Thirty-one students in the PharmD class that will graduate in May learned on March 21 that they were matched with a residency program. This was exciting news for them because there were more students interested in doing residencies this year than ever before and more who applied than there were positions.
“We know we have excellent students who are very competitive,” says John Murphy, associate dean, “so we were confident that most would match. We don’t know all those who didn’t match because they don’t always tell us. However, our non-matches are very low compared to the national statistics.”
The Class of 2012 students and the programs to which they were matched are as follows:
- Christine Aguilar – Houston VA Medical Center
- Bernadette Aragon – Hennepin County, Minn., Medical Center
- Mary Babico, Travis Foxx-Lupo, Ashlee Gerfen, Theresa Stehmer – UA Medical Center – University Campus
- Jackie Campbell – Fort Defiance Indian Health Service
- Karol Candish – UA Medical Center – South Campus
- Connie Chau – University of California San Diego
- Julliane Christina, Kevin Malina, Kelvin Richards – Scottsdale Healthcare
- Mark Culver, Allison Hattrup – Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
- Randi Douglas, Alicia Ortega – Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
- Kathryn Elofson, Ashley Sweaney – The Ohio State University
- Libby Giesler – Methodist Healthcare, Memphis
- Neha Giridharan – Sutter Health, Sacramento
- Carrie Hammer – Maricopa Medical Center
- Kalie Heideman – Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kan.
- Yujin Huh, Justin VandenBerg – Tucson Medical Center
- Satoru Ito – University of Chicago
- Amanda Klein – Phoenix VA Healthcare System
- Guntur Kurniawan – Intermountain Medical Center, Utah
- Maggie Leadbetter – Banner Baywood Medical Center
- Emily Lundeen – Banner Desert Medical Center
- Edric Wong – University of Kansas
- Genevieve Young – Jackson, Miss., VA Medical Center
All these are PGY1 (postgraduate year one) residencies.
Several COP students who didn’t match this round chose to enter a “post-match” process, in which candidates seek out unmatched programs.
“We hope everyone who wishes to complete a residency finds the right match,” says Murphy. “We also congratulate the graduates from the Class of 2011 who are entering PGY2 residencies.”