Pharmacy Residency - Current Residents

Megan Machnicz, PharmD


Hometown: Seymour, CT

School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

Post-PGY1 Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in emergency medicine or critical care or a clinical pharmacist position

What attracted you to HOCC? HOCC had everything I was looking for in a residency program. After completing my longitudinal rotation at HOCC last fall, I knew HOCC had fantastic learning rotations and very knowledgeable preceptors to learn from. HOCC has a busy emergency room and ICU which are two of my clinical interests. I was also an intern within Hartford healthcare prior to residency and was interested in staying within the system for residency. 

What do you like to do in your free time? Running, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family

Research Project: Impact of Sodium Bicarbonate on Mortality in Cardiac Arrest Matched for Initial Presenting Rhythm

MUE Topic: Anticoagulation reversal order set and Kcentra dosing for warfarin order panel

CE Topic: Management of pediatric/ neonatal emergencies

Olga Shutov, PharmD


Hometown: Westfield, MA

School of Pharmacy: Western New England University

Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Post-PGY1 Plans: I am planning to pursue a PGY-2 in Infectious Diseases or stay on as a clinical pharmacist with Hartford HealthCare

What attracted you to HOCC? I appreciated that HOCC was a medium-sized hospital with opportunities and teaching services similar to that of a larger medical center. Rounding with the medical team during clinical rotations was very important to me and HOCC definitely incorporated multi-disciplinary learning into most of the pharmacy residency rotations. I was also very impressed with the overall pharmacy team and preceptors at HOCC, as they have many years of experience in their respective fields and are all very passionate about precepting and teaching which was evident during the interview. I am most excited about rounding with the infectious diseases consult service team, having the opportunity to take ID II as an elective with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship, and also being able to go outside of my comfort zone by taking the emergency medicine elective and learning to respond to codes in our busy emergency department. The HOCC residency preceptors have been fully supportive of all of my future career aspirations and tailored my rotations in a manner to best prepare me to pursue either a PGY-2 in my interest areas or a thriving career as a clinical pharmacist.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love visiting coffee shops, taco trucks, and hanging out with my cat Coco Puff

Research Project: Efficacy of Secondary Oral Vancomycin Prophylaxis in a High-Risk Patient Population Receiving Systemic Antibiotics

MUE Topic: Dalbavancin Use in the HHC System 

CE Topic: Updates in C. difficile Treatment

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