Published on April 21, 2021 by Sarah Waller  

Following a positive trend of recent years, the results of the pharmacy residency match, facilitated by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), displayed strong numbers for students and graduates of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy

A total of 43 students and graduates matched with a residency, including 33 fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students who matched with an ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency. In addition, 10 recent graduates secured an ASHP-accredited postgraduate year two (PGY2) residency. These results placed McWhorter School of Pharmacy in the top third of all schools of pharmacy in the country for the number of matches.

“Over the past five years, we have seen an increasing interest in pharmacy residencies by our students, and our faculty and staff work diligently to support those who apply and help them achieve their goals,” said Michael Crouch, dean of McWhorter School of Pharmacy. “We are incredibly proud of all 43 students and graduates who matched with a residency program this year.”

While Doctor of Pharmacy graduates are not required to complete a residency before they begin practice, pharmacy residencies are designed to provide additional pharmacy practice experience in a specific area of interest.

McWhorter School of Pharmacy students and graduates matched with PGY1 and PGY2 residencies in 13 states across the country with a diverse range of specialties, including pediatrics, community pharmacy, ambulatory care, infectious diseases, health system administration, oncology, organ transplant and more.

US map showing the states where students and graduates matched with a pharmacy residency

Fourth-year students who matched with a PGY1 residency include:

  • Kellie Ball, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Logan Boone, Prisma Health Richland - University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Alex Boot, Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida
  • Sara Burks, Birmingham VA Health Care System in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Evan Claxon, HCA Healthcare / University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Zac Curren, The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Sally Falahat, Ascension Via Christi in Wichita, Kansas
  • Kendall Foshee, Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Traci Fuller, Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida
  • Timothy Garrett, Texas Tech School of Pharmacy/Community Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas
  • Jennifer Gentile, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jordan Graves, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Elise Grove, Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Seth Hinkle, Ascension St. Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Krystin Howard, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lacey Hughes, Birmingham VA Health Care System in Birmingham, Alabama
  • April Jones, Children's of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Holly Mize, Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Yelitza Nieves Prosper, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Randy Odom, Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Stephen Parker, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Ally Ponder, Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Alivia Price, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Lindsey Ricchetti, Birmingham VA Health Care System in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Avery Roberson, Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington , West Virginia
  • Erin Rountree, Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama
  • John Shadowen, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jimiece Thomas, Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida
  • Cruz Tidwell, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jillian Walters, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Macy Wigginton, USA Health University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama
  • Kenny Wilson, University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aly York, Prisma Health Richland / University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.