Wilkes University

June

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Exceeds National Average for Post-Graduate Residency Training

Twenty members of the 2015 graduating class in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are entering residency programs following their graduation in May.  The number – 26 percent of the Wilkes class – exceeds the national average of 23 percent of pharmacy graduates who are placed into residency training.

Post-graduate training for pharmacists consists primarily of residencies, fellowships, and doctoral programs.  Although not required for practice, post-graduate training is becoming more desirable as it allows pharmacists to work in advanced positions within the profession.  Residencies may be a one- or two-year commitment, while fellowships follow a two-year specialized pharmacy track.  Only a select number of graduates are awarded a residency or other post-graduate position, adding to the honor and value of this opportunity.   

The following Wilkes pharmacy graduates – who all earned the doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2015 – are entering residency or fellowship programs. Their hometown as well as the name and location of their residences and fellowships are listed below:

  • Brian Bedwick of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1, Community Practice, West Virginia University/Waterfront Family Pharmacy, Morgantown, W. Va.
  • Kaitlyn Brown of Utica, N.Y., Clinical and Applied Toxicology Fellowship, Utah Poison Control Center and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ariana Colella of Pittston, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Elizabeth Cook of Endicott, N.Y., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Via Christi Hospital, Wichita, Kansas.
  • Lindsey Coval of Phillipsburg, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia,  S.C.
  • Ashley Graham of New Hampton, N.Y.,  Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, S.C.
  • Erin Hanley of Clifton Park, N.Y. Post-Graduate Year 1, Pharmacy Practice, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa
  • Marissa Hoffman of Millerstown, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa
  • Amanda Holyk of Scranton, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga.
  • Nathalie Kocon of Mountain Top, Pa.,  Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Lauren Machell of Webster, N.Y., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Darren Mensch of Muncy, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Reading, Pa.
  • Rachel Miller of Wyoming, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Hospital of University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Michael Parks of Sinking Spring, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Neepa Patel of Mountain Top, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Hospital of University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Morgan Peterman of Curwensville, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, Pa.
  • Kristopher Rivers of Allentown, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, York Hospital, York, Pa.
  • Amy Robacheski of Nanticoke, Pa.,, Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Bethany Sharpless of Lansing, N.Y., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pediatric Pharmacy, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.
  • Jennifer Sobeck of Harveys Lake, Pa., Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, Pa.

 

 


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