Baptist DeSoto Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Residents

Yusef Akbik

PGY1

Muhammad Akbik

Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Christian Brothers University, 2014

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee-College of Pharmacy, 2019

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of the friendly atmosphere I felt during my rotations here.

What is your day like?
Each day presents its own new challenges and opportunities. But there is no challenge that I cannot overcome, especially with the help of all of the amazing staff here at Baptist DeSoto.

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of the friendly atmosphere I felt during my rotations here.

Personal interests outside of the residency program
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and listening to music.

Personal interests outside of the residency program
I love to go on road trips and visit national parks, and I have set a personal goal to visit each state in the US. I also love to try new recipes, spend time with family, go shopping, and watch Ole Miss sports.

Why pharmacy as a career?
Ever since I was a child I have always wanted to be in the medical field. And as I continued on my journey to find my path to the future, everything fell into place perfectly, and I found myself here.

Why would you recommend Baptist to a prospective applicant?
All of the Baptist hospitals have the same atmosphere of kindness and love, and a dedication to providing the best possible care to the patient. If you are looking to complete your residency in a place that will help you develop academically, medically, professionally and personally, I would definitely recommend Baptist.

Jesney Jacob

PGY1

Jesney Jacob

Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Texas at Arlington

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Why did you choose Baptist?
I chose Baptist because of the variety of rotation experiences available that can be tailored to your interests. The clinical preceptors are also very knowledgeable and great to work with.

What is your day like?
A typical day involves some combination of the following: completing consults, attending rounds, topic discussions, attending CE or meetings, and operational staffing.

What's your favorite thing about Memphis?
I enjoy trying different restaurants around Memphis.

Personal interests outside of the residency program
My hobbies include running, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Madeline Ott

PGY1

Madeline Ott

Undergraduate degree
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi, 2016

Pharmacy degree
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2019