UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Meet our Current Residents


Pharmacy Resident, Amanda Hagan 

I graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and then matched with IMMC for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program and then moved back home to the Des Moines area. I have enjoyed working with all the talented pharmacists and medical staff, participating in patient care rounds and attending various meetings and programs. It's a great place to continue to learn and become a confident clinical pharmacist. I look forward to what the rest of this year brings!




Pharmacy Resident, Shawn Blackman

I graduated from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May of 2014. I was looking for a program somewhere in the Midwest and was lucky enough to get to stay in Des Moines to complete my residency. Des Moines is a great city to explore and enjoy many of its attractions such as its bike/walking trails, shopping centers, and multiple restaurants. This residency here at Iowa Methodist Medical Center has provided me with multiple opportunities to learn from some great pharmacists and physicians. The staff here are also great at providing guidance initially but I feel as the year has gone on I have had multiple opportunities to work independently and develop my own skills as a clinical pharmacist. I look forward to the many upcoming opportunities to continue to develop my skills as a clinician.