Jason Lew, Pharm.D.
E-mail: Jason [dot] Lewuvmhealth [dot] orgrel="noopener" target="_blank"
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
School of Pharmacy: University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, Trauma, and Toxicology
What attracted you to UVM Medical Center: I chose UVM Medical Center because the PGY2 emergency medicine (EM) program stood out. I found the numerous opportunities afforded to residents at a level I trauma center, primary stroke center, and cardiac catheterization center. The EM residency also including a diversity of learning experiences with the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of emergency medical care by offering a rural emergency medicine rotation at Central Vermont Medical Center. Probably the most important reason is the preceptors at UVM are supportive, passionate in emergency medicine, and invested in advancing the professional growth of the resident.
What do you love most about VT: What I love most about Vermont is that it offers a mecca of outdoor activities. The mountains offers hiking, chasing waterfalls, and biking during the spring and fall. During winter, skiing/snowboarding becomes available. Lake Champlain is also easily accessible for water activates during the summer. So, for me there is always something to do in Vermont with each of the seasons. Not only has breathtakingly picturesque landscapes there is a real sense of community at the medical center and in Burlington.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, craft breweries, hiking, and trying new restaurants.
Catherine Platt, Pharm.D.
E-mail: catherine [dot] plattuvmhealth [dot] orgtarget="_blank"
Hometown: Crofton, MD
School of Pharmacy: Northeastern University
PGY1 Residency: UW Medicine
Professional Interests: ACLS, hemostasis, toxicology, substance use/abuse, backcountry/wilderness medicine
What attracted you to UVM Medical Center: When I first met Kyle and Eli at Midyear, I knew I wanted to apply to the program. In addition to being a Level 1 Trauma Center with opportunities in Pediatric EM and tons of opportunities to collaborate with providers on research initiatives or to work on public speaking skills, the group at UVM is so warm and down to earth. It was obvious during my interview that everyone was invested in helping me succeed and genuinely loved working at UVM!
What do you love most about VT: Vermont is a beautiful state with great breweries and places to go exploring! Whether its hiking sections of the Long Trail, paddle boarding on Lake Champlain, biking through Burlington, or swimming at one of the falls, there are tons of beautiful places to be outdoors. After a long day adventuring or a hard day of work, it's always nice to grab food or a drink with coworkers!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Anything outdoors! Rock climbing, hiking/backpacking, paddle boarding, gardening, snowshoeing and snowboarding are a few of my favorites.
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 Employment Post-Residency: Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine/Critical Care; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
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.