The Nontraditional Pharmacist Partners With The Pharmacy Podcast Network to bring a new dynamic to the leading network dedicated to the Pharmacy Profession.
“We are here to provide a single pharmacy platform that showcases unique roles, connects the world’s pharmacists, and helps build your pharmacy professional toolbox.” – Nick Kirkpatrick, PharmD
About TNP Co-Hosts:
Lynn Switaj, PharmD
Lynn Switaj was born and raised just outside Cleveland, Ohio and will be moving back after 8 years of school between Chicago and Ann Arbor. Lynn is an incredible athlete and played collegiate hockey for Lake Forest College. She continues to compete today!
During pharmacy school Lynn gained research experience while working with one of the Deans of the College of Pharmacy. They were able to produce a publication for their work and presented their findings at numerous conferences. She also gained retail experience from a local independent pharmacy.
Lynn’s future plans include working as a pharmacist at Walgreen’s pharmacy. She is particularly excited about exploring the world of MTM. She loves the idea of these clinical services redefining the traditional community pharmacy!
Fun Fact: Has the best golden lab in the entire world, named Duke.
Matt Paterini, PharmD
Matt Paterini is originally from Saline, just outside of Ann Arbor, MI (not including his younger southern upbringing). Some would say he is pretty good at golf, considering he has won numerous local tournaments and holds several records.
Matt was the Chief Intern for the University of Michigan Health System pharmacy internship program. He primarily worked in the Cancer Center outpatient infusion clinic.
Regarding future plans, Matt has never been one to follow the standard path. He completed IBM’s Global Sales School as the #1 Top Performer and will begin his career in IBM’s healthcare cloud software division. His nontraditional role was a driving force for the creation of our website so others can see the wide range of opportunities available in the pharmacy profession.
Fun fact: Holds the Course Record at his home golf course.
Nick Kirkpatrick, PharmD
Nick Kirkpatrick, also known as “Nikykirk”, is a native Michigander from St. Joseph. Despite never passing up a good time, he earned his way to the top of the pharmacy class, graduating with high honors and too many cords around his robe to count.
His past pharmacy experience includes interning in both the hospital and retail settings, along with a managed care internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, working on both the commercial and Medicare Part D teams. He has a ton of experience!
Following graduation, Nick began his career with CVS Health – Target Channel as a floating pharmacist, a position he was offered while on P4 APPE due to his strong networking skills. He recently moved into a pharmacy manager role and is very excited about this opportunity as it has great potential to help him learn about the business aspects of pharmacy, while also developing his management skills.
Fun fact: Nick was an All-State pitcher in high school.