When he's not cooking for his family or building a computer, Julian Mattes is learning new skills he will apply as he begins his career as a pharmacist. He recently completed the Broward Health Medical Center's PGY-1 (postgraduate year one) pharmacy residency program.
"I love the variety of opportunities that were available to me at Broward Health,” he said. “Not every pharmacy resident has access to a critical care setting or oncology.”
Julian was attracted to Broward Health Medical Center because of the diverse learning experiences offered to residents and the convenient South Florida location, which he says are easily accessible to employees and patients alike.
With the ability to rotate throughout several areas of the hospital, Julian was able to enhance his growing skill set. “As a resident it was important for me to be able to quickly adapt to changing situations,” he said. “I took on a pharmacy informatics rotation, which helped expand my knowledge as a new pharmacist.”
When asked about the one accomplishment he’s proudest of, Julian didn’t hesitate. “With guidance from my preceptors, I was able to design and execute a clinical study on the occurrence of Clostridium difficile infections at Broward Health Medical Center. The results were presented at multiple national pharmacy conferences.”