TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Students Celebrate Residency Assignments on Match Day

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On March 16, fourth-year Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
“A pharmacy residency is a post-graduate training program designed to provide knowledge and experience that pharmacy providers need in order to face challenges in today's complex and ever-changing health care environment,” Krystal Edwards, Pharm.D., professor and associate dean for career development, said. “Residencies foster growth and development of a specialized skill set.” 

A total of 5,128 fourth-year pharmacy students from across the country applied for one-year postgraduate year (PGY-1) residency programs and 71.9% were successfully matched. A combined 39 students from all four TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy campuses participated in the program; 25 students were successfully matched.  

“We are very proud and excited for the 25 students that matched to the PGY1 programs in eight different states,” Steven Pass, Pharm.D., vice chair for residency programs and Dallas regional dean said. “We know they will do well continuing their pharmacy educations and will represent the school well.” 

  • Olaiya Aina, University of California- Davis Medical Ctr-Ambulatory Care/HIV 
  • Tara Dadashian, Waterbury Hospital 
  • Long Do, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Madison Gilliam, Texas Health Presbyterian 
  • Carter Groch, Texas Health Presbyterian 
  • Rachel Hopper, VA North Texas Health Care System 
  • Michael Huber, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 
  • Elizabeth Jan, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System 
  • Jennifer Le, Auburn University Clinical Health Services 
  • Lou Angeline Leano, West Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care System 
  • Mattie Moylan, Parkland Health & Hospital System 
  • Marie Nguyen, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas 
  • Robert Ojukwu, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center 
  • Patricia Runyon, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth 
  • Madeline Scarbrough, UT Southwestern Medical Center 
  • Rheena Sheriff, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health 
  • Jon Singletary, Covenant Health System 
  • Alex Stabler, Covenant Health System Lubbock
  • Quang Ta, Kaiser Permanente-Diablo Area 
  • Valerie White, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
  • Giftina Wilson, Wadley Regional Medical Center 
  • Ka Yang, CoxHealth 

PGY1 Community

  • Toby Okonkwo, Baylor Health Enterprises 

PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters

  • Chelsea Cole, Memorial Hermann Health System 
  • Taylor Frace, OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center  

Additionally, 17 TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy alumni successfully matched with PGY-1 and PGY-2 programs. 

“We are all so very excited and extremely proud of our students who matched,” Edwards said. “They have each put in a lot of work and preparation to get where they are today. I look forward to seeing where they end up and their future accomplishments after their residency training.”

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