Samantha Siepak
PharmD Candidate 2020
Clinical Pharmacy Intern, Summer 2018

Biography

Samantha Siepak graduated from the University of Chicago Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Internship program July 27th, 2018. She is currently completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy. While completing her degree, she also currently works for CVS as a pharmacist intern. During her summer internship at UChicago she rounded with the multidisciplinary team in the Med/Surge unit and collected critical medication histories and built relationships with newly admitted patients. She also collaborated with UChicago clinical and administrative staff to complete drug shortage tasks and assist current residents with multiple projects. Her professional interests include internal medicine, critical care and research. She is looking forward to applying for PGY1 residency, PGY2 training (undecided) and eventual board certification.

Value of the UCM CPI Program

“I think that the CPI Program was an amazingly unique experience that solidified my interest in pursuing clinical pharmacy. I was able to experience so many different aspects of clinical and operational pharmacy and obtained close relationships with the co-interns, preceptors and current residents. The CPI program has allowed me to learn so many skills that I will use throughout my career as a future pharmacist.”

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM CPI Program

  • Networking

  • Rounding with multidisciplinary teams

  • Helping patients understand their health and medications

  • Completing projects with residents and clinical team members