Match Day a success for pharmacy students

TTUHSC School of PharmacyLike their medical student colleagues, fourth-year TTUHSC pharmacy students interested in completing a residency found out March 17 at Residency Match Day where they would spend the next 1-2 years of their training.

Nationwide, there were 4,913 applicants for PGY-1 programs and 3,235 (68.5 percent) were successfully matched. TTUHSC’s School of Pharmacy had 45 students across all four campuses seeking residencies and 34 were successfully matched. Unfilled positions go into the Phase II match in April.

“The 75.6 percent match rate is the school’s best ever, so a special thanks to everyone that assisted our students in every step of the process,” Steven Pass, Pharm.D., said. “As always, we will announce each student and their program at the commencement ceremony in May.”

The list of TTUHSC pharmacy students who will do pharmacy practice residency next year (and the location of their residency) include: Shelby Anderson (Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas); Paige Baize (Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas); Nancy Benavides (Denver Health Medical Center-Denver): Delilah Blanco (Tampa General Hospital-Tampa, Florida); Monica Chintapenta (Tufts Medical Center-Boston); Lee Congdon (Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Providence, Rhode Island); Nicole Correll  (St. John Medical Center-Tulsa, Oklahoma); Amrita Das (Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital-Fort Worth, Texas); Louise DeSouza (UT Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas); Vida Haddad (Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital-Amarillo, Texas); Carlo Henson (Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota-Minneapolis); Kayla Hodges (Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital-Amarillo, Texas); Ashitha Jayachandran (University of Texas Medical Branch Health-Galveston, Texas); Nicole Khatibi (Dignity Health Hospitals-Mercy General/Mercy San Juan-Carmichael, California); Sydney Kutter (Central Texas Veterans Health Care System-Temple, Texas); Irene Kwon (Medical Center Arlington-Arlington, Texas); Trisha Lalapet (University of California Davis Medical Center/Ambulatory Care-Sacramento, California); Laura Martin (Providence St. Peter Hospital-Olympia, Washington); Shelby Needham (Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, Tennessee); Damilola Omopariola (Kaiser Permanente, Mid Atlantic States-Washington); Michael Romero (Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital-Amarillo, Texas); Joshua Sanchez (Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital-Amarillo, Texas); Lauren Schwaner (Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas); Sara Solomon (Doctors Hospital at Renaissance/Texas A&M Rangel-Edinburgh, Texas); Lauren Staton (CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System-Tyler, Texas); Christina Tran (Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital-Milwaukee); Jessica Tran (Lenox Hill Hospital-New York); Lauren Hodges Yancey (Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas).

In addition, Lyndsay Cole (Baylor Health Enterprises-Dallas) and Hannah Lenamon (TTUHSC School of Pharmacy-Amarillo, Texas) will do a community pharmacy residency; Abraham Amos (Caremark-Irving, Texas) will do a managed care residency; Brandi Dahl (TTUHSC School of Pharmacy-Amarillo, Texas) and Jennifer Hardcopf (MUSC Medical Center/College of Pharmacy-Charleston, South Carolina) will do a pharmacotherapy residency; and James Milner (Providence St. Peter Hospital-Olympia, Washington) will do a pharmacy administration residency.

Though Match Day 2017 was successful for the School of Pharmacy, Pass said there is more work to be done.

“We will be working with all of the students planning to participate in Phase II to help them reach their goals of residency training,” he added.

Related Stories

TTUHSC’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Hosts Student Research Week

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted its 34th Annual Student Research Week March 8-11.

TTUHSC Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Vulnerabilities in Specific Cancer Types

The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the School of Medicine Cancer Center at TTUHSC.

The Hype Around Artificial Intelligence

Richard Greenhill, DHA, FISQua, FACHE, discusses the hype and reality surrounding AI in healthcare.

Recent Stories

Education

Developing Troubleshooting Skills in Molecular Pathology Students

Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)cm, spoke about the training and education involved for diagnostic molecular scientists and how the pandemic has affected the role.

Education

Celebrating Collaboration — TTUHSC and City of Abilene Unveil New Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health

TTUHSC and members of the Abilene community today (June 29) celebrated the official unveiling the new Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health.

Education

A Sixth School for a Brighter Future

On June 29, the opening celebration event for the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health will recognize many years of hard work and look ahead to the start of a new and exciting journey.