May 18, 2017
Dr. Pogue with Paul Walker, PharmD, Director of Experiential Education, Community Engagement, and CE, was recognized at the 14th annual Preceptor Symposium last week.

Kristen Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, clinical pharmacist specialist in cardiology at Michigan Medicine, was named the 2017 Preceptor of the Year Award winner at the 14th Annual Preceptor Symposium, May 12, 2017.

Dr. Pogue received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in 2006 and went on to complete both her PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 cardiology residency training at Michigan Medicine.

Since completing her residency training, Kristen has practiced as an adult inpatient cardiology pharmacy specialist at Michigan Medicine. Throughout this time, she has precepted both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice student rotational experiences for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  She also serves as a preceptor for Michigan Medicine PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 cardiology, solid organ transplant, and critical care residents.

Kristen is passionate about training future pharmacists, and relishes in the opportunity to pay forward what was provided to her by preceptors at both Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Michigan. Kristen finds the opportunity to refine the clinical skills and critical thinking of our future generations of pharmacists to be one of the greatest charges of a clinician. Furthermore, through successful integration of her students into her clinical practice she is thankful to be able to extend her own reach in the provision of direct patient care.

“Dr. Pogue exemplified what the Michigan Difference means to me,” said one of the students who nominated Dr. Pogue. “She went above and beyond to orient me to the site as well as to the patient care team I would be working with during my rotation. She pushed me to want to be a better student and want to be a better pharmacist for my patients. There were days when she was spread thin as she was helping to cover extra areas, but she always made time to teach me and my peers. Her love of teaching is something that came through every single day that I worked with her. She made a very challenging cardiology rotation my favorite rotation yet. She is someone I will continue to look up to and who I will strive to become as I continue on in my career.”