Eli Philips, Pharm.D.
E-mail: Eli [dot] Philipsuvmhealth [dot] org
Hometown: Fairfax, VT
School of Pharmacy: MCPHS University, Boston
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Maine Medical Center
Professional Interests: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, procedural pain/sedation, substance abuse/misuse, toxicology, mass casualty/disaster response, new-age educational delivery, resident resiliency, and pharmacognosy
What attracted you to UVM Medical Center: UVM Medical Center checked all the boxes for me; a large academic level 1 trauma center, strong acute care department, with welcoming staff. During my interview I was blown away at how down to earth and eager to teach everyone at UVMMC was. Throw in the progressive role of the EM pharmacists, departmental research initiatives, and perfect mix of volume and (good) chaos and I was sold!
What do you love most about VT: I find Vermont offers a little bit of everything. Mountains for hiking and snowsports within 1 hour from Burlington, Lake Champlain for the beach/watersports, plenty of restaurants, breweries, and concerts in Burlington make it a great place to live.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Running, road/mountain biking, hiking, and ultimate frisbee during the warmer months. Backcountry snowboarding and cross-country skiing during the winter.
Krisi Stemple, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Hometown: Oswego, NY
School of Pharmacy: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
PGY1: The University of Vermont Medical Center
Professional Interests: ACLS, Toxicology, Patient Safety, Hemostasis
What attracted you to UVM Medical Center: I fell in love with the Burlington area many years ago while visiting during school breaks. When I realized there was a residency program at The UVM Medical Center, it seemed like it was meant to be. The individuals that were part of my interview were down-to-earth and genuinely cared about who I was and how to help me reach my goals. After spending my first year as a PGY1 resident at The UVM Medical Center, I couldn't have been more excited to continue my training here and work with such a great group of people in one of my favorite places!
What do you love most about VT: The culture, both at the hospital and in the community, is extremely welcoming and has a warm feel to it. There are countless activities at the tip of our fingers here in Vermont, whether that be hiking, skiing, rock climbing, enjoying delicious food and craft beer, listening to great live music, or taking a quick trip to Montreal or Boston. Burlington, VT has most of the amenities that come with a big city but with a small town feel.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible whether that be running, hiking, camping, or enjoying outdoor music festivals. I also spend a lot of my free time searching for new, unique plants and caring for the ones that I currently have.