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Record 79 HCOP graduates moving on to residencies and fellowships

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May 24, 2022

AUBURN, Alabama - A record-setting 79 Harrison College of Pharmacy graduates were recently selected to post-graduate programs at hospitals, clinics, universities and the pharmaceutical industry around the country. Along with setting a new benchmark, it is the sixth year in a row for at least 50 Auburn pharmacy graduates to move on to the highly competitive programs.

The residencies are post-graduate training in an organized and directed program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities gained from the pharmacy degree program. While many first-year programs, or PGY-1, are general in nature, some allow students to specialize in certain areas, such as managed care, ambulatory care, community pharmacy and health system administration. Some choose to pursue a second-year residency, or PGY-2, that can focus on specialty practice areas, such as infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

Those accepted to PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies are spread among 18 states with 29 remaining in-state to care for those in Alabama.

“We would like to congratulate all of our graduates who matched with residency programs this year,” said Dr. Dan Surry, acting dean of the Harrison College of Pharmacy. “Their decision to enter these demanding residency programs demonstrates a strong commitment to their careers, to the profession of pharmacy, and to the health of our communities. As stated in the Oath of a Pharmacist, these graduates have truly devoted themselves to 'a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy'”

The Harrison College of Pharmacy boasted a 79.6% match rate among those participating in the PGY-1 process. The HCOP delegation filled some of just 5,827 positions around the country that are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

In all, a record-setting 57 members of the Class of 2022 are moving on to PGY-1 residencies with two accepted to post-graduate fellowships. Additionally, 20 previous graduates will enter PGY-2 programs.

“Residency programs are highly competitive and the great success we saw this year is a reflection not only of the diligence of our students, but also of the expertise and tireless efforts of our outstanding faculty and staff,” said Surry. “Auburn and the Harrison College of Pharmacy are recognized as leaders in pharmacy education and results like these are a further indication of the reputation our graduates take with them into the workplace. Auburn is truly an international destination for pharmacy education”

Of those entering PGY-1 residency programs, the 58 will be spread among 16 states with 23 in Alabama; eight in Tennessee, six in Florida; five in Georgia; two each in Mississippi, North Carolina and Ohio; and one each in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The 20 PGY-2 residents represent 10 states with six in Alabama; three in Georgia; two each in Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; and one each in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and Washington.

Those in second-year programs will specialize in areas such as ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, psychiatric and health system administration and leadership.

First-Year Residents and Fellowship

Name Location City, State
John David Abrams DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cate Ankersen Mobile Infirmary Mobile, Alabama
Sydney Bowman East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Alabama
Rachel Buchanan Birmingham VA Health Care System Birmingham, Alabama
Meredith Burns Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Columbus, Georgia
Lauren Campisi Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, Arizona
Creed Carleton Jackson Hospital and Clinic Montgomery, Alabama
Justin Carter PA Logic Solutions Auburn, Alabama
Holli Chandler Auburn University Clinical Health Services Auburn, Alabama
Jaden Chandler Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System Little Rock, Arkansas
Meagan Clausell Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola Pensacola, Florida
Megan Cullip San Francisco VA Health Care System San Francisco, California
Tessa Dimick North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine Raleigh, North Carolina
Victoria Donaldson Birmingham VA Health Care System Birmingham, Alabama
Courtney Edmunds Dayton Children's Hospital Dayton, Ohio
Lori Emory Mississippi State Department of Health Pharmacy Jackson, Mississippi
Zuri Foster Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Ada Griffin Sentara RMH Medical Center Harrisonburg, Virginia
Dwight Groshek St. Agnes Hospital (SSM Health) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Olivia Hammond TriStar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee
Charles Hartley Mobile Infirmary Mobile, Alabama
Luke Hentrich University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, Tennessee
Bradley Hoffman Northside Hospital St. Petersburg, Florida
Turner Huddleston DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Chrissie Hudson Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta, Georgia
Cecilia Hughes Viva Health Birmingham, Alabama
Katie Knight Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola Pensacola, Florida
Kaitlynn Krupp East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Alabama
James Lott St. Mark's Hospital Salt Lake City, Utah
Jose Lugo AdventHealth Tampa Tampa, Florida
Janet Martin DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Lauren McConnell Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi
Ashlee Milam Baptist Medical Center South Montgomery, Alabama
Joseph Mitchell Jackson Hospital and Clinic Montgomery, Alabama
Harley Moore University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, Tennessee
Yumi Oh University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Chicago, Illinois
Savannah Owen South College School of Pharmacy Knoxville, Tennessee
John Parker Huntsville Hospital Huntsville, Alabama
James Pitt Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital Birmingham, Alabama
Emily Rajan Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
Adrianna Reagan Piedmont Athens Regional Athens, Georgia
Andrew Revels Princeton Baptist Medical Center Birmingham, Alabama
Hannah Schaffner East Coast Institute for Research (Fellowship) Jacksonville, Florida
Callie Seales Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock, Texas
Adam Seele Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Canton, Ohio
Jared Sibley Mission Hospital Asheville, North Carolina
Steven Stadler Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Columbus, Georgia
Nina Stewart Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Missouri
Nicholas Taraschi NCH Healthcare System Naples, Florida
Gregory Taylor Princeton Baptist Medical Center Birmingham, Alabama
Linda Tran USA Health University Hospital Mobile, Alabama
Robin Tumlinson University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, Tennessee
Sara Tyler Central Alabama VA Health Care Montgomery, Alabama
Jordan Tynes CHI Memorial Chattanooga, Tennessee
Kate Valentine Manatee Memorial Hospital Bradenton, Florida
Gracie Wade Children's of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama
Dylan Waer Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Columbus, Georgia
Trey Willoughby East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Alabama
Brianna Whitfield Sanofi/Howard University (Fellowship) Cambridge, Massachusetts

Second-Year Residents

Name Location (Residency Type) City, State
Amanda Altstatt USA Health Physicians Groups (Ambulatory Care) Mobile, Alabama
Holly Clark Huntsville Hospital (Critical Care) Huntsville, Alabama
Leah Croft Swedish Medical Center (Critical Care) Seattle, Washington
Allison Field University of Virginia Health System (Infectious Diseases) Charlottesville, Virginia
Alexa Filley University of Louisville Health (Internal Medicine) Louisville, Kentucky
Ben Harding Lee Health (Health System Administration & Leadership) Ft. Myers, Florida
Tinia Harris University of Tennessee / Regional One Health (Critical Care) Memphis, Tennessee
Madissen Humphries DCH Regional Medical Center (Critical Care) Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Hannah Jeter University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center (Health System Administration & Leadership) Houston, Texas
Kaitlin Kennedy Parkland Health and Hospital System (Psychiatric) Dallas, Texas
James Miracle Jackson Hospital and Clinic (Emergency Medicine) Montgomery, Alabama
Chance Partlow Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center (Health System Administration & Leadership) Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Anna-Kathryn Priest Jackson Hospital and Clinic (Emergency Medicine) Montgomery, Alabama
Ashley Robertson Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown (Critical Care) Columbus, Georgia
Amie Sauer HCA/University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (Psychiatric) Nashville, Tennessee
Maddie Sheffield Emory University Hospital (Critical Care) Atlanta, Georgia
Jackson Spradlin Huntsville Hospital System (Critical Care) Huntsville, Alabama
Mallory Stringer Memorial Health University Medical Center (Critical Care) Savannah, Georgia
Edidiong Umoren Inova Health System (Ambulatory Care) Fairfax, Virginia
Alec Wesolowski Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Infectious Diseases) Park Ridge, Illinois


About the Harrison College of Pharmacy

Auburn University’s Harrison College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 25 percent of all pharmacy programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. The College's commitment to world-class scholarship and interdisciplinary research speaks to Auburn's overarching Carnegie R1 designation that places Auburn among the top 100 doctoral research universities in the nation. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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