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

Amarillo Jerry H Hodge School of Pharmacy Campus

45 TTUHSC students in Amarillo matched or accepted PGY1 programs

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 Wednesday (March 15) 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. “First-year residencies help train pharmacy practitioners by building upon their pharmacy schooling skills and professional identity; second year residencies foster growth and development of a specialized skill set in a specific area.”

A total of 5,730 fourth-year pharmacy students from across the country applied for one-year postgraduate year (PGY-1) residency programs, and 74.9% were successfully matched. A combined 50 students from all four TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy campuses participated in the program; 43 students were successfully matched, and two students found placements outside of the match process.  

“We are very proud and excited for our 45 students that matched or accepted PGY1 programs,” Steven Pass, Pharm.D., vice chair for residency programs and Dallas regional dean said. “We know they will excel in continuing their pharmacy education and will represent the school well.”

PGY-1 Pharmacy

  • Nassim Aghassibake, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
  • Mahbouda Ahmadi, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Radiya Ali, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Kate Ball, Cook Children's Medical Center
  • Aimee Bautista, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
  • Jacee Billings, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
  • Stephen Davies, Duke Regional Hospital
  • Amara Dike, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend
  • Kaitlin Doan, VA North Texas Health Care System
  • Savannah Ellis, Providence Regional Medical Center
  • Berkley Freund, St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
  •  Rachel Frank, Medically-Integrated Oncology Pharmacy – Texas Oncology
  •  Matthew Gehrlein, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s
  •  Amber Gilani, Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
  •  Lexie Greenwood, West Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  •  Colin Howard, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
  •  Minitha Jacob, JPS Health Network
  •  Eric Kennison, Intermountain Healthcare
  •  Maverick King, VA North Texas Health Care System
  •  Rodney Kumi, Option Care Health, Boston Massachusetts
  •  Hay Lee, Wadley St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
  •  Jensen Limer, VA Central Virginia Healthcare System
  •  Sweta Mishra, VA North Texas Health Care System
  •  Zenobia Okwunwanne, Miami VA Healthcare System
  •  Ifedayo Omoniyi, West Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  •  Nashia Rahman, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health
  •  Mina Seo, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  •  Jennifer Siebenberg, Children's Health Children's Medical Center
  •  Rachel Smith, University of New Mexico Hospitals
  •  Holly Sohns, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
  •  Jasmine Stinson, University of California San Diego Health
  •  Diana Tezock, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  •  Thomas Tran, BSA Health System

PGY-1 Community

  • Jamie Alvarado, Baylor Health Enterprises
  •  Emily Conard, Baylor Health Enterprises
  •  Aizelle Gaddi, Baylor Health Enterprises
  •  An Hoang, Randall's Pharmacy /Texas A&M University

PGY-1 Indian Health Service

  • Christopher Mariano, Choctaw Nation Health Care Center

PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy

  • Lindy Burnam, TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Master’s

  • Ashlie Christian, The University of Kansas Health System
  •  Alexis Hyman, Houston Methodist Hospital
  •  Lakyn Lucio, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  •  Reena Maheshwari, Harris Health System
  •  Taylor Scroggins, University of North Carolina Medical Center
  •  Maura Shaffer, AdventHealth Orlando

Additionally, 12 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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