Meet Our Residents


Amanda Key

Practice Site: Clovis Community Medical Center

Pharmacy School: California Health Sciences University, College of Pharmacy (CHSU)

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Why I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center:
I chose Clovis Community for my residency because of the strong team dynamic I witnessed while on rotations as a student. I knew this program would offer an environment that promotes leadership and teamwork.

Growing up in the Central Valley, I have witnessed the impact the Community Medical Centers organization has had locally and knew this residency would strengthen my knowledge as a pharmacist while allowing me to give back to my community.

Professional Interests:
Strengthening clinical knowledge and building leadership skills. Interested in exploring clinical pharmacy and administration opportunities.

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, snowboarding
 

Sabrina Mahal

Practice Site: Clovis Community Medical Center

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Hometown: Porterville, CA

Why I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center:
Community Medical Centers at Community Regional and Clovis Community provides a well-rounded PGY-1 residency experience with an emphasis in acute care here in the Central Valley. I chose to pursue a residency specifically within Community Medical Centers as the program provides a unique multi-site experience which parallels my current professional goals.

Furthermore, Community Regional is a distinguished Level 1 trauma center and regional burn center as well as Clovis Community being an acute care community hospital. In my time to come as a pharmacist, I hope to be there for patients and their families in times of crisis.
 
In addition to seeking an acute care residency, I also aspire to participate in a teaching role in the future. Being able to pass along what I have learned to other students has always been one of my long-term goals and Community Medical Centers offer the unique opportunity to precept other pharmacy students and pursue a teaching certificate.
 
I aspire to complete the necessary training to build upon my current PharmD education and develop a wide range of clinical skills by completing a residency within Community Medical Centers.

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Medication Safety

Hobbies: Skiing, Traveling, Cooking, Spending time with Family
 

Saumya Papneja

Practice Site: Community Regional Medical Center

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Hometown: Downey, CA

Why I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional Medical Center:
I chose Community Regional as my practice site, because I was interested in gaining experience in a wide variety of acute care settings. As the only Level I trauma center in the Central Valley, Community Regional offers unique critical care rotations like trauma and burn, and a rotation in one of the busiest emergency departments.

Community Regional also serves patients from a diverse range of backgrounds, and I am interested in learning about how we as healthcare professionals can understand these patient-specific factors better. I was also drawn to Community Regional as my practice site,  because of the opportunity to work with both healthcare professionals on interdisciplinary teams and individually with physicians.

The program also offers residents opportunities to serve as preceptors through its affiliations with UCSF, UOP, and CHSU and even work towards achieving a teaching certificate!

Professional Interests: Oncology, Pediatrics

Hobbies: Yoga, baking sweet treats, spending time with friends and family
 

Sheng Qi (Qiqi) Xiao

Practice Site: Community Regional Medical Center

Hometown: Alameda, CA
 
Why I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center:
As I was looking into postgraduate training, I wanted to continue my clinical training in an acute care program at a high acuity-hospital that offers various clinical rotations to foster my professional interests and opportunities to continue serving a diverse patient population. Community Regional is the only level 1 trauma center with a comprehensive burn center in Central California.

As the region’s safety net provider, it serves the medically underserved communities of the Central Valley. Partnered with a number of medical and pharmacy schools, the academic teaching hospital provides a supportive environment that facilitates interdisciplinary learning and collaboration.

The PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Community Medical Centers is a strong, acute care-focused training program that has a broad range of clinical rotations in which residents learn to care for medically and socioeconomically diverse patient populations of all ages.
 
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
 
Hobbies: Explore new coffee shops in town, watch Sci-Fi shows, listen to podcasts, travel and plan itineraries
 

Andrea Zhao

Practice Site: Community Regional Medical Centers

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Why I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional Medical Center and Clovis Community Medical Center:
I chose Community Medical Centers at Community Regional for a variety of reasons. Firstly, Community Regional is the only level 1 trauma center for Central California and the largest Level 3 NICU in the Valley, which allows me to provide care to high acuity patients of all ages. Secondly, Community Regional is a teaching hospital and is involved with UCSF Medical School which fosters continual interprofessional learning and professionalism. Lastly, Community Regional had a wide variety of unique acute care rotations that not all residency programs give exposure to: PICU, NICU, NeuroICU, Burn ICU, Trauma ICU, and more.
 
I am excited to be a part of such a great team and could not be more excited to experience all that Community Medical Centers has to offer.

Professional Interests: Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Teaching 

Hobbies:
Photography and videography, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with my family, friends and dog!