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76 HCOP graduates moving on to residency and fellowship programs

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April 25, 2024

AUBURN, Alabama - For the third year in a row, more than 70 Harrison College of Pharmacy graduates were selected to post-graduate programs at hospitals, clinics, universities and the pharmaceutical industry around the country. Included among them are 51 that are entering first-year programs and a record 24 in second-year 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.

A total of 75 graduates were selected to highly-competitive residency programs, giving Auburn an 91% match rate in PGY-1 programs and 100% in PGY-2. Those accepted to PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies, along with one moving on to a fellowship, are spread among 22 states with 26 remaining in-state to care for those in Alabama.

"We are excited for our students and graduates who have been accepted to these highly competitive and challenging programs," said Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, dean of the Harrison College of Pharmacy. "The sustained success of Auburn graduates in securing residency placement is a testament to the faculty and staff who prepare our students, and a reflection of our students' hard work, commitment to excellence, and willingness to embrace opportunities for further development as leaders in pharmacy."

The HCOP delegation filled some of just 5,872 positions around the country that are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

In all, 50 members of the Class of 2024 are moving on to PGY-1 residencies, along with one previous graduate. Additionally, 24 previous graduates will enter PGY-2 programs, setting a new record for the college.

"There are many great career opportunities in pharmacy and completing a residency program is an excellent track to further develop clinical skills while solidifying an area of practice that best aligns with professional interests and goals," said Ross. "We are proud to be developing tomorrow's leaders and we are excited to see their many successes as they embark on this next stage in their career."

Of those entering PGY-1 residency programs, the 51 will be spread among 17 states with 19 in Alabama; eight in Georgia; and seven in Tennessee. There are two each in Colorado, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi; and one each in Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. The 24 PGY-2 residents represent 14 states with seven in Alabama; three in Tennessee; two each in Georgia and Texas; and one each in California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon.

Those in second-year programs will specialize in areas such as ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, oncology, palliative care and pain management, pediatric, pediatric oncology, population health management and psychiatry.

First-Year Residents

Name Location City, State
Kristin Allen Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Charleston, South Carolina
Michelle Allsup Memorial Health University Medical Center Savannah, Georgia
William Beech UCHealth Memorial Hospital Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rachel Breuers Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, Pennsylvania
Sara Chirambo Birmingham VA Health Care System Birmingham, Alabama
Sarah Grace Cook University of Vermont Medical Center Burlington, Vermont
Katie Couture Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas
Graylon Cross-Penn Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Columbus, Georgia
Jordon Ellison SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital St. Louis, Missouri
Darcie Evans Jonathan Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center Walla Walla, Washington
Maggie Flaherty Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Nashville, Tennessee
Riley Hall Baptist Memorial Hospital Southaven, Mississippi
Klaudia Harris The Med Center Bowling Green, Kentucky
Laura Harris Baptist Hospital Pensacola, Florida
Lam Ho Princeton Baptist Medical Center Birmingham, Alabama
Angelique Holmes USA Health University Hospital Mobile, Alabama
Anne Thomas Hooper John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital Thomasville, Georgia
Lauren Hudson Erlanger Health System Chattanooga, Tennessee
Maegan Huebner Baptist Medical Center South Montgomery, Alabama
Sarah Johnson Viva Health Birmingham, Alabama
Morgan Keller Candler Hospital Savannah, Georgia
Sammie LaBeau PA Logic Solutions Auburn, Alabama
Kyunga Lee Jackson Hospital and Clinic Montgomery, Alabama
Janna Lewis Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Columbus, Georgia
Ray Lin Saint Thomas West Hospital Nashville, Tennessee
Pedro Lucas Mobile Infirmary Mobile, Alabama
Anna Mardis University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Birmingham, Alabama
Jackson Mathis Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital Birmingham, Alabama
Mary Robins Miller Children's of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama
Ashleigh Neese Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee
Sarah Noon University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa
Emily Oliver University of Kentucky Healthcare Lexington, Kentucky
Tori Parks Baptist Medical Center South Montgomery, Alabama
Shivani Patel Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Albany, Georgia
Shreya Patel Regional One Health Memphis, Tennessee
Andrea Phillips Cleveland Clinic Akron General Akron, Ohio
Anna Piech Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
Luke Price Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia
Emma Hopkins Pride Huntsville Hospital Huntsville, Alabama
Jessica Richardson Gulf Coast VA Health Care System Biloxi, Mississippi
Josette Runge Jackson Hospital and Clinic Montgomery, Alabama
Nayab Samin Carilion New River Valley Medical Center Christiansburg, Virginia
Noah Sanford East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Alabama
John Shunnarah Viva Health Birmingham, Alabama
Kelley Snider Le Bonheur Children's Hospital/University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, Tennessee
Andrew Stewart Memorial Health University Medical Center Savannah, Georgia
Lauren Stokes Jackson Hospital and Clinic Montgomery, Alabama
Jessica Vail DCH Regional Medical Center Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Giovanna Valle-Ramos Mobile Infirmary Mobile, Alabama
Kristen Watts Gulf Coast VA Health Care System Pensacola, Florida
Emily Wilber Maury Regional Medical Center Columbia, Tennessee


Name Location (Residency Type) City, State
Emory Heffernan UAB Translational Pharmacogenomics Program Birmingham, Alabama

Second-Year Residents

Name Location (Residency Type) City, State
Kaitlin Beyler Children's Hospital Colorado (Pediatric Oncology) Aurora, Colorado
Haley Brobst University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy/Bluegrass Community Health Center (Ambulatory Care) Lexington, Kentucky
Tiffany Cadwallader Portland VA Health Care System (Palliative Care & Pain Management) Portland, Oregon
Kylee Clay Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center (Population Health Management & Data Analytics) Temple, Texas
Will Cordell University of Kansas Health System (Psychiatry) Kansas City, Kansas
Diana Doan Ascension Seton/Dell Seton Medical Center (Infectious Diseases) Austin, Texas
Trish Elder Huntsville Hospital (Critical Care) Huntsville, Alabama
Erin Harrell Wake Forest Baptist/Atrium Health (Oncology) Winston Salem, North Carolina
Kristin Hendricks Samford Univ McWhorter School of Pharmacy/Children's Hospital of Alabama (Pediatric) Homewood, Alabama
Caroline Jackson Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Critical Care) Nashville, Tennessee
Jazmyne Jackson University of California Davis Medical Center (Emergency Medicine) Sacramento, California
Will Kendrick University of Tennessee Medical Center (Ambulatory Care) Knoxville, Tennessee
Mattie Kilpatrick Emory University Hospital Midtown/Winship Cancer Institute (Oncology Speciality Pathway) Atlanta, Georgia
Baylea Kyle St. Joseph's Hospital - Baycare (Emergency Medicine) Tampa, Florida
Evan Lawson Huntsville Hospital (Infectious Diseases) Huntsville, Alabama
Samantha Lightle Huntsville Hospital (Oncology) Huntsville, Alabama
Sandi Perry Jackson Hospital and Clinic (Emergency Medicine) Montgomery, Alabama
Jennie Reese Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown (Ambulatory Care) Columbus, Georgia
Thomas Rosandich University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy/OU Health (Infectious Diseases) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Madison Sanders Jackson Hospital and Clinic (Emergency Medicine) Montgomery, Alabama
Lauren Steil Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Pediatric) Nashville, Tennessee
Ifeoma Ugwuegbulam Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Pediatric) Cleveland, Ohio
Danielle Wilson DCH Regional Medical Center (Critical Care) Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Larissa Wolfe Baystate Medical Center (Critical Care) Springfield, Massachusetts


About the Harrison College of Pharmacy

Auburn University's Harrison College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all colleges of pharmacy 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 and a bachelor’s in drug and biopharmaceutical 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 College, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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