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2/19/2016

Michael Gillette

Michael Gillette

Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology, Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center

Houston, TX

Michael’s Story

Dr. Gillette graduated from Nova Southeatern University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency as well as a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiology at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL.

He was previously a member of the New Practitioners Forum – Science and Research Advisory group and is the Network Facilitator for Cardiology in the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. He also enjoys reviewing CVs for ASHP and tries to do so at every opportunity.

Facility

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is a Government/Teaching Facility affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine. It is located on a 118-acre campus within the Texas Medical Center. It has over 350 acute care beds, a 40-bed spinal cord injury unit, 120-bed Community Living Center as well as a 40-bed domiciliary residence for homeless Veterans. It serves as the primary health care provider for almost 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas with at least 5 satellite clinics located in nearby areas. It serves as the clinical training site for hundreds of health care professionals each year including: medicine, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and physical therapy.

Significant Projects

Dr. Gillette previously assisted with the development of a pharmacist managed chronic stable angina clinic at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System with several ongoing projects at the MEDVAMC including development of an Dual Antiplatelet Pathway.

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“Network, Network, Network. Never stay stagnant in your education and development. Don’t just be an expert in one area, learn to master other specialties. Work to improve upon your weaknesses every day. Last but not least, don’t ever forget about transitions of care when working in a hospital or acute care facility. It’s easy to treat and street the patient but the last and potentially most important part is ensuring that they remain on track to a healthy recovery.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“ASHP supports pharmacists through multiple ways and programs. They are a leader in ensuring optimal training programs, fighting for pharmacist provider status, and improving on patient care through various methods.”

“ASHP is the voice of pharmacy through political action, professional development/training, and networking”

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