HSOP Students Match With Residency Programs

Pharmacy Student

April 28, 2015

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Residency match announcement time can be a stressful one for those soon-to-be or recent graduates in healthcare fields, but it turned out to be a good one for more than 40 of them from the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Twenty-seven members of the HSOP Class of 2015 and three prior graduates were selected for PGY-1 residencies while 14 past graduates accepted PGY-2 residencies or fellowships.

“More than 5,000 graduating pharmacy students and new practitioners participated in the Resident Matching Program, seeking PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies,” said Dr. Lea Eiland, Associate Department Head and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. “The Harrison School of Pharmacy has 30 students that will start PGY-1 residencies with 11 staying in the state of Alabama. Also, 16 of our past graduates are studying in a variety of specialties such as pediatrics, critical care, infectious disease, psychiatry and emergency medicine in PGY-2 residencies all over the United States. We are very proud of our current and past graduates.”

The 27 HSOP graduates competing PGY-1 residencies will be spread all over the country, going to 10 different states. Thirteen will be in Alabama with five in Tennessee; two each in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin; and on each in Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, and Virginia.

The 16 graduates pursuing second-year residencies will also spread over 11 different states with two each in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, and South Carolina, and one each in Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. Of those 16, three are pursuing residencies in infectious disease, with two each in administration, oncology, and internal medicine. The others are in ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, psychiatry and pediatrics. One past graduate is pursuing a fellowship in infectious disease.

Those selected for residencies in 2015-16 are:
PGY-1 Residencies
Amber Adams - Novena Health Prince William Medical Center (North Carolina)
Ivy Adams - Wolfson Children's Hospital/Baptist Health, Pediatrics (Jacksonville, Florida)
Katie Bowerman - DCH Regional Medical Center (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Nick Brakefield - Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
Daniel Bulger - Birmingham VA Medical Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
Amber Elam - Central Alabama VA (Montgomery/Tuskegee, Alabama)
Rebekah Findley - Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Meredith Ginn - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa)
Natalie Gist - DCH Regional Medical Center (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Sarah Hand - James H. Quillen VA Medical Center (Mountain Home, Tennessee)
Courtney Henderson - Parkridge Health System (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Frances Johnson - Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
William Johnson - University of Tennessee Medical Center - Knoxville (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Cain Erik Krik - Central Alabama VA (Montgomery/Tuskegee, Alabama)
Christina Laird - VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health System (Pensacola, Florida)
Katie Lyons - Baptist Medical Center South (Montgomery, Alabama)
Erin McCreary - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, Wisconsin)
Leah Napper - Saint Thomas West Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee)
Katelyn Parrish - East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika, Alabama)
Sara Ransom - Durham VA Medical Center (Durham, North Carolina)
Rebekah Rutledge - Columbus Regional Healthcare System (Columbus, Georgia)
Sierra Schmidt - East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika, Alabama)
Rachel Simmons - Mobile Infirmary (Mobile, Alabama)              
Elizabeth Snipes - University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Matt Song - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Saint Joseph (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
June Twiggs - East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika, Alabama)
Ross Woods - Vital Care of Meridian (Meridian, Mississippi)
Bradley Yelvington - Greenville Hospital System (Greenville, South Carolina)
Ee Vonn Yong - DCH Regional Medical Center (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
Megan Zeek - Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, South Carolina)

PGY-2 Residencies
Thomas Achey - Cleveland Clinic, Health-System Pharmacy Administration (Cleveland, Ohio)
Tony Anderson - Yale-New Haven Hospital, Infectious Disease (New Haven, Connecticut)
Maria Blaze - Western New York VA Heathcare, Psychiatry (Buffalo, New York)
Jeanne Forrester - Medical University of South Carolina, Infectious Disease (Charleston, South Carolina)
Jessica Hoover - Memorial Hermann, Pediatrics (Houston, Texas)
K. Ashley Jones - Emory, Infectious Disease (Atlanta, Georgia)
Hayley Kateon - Huntsville Hospital, Critical Care (Huntsville, Alabama)
Emily Lachiewicz - NorthShore University Healthcare System- Kellogg Cancer Center, Oncology (Evanston, Illinois)
Grant McGuffey - Hartford Hospital, Fellowship in Infectious Disease (Hartford, Connecticut)
Joshua Oliver - UAB, Oncology (Birmingham, Alabama)
Wesley Oliver - University of Maryland, Emergency Medicine (College Park, Maryland)
Ryan Owens - Methodist University Hospital, Internal Medicine (Memphis, Tennessee)
Matthew Todd - Virginia Mason, Administration (Seattle, Washington)
Tara Veasey - Medical University of South Carolina, Internal Medicine/Critical Care (Charleston, South Carolina)
Takova Wallace - Columbus Regional, Ambulatory Care (Columbus, Georgia)


About the Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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