Pharmacy Residency - Current Residents

Julia R. James, PharmD


Hometown: Muncy, PA

School of Pharmacy: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases.

Post-PGY1 Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in cardiology or a clinical pharmacist position.

What attracted you to HOCC? HOCC checked all of my boxes for a PGY1. They have a wide variety of rotation experiences, ample opportunities to teach and precept pharmacy students, and have awesome preceptors. I was especially excited to get involved in transitions of care and anticoagulation. HOCC cultivates a positive and supportive environment and is a great place to work.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love going for walks/runs after work, trying new restaurants, and watching Disney+.

Research Project: Impact of a pharmacist-led transitions of care service on reducing readmissions among heart failure patients.

MUE Topic: Vitamin K dosing, system-wide use compared to guideline recommendations.

CE Topic: Updates in Hypertension and Heart Failure.

Kaitlin Armstrong, PharmD


Hometown: Bolton, CT

School of Pharmacy: Western New England University

Professional Interests: Solid Organ Transplant, Infectious Diseases, and Critical Care.

Post-PGY1 Plans: I am tentatively planning to pursue a PGY2 in critical care but I’m keeping an open mind as I rotate through different services this fall!

What attracted you to HOCC? HOCC had everything I was looking for in a residency experience. It is a medium-sized hospital with a mix of teaching and non-teaching teams, a busy emergency department, and has an amazing staff of pharmacists who are experienced and supportive. I’m most excited about getting the opportunity to rotate through our MICU, NICU, and emergency department this year.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love getting outside and biking, running, or hiking with my dog.

Research Project: Impact of Clevidipine versus Nicardipine on Time in Range when Lowering Blood Pressure.

MUE Topic: Agitation Order Set Use.

CE Topic: Pain, Agitation, Sedation, and Delirium in the ICU.

Pharmacy Residency

New Britain General Campus
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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Alexander Levine PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacist
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050