Originally from Orono, Maine, Jessica Bates is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at PCHC. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Husson University. Throughout pharmacy school Jessica worked at a local community pharmacy where she honed her patient interaction skills and became very passionate about providing care to patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds. During her clinical rotations, she also became interested in the fields of ambulatory care, drug information, and pharmacy education. She plans to spend her year enhancing her skills in leadership, interprofessional collaboration, and teaching. Jessica is very excited to have the opportunity to begin pursuing a career that includes a combination of the areas she is passionate about within an organization that has the resources to make her personal and professional goals a reality.