Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Students Celebrate Match Day


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Fourth-year Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May found out on March 19 where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.

A total of 5895 fourth-year pharmacy students from across the country applied for one-year postgraduate year (PGY-1) residency programs and 63.4% were successfully matched. A combined 37 students from all four TTUHSC School of Pharmacy campuses (55%) were successfully matched.  

“We are very proud and excited for the 37 students that matched to the PGY1 programs in 14 different states,” Steven Pass, Pharm.D., vice chair for residency programs and Dallas regional dean said. “We know they will represent the school well as they continue their pharmacy education and training in these post-graduate residency programs.”  

Princy John, MSc, MBA

Princy John matched with Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ

PGY-1 Pharmacy

      • Miranda Brewer (Norman Regional Health System, Norman, Okla.)
      • Ross Bryan (Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospital, Amarillo, Texas) 
      • Ariel Carrion (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas)
      • Hevron Censon (Covenant Health System Lubbock, Texas) 
      • Sheena Chokshi (Ascension Seton, Austin, Texas)
      • Hanyu Dai (Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.) 
      • Hannah Doles (VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas) 
      • Katelyn Gibson (Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, La.)
      • Erika Gutierrez (Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas) 
      • Kristina Hermanson (Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyo.)
      • Lilibeth Hernandez (JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas)
      • Meryum Ijazi (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas)
      • Princy John (Banner University Medical Center Tucson, Tucson, Ariz.)
      • Pardeep Kaur (University Medical Center of South Nevada, Las Vegas)
      • Sze Yi Kong (Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas) 

Elise Lawrence

Elise Lawrence matched with University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO
                  • Sarah Lawrence (University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colo.)
                  • Edward Mercer (Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wash.)  
                  • Ahmaya Mustafa (Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston)
                  • Nicole Nguyen (HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas)
                  • Thao Nguyen (CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, Texas)
                  • Amanda Nwachukwu (The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colo.)
                  • Sara Powell (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas)
                  • Karl Reymundo (Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford, Ore.)
                  • David Rivas (Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas)
                  • Ana Safri (Boston Medical Center, Boston)
                  • Patrick Seymore (Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.)
                  • Brock Snelson (Norman Regional Health System, Norman, Okla.)
                  • Andrew Soliman (CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, Texas)
                  • Molly Steeves (VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas)
                  • Britany Trejo (Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.)
                  • Meaghen Wiley (Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospital, Amarillo, Texas)
                  • Kami Woodard (Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospital, Amarillo, Texas)
                  • Nauman Zia (Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, N.Y.)

Lilia Adra

Lilia Adra matched with Safeway in Denver, CO

PGY1 Community

      • Lilia Adra (Safeway – Denver Division Centennial, Colo.)
      • Katherine Sandlin (Baylor Health Enterprises, Dallas)

PGY1/2 Health Administration and Leadership

      • Jo Ann Leal (Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Minn.)

PGY1/2 Pharmacotherapy

      • Soon Yang (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Lubbock, Texas)

2021 PGY2 Residency Match Positions Student Program

      • Nabilah Ahmed (Psychiatric; Capt. James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Ill.)
      • Amika Alibhai (Ambulatory Care; VA North Texas Health Care System / TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Dallas) 
      • Anu Asonyagi (Ambulatory Care; Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System, Little Rock, Ark.)
      • Sami Baruwal (Psychiatric; Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boise, Idaho)
      • Kelsie Basso (Ambulatory Care; JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas) 
      • William Beathard (Geriatric; UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh)
      • Sarah Brinson (Critical Care; Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston)

Sara Marie Powell

Sara Marie Powell matched with Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas in Dallas, TX
                  • Jennifer Bulin (Specialty Pharm Administration & Leadership; Fairview Pharmacy Services, LLC, Minneapolis)
                  • Jason Chau (Ambulatory Care; University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa)
                  • Zoe Gagnon (Emergency Medicine; CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, Texas)
                  • Jenny Lee (Solid Organ Transplant; Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas)
                  • Carly Oberdieck (Ambulatory Care; VA North Texas Health Care System / TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, Dallas)
                  • Valeria Perez (Critical Care; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas)
                  • Jacob Rogers (Ambulatory Care; JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas
                  • McKenzi Smithey (Pediatric; Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.)
                  • Kevin White (Emergency Medicine; CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, Texas)
                  • Kelcee Widdess (Pediatric; Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, Va.)

School of Pharmacy

TTUHSC

The School of Pharmacy was established in 1996 and now has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Abilene. Since its inception, the school has played a significant role in addressing the state's pharmacist shortage. Today, more than 90 percent of its graduates remain in Texas.

The school requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.