Did you know Sona participates in a community pharmacy residency program?
In a nutshell, the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency (offered through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy) is an extra year of community pharmacy training for a recently graduated pharmacist.
The residents that take part in this program are some of the brightest young pharmacists in the nation!
This year, we are happy to welcome Caroline Miller to the Sona team!
Tell us a little about yourself!
I am originally from Apex, NC (outside of Raleigh) and have lived in North Carolina my whole life.
I was born and raised a Tarheel– both of my parents went to UNC, as did my grandpa. I completed 3 years of undergrad at UNC before starting pharmacy school, and recently graduated from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in May 2019.
I am a third-generation pharmacist as well after my dad and grandpa.
What is your passion within pharmacy?
I am extremely passionate about collaborative practice, disease state management (especially diabetes care), geriatric pharmacy, nutritional health and wellness, and have a newfound interest in specialty pharmacy, thanks to Sona!
Any way that I can provide exceptional care to my patients gets me excited, but especially in those areas.
What made you choose Sona?
I am thrilled to be here at Sona, practicing alongside leaders in community pharmacy.
I chose Sona as my residency site because here, our patients are our priority.
Sona is providing unique, top-of-the-line pharmacy services day in and day out, but taking care of people is truly at the heart of all we do. Every member of the team is held to the highest standard and is practicing at the top of his/her license.
The Sona team is caring, innovative, and supportive– my time here thus far has been so rewarding, and I know that I will continue being challenged to become the best pharmacist I can be.
What makes your personal skill set unique to help patients?
I think my strongest skill is my ability to communicate with others and make them feel comfortable.
I want my patients to feel heard and never judged, knowing that they can always be open with me. This level of communication allows me to better assess where a patient is on his/her health journey and support them in achieving their personal health goals.
What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is that I was the president of my college a cappella group, The UNC Loreleis. Check us out on iTunes and Spotify!
Outside of the pharmacy, what are your hobbies?
In my free time, I still love to sing.
I have been singing at weddings of several friends lately, which has been a blast!
I also love spending time outside and hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, doing yoga, and trying new restaurants.
Finally, what should patients remember about your blog post?
I hope that patients will remember that I am always available to lend a listening ear, whether the issue is pharmacy-related or not.
Even if I can’t help directly, I will always do my absolute best to point them in the direction of someone who can!