The student had this to say about Dr. Bairagdar:
“Nora is a phenomenal preceptor. During my Infectious Disease rotation, she went above an beyond in providing an experience conducive to my learning and growth in this field of pharmacy. On a daily basis, she included me in her daily challenges with complex infections and emergent patient care, promoting evidence based care with the infectious disease physicians and providing opportunities for students to interact with other members of the healthcare team. Additionally, she was thorough in providing educational opportunities through topic discussions, patient therapy analysis and research opportunities. She is invested in the future career aspirations of the student, providing tips on residency, CV review and networking. She has been an invaluable wealth of knowledge and desire to have her students succeed. Nora is a great role model as a clinical pharmacist and any student would be lucky to have her as a preceptor.”
About Dr. Bairagdar
Nora Bairagdar, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, is an advanced clinical pharmacist with a focus in infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship, and the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) Student Coordinator at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Bairagdar received her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in 2014, then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UF in 2018. She then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency (with a sub-focus in Infectious Diseases) at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Bairagdar is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, as well as certified as an HIV Pharmacist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
What is your or your sites philosophy on educating students and/or providing pharmacy services?
The NFRMC Department of Pharmacy’s mission is to provide the highest quality of pharmaceutical care through excellence in clinical services, promoting the safe and effective use of medications, and collaborative practices with all members of the healthcare team. Our vision is to create an environment where our staff can establish itself as a source of pride by advancing the health and well-being of our patients and the community we serve. Students are an integral part of our pharmacy team, playing an instrumental role in supplementing clinical programs, participating in interdisciplinary committees, and identifying opportunities to continuously advance the practice of pharmacy through research. The NFRMC teaching philosophy is to provide an inclusive, enriching environment where students can cultivate their clinical knowledge and gain practical experience, as well as develop skills in areas such as leadership, written and verbal communication, project management, and teamwork.
What is a fun fact about you or the site?
NFRMC features learning opportunities in a variety of areas, including critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, medication safety, internal medicine, NICU, surgery, and so much more. We have a dedicated and innovative pharmacy team, and are always continuously expanding our range of clinical services.