm very thankful to be a part of MSHP! 

Recent Accomplishments: I graduated from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in May 2019 with High Distinction. Additionally, I had the privilege to write an article on the updated CAP Guidelines for the MSHP Monitor in March. 

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