Billings Clinic PGY1 pharmacy residents are highly motivated individuals who contribute significantly to clinical pharmacy services and organizational initiatives.
Amber Cain (Campbell University)
Amber is originally from a small town in eastern North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate studies at East Carolina University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. Amber spent 2 years working for Hospira, specializing in biological quality assurance. This really sparked her interest in pharmacy!. Amber is currently attending Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. She’ll graduate in May with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees. Throughout pharmacy school, Amber worked as an independent community pharmacy intern and was very involved with her school’s pharmacy organizations.
Amber’s primary pharmacy practice interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and oncology. In her free time, Amber enjoys crafting, movie nights, and spending time with her husband and dog.
Sara Leistico (Drake University)
Sara grew up in Clear Lake, Minnesota. She became interested in pharmacy at a young age from one of her cousins. After high school, Sara enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa for her pre-pharmacy coursework. She is currently completing her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Drake. During pharmacy school, Sara worked as a community pharmacy intern at HyVee. She also completed a concentration in behavioral analysis of development disabilities.
Sara’s primary interests in pharmacy include psychiatry (with special interests in development disabilities and substance abuse) as well as pediatrics. In her free time, Sara enjoys cooking and reading for fun! She also loves playing with her 2 cats.
Ira Li (University of Montana)
Ira grew up in Laurel, MT. Following high school graduation, Ira moved up to Missoula to attend the University of Montana (UM) for both his pre-pharmacy coursework and Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Throughout school, Ira was very involved with many different pharmacy organizations at UM. He also worked one summer as a community pharmacy intern at Wal-Mart. Starting in his second year of pharmacy school, Ira began working at Partnership Health Center Pharmacy, where he developed a love for ambulatory care.
Within pharmacy, Ira enjoys ambulatory care, internal medicine, and oncology. In his down time, Ira loves playing music (he’s an excellent piano and guitar player), video games, reading, skiing, and hiking.
Emma Murter (University of Montana)
Emma is a native of Hardin, MT. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where she earned bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and the honors program. Emma is currently attending the University of Montana (UM) in Missoula, MT for her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. She’ll graduate in May with her PharmD as well as Master of Public Health degree. Throughout pharmacy school, Emma was very involved with the campus pharmacy and public health organizations. Additionally, Emma worked as an inpatient pharmacy intern at Billings Clinic, concentrating on medication histories.
Emma’s practice interests within pharmacy include pain, informatics, infectious diseases, cardiology, and administration. In her free time, Emma loves knitting, weaving, and being outdoors. She also loves “talking shop” with her parents and brother who are also in healthcare.
Former Residency Graduates
2015 - 2016 (Year 7)
2014 – 2015 (Year 6)
2013 – 2014 (Year 5)
2012 – 2013 (Year 4)
2011 – 2012 (Year 3)
2010 – 2011 (Year 2)
2009 – 2010 (Year 1)