Editor’s Note: Gillette celebrates Annie Tchao, and all our pharmacy team members, during National Pharmacy Week October 18-24!

What is your position and role at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare? I have been an evening clinical pharmacist at Gillette for almost two years.  My daily activities include entering medication Meet Us Monday - Annie Tchao, Clinical Pharmacistorders, checking products, providing clinical consults, interviewing sleep clinic patients, and providing discharge teaching.  I am also involved with several small committees to help improve the discharge medication process, pharmacy workflow and pharmacy policies. 

Do you have a favorite Gillette memory? My favorite memory is when a patient’s mom told me how appreciative she was to have a pharmacist console them on the medications they would need once they left Gillette.  She has never seen this service offered and was very grateful for the work I do.

Why did you choose to become a pharmacist? I wanted a career that involves both science and math while allowing me to work in the healthcare field; therefore, being a pharmacist was a great fit.  I can use math to calculate the dose and science to understand how drugs affect the body. 

What do you like best about being a pharmacist? The best thing about being a pharmacist is the variety of pharmacy fields you can work at.  In the past, I have had the privilege to work at retail, ambulatory, mail order, home infusion, and inpatient pharmacy.  I would like to continue exploring other pharmacy fields to improve patient care in the future.

Do you have any children or pets?  I have one baby girl on the way, due in mid-November.  My husband and I are excited to be first-time parents.  I do not have any pets since I am afraid of anything hairy and on four legs.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? It would be Japan and Korea because I love sushi, Korean food and their culture.

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