Postgraduate Placements Announced for 2020-21

Published on 23 July 2020

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is proud to announce this year’s list of postgraduate placements.

Through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program, applicants complete an application and interview with programs across the United States in order to obtain selective positions in postgraduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) residency programs.

After the interviews are completed, applicants rank their preferred programs and a matching algorithm is run to connect individuals and programs with their desired matches.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Matches

After Phase I and II of the match were complete, 33 recent graduates were placed in a PGY1 training program resulting in a 72% match rate, which is 9% higher than the national match rate. One graduate secured a postgraduate research fellowship position with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Individuals were placed in 30 different programs in 18 states throughout the country.

  • Mohammed Alrashed, Pharm.D. ’20, Northwest Medical Center, University of Arizona
  • Elizabeth Anderson, Pharm.D. ’20, Erlanger Health System
  • Victoria Anderson, Pharm.D. '17, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care
  • Bailey Archer, Pharm.D. ’20, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis
  • Jesse Burroughs, Pharm.D. ’15, Cox Medical Center Branson
  • Karishma Desai, Pharm.D. ’19, VA St. Louis Health Care System
  • Drew Dieckmann, Pharm.D. ’20, Valley Children’s Hospital
  • Megan Fuller, Pharm.D. ’20, University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • Samantha Grimm, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare
  • Sobia Hasan, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Rosalind Franklin University and University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Makenzie Hollingsworth, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Missouri Baptist Medical Center St. Louis
  • Julie Hubbard, Pharm.D. ’20, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Jennifer Jabben, Pharm.D. ’20, Walgreens Pharmacy – Jackson, Mississippi
  • Joseph Kotsybar, Pharm.D. ’20, ORISE Fellowship – U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Patrick Ladapo, Pharm.D. ’20, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Carolann Lang, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Hospital Sisters Health System St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • Justin Liedke, Pharm.D. ’20, VA St. Louis Health Care System
  • Rachel Marchi, Pharm.D. ’20, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Lauren McCulley, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Caleb Mcleod, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Rush University Medical Center
  • BJ Miller, Pharm.D. ’20, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Meghin Moynihan, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Avatar Patel, Pharm.D. ’20, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Nirali Patel, Pharm.D. ’20, University of Missouri Health Care
  • Nicholas Pauley, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Henry Ford Hospital
  • Ivan Porto, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Swedish Medical Center – Seattle
  • Blake Robbins, Pharm.D. ’20, University of Kentucky HealthCare
  • Ashley Shuman, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Missouri Baptist Medical Center St. Louis
  • Dimpy Sohel, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Lawton Indian Hospital
  • Aashish Sreeram, Pharm.D. ’20, Tabula Rasa HealthCare
  • Chris Thai, Pharm.D. ’20, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
  • Rachel Watson, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Cameron Whitlock, B.S. ’17, Pharm.D. ’20, Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare
  • Ellisa Zhang, Pharm.D. ’20, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Matches

Upon completion of Phase I and II of the match, 16 alumni secured PGY2 residency positions representing an 80% match rate, which is 7% higher than the national match rate. Individuals were placed in nine different specialty areas in 11 different states.

  • Lauren Albertina, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
  • Khuloud Al-Joudi, Pharm.D. ’16, PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, Banner-University Medical Center South, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • Tanner Bross, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Ashley Chen, Pharm.D. ’18, PGY2 Oncology Residency, University of North Carolina Medical Center
  • Suzie Chen, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency, University of Utah Health
  • Carrie Cicirale, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Cardiology Residency, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Leigh Furman, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Pediatrics Residency, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Ara Gharabagi, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency, University of Virginia Health System
  • Carly Guay, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Missouri Health Care
  • Jaclyn Hopp, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Oncology Residency, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Daniel Ilges, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Lauren Koscal, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Medical University of South Carolina Health
  • Amber Laurent, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Pediatrics Residency, NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Lindsey Lu, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Oncology Residency, South Texas Veterans Health Care System
  • Yoon Soo Park, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Pediatrics Residency, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Kacee Verhovec, Pharm.D. ’19, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Christiana Care Health System
Congratulations to the alumni who accepted postgraduate placements for 2020-21.

The College offers PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs to prepare pharmacists for rewarding career paths in pharmacy, community pharmacy, ambulatory care, internal medicine or infectious diseases.

Learn more about the College’s residency programs.

Explore more stories in the categories of: Alumni , Faculty , Pharmacy

Ready to Get Started

We're here to help you take the next step. We can't wait to welcome you to UHSP.