Caroline Welles, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Triad Healthcare Network
Education: Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Oriental, North Carolina
Residency Research: Quality performance and financial implications of integrating a pharmacist in a primary care clinic
Practice Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Population Health, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Behavioral Health
Why Residency: My interests in pharmacy practice are broad but mobilizing to all of my work are genuine human connections and individualized approaches to problem solving. Through empathy and creativity, my goal is to implement optimized therapeutic plans alongside other healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes. I saw an Ambulatory Care PGY2 as a necessary, not optional, step in my career development in order to reach my central goal. As accountable care organizations take a fresh look at population health and widespread quality improvement, I saw a residency at Triad HealthCare Network (THN) partnered with Cone Health as an ideal opportunity. Accountable care organizations have finally given us financial justification to think outside the box and DO THE RIGHT THING for our patients. I could not be more proud to receive multidisciplinary training at THN and Cone Health where creativity is encouraged and all are eager to jump in to solve any problem.