Wilkes University

May

Wilkes University Student Pharmacists Are Matched With Post-Graduate Year Residencies

The match rate in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is 15 percent above the national average

Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy continues to match student pharmacists seeking post-graduate residency training at a rate of 15 percent above the national average.   Eighty percent of students and alumni from Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy were successfully matched into residency training programs in 2019. Twenty-six Wilkes students receiving the doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2019 were accepted into programs.

For graduates from the class of 2018 currently in a residency and pursuing a second year of training, 79 percent of those who sought specialty training were successfully matched to a program.

“The achievements of our students, notably represented in job-placement and residency-match rates, continue to position the school for continued success,”said Scott Stolte, dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. “Our objective is to be the best in all that we do.  This is a great result that serves as a testament to the outstanding student pharmacists, faculty and staff we have at the school.”

The 2019 pharmacy graduates and their residency placements are:

  • Tyler Bartol, WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pa.
  • Himayapsill Batista Quevedo, Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Amy Beckwith, Department of Veterans Affairs Med Ctr-Lebanon, Lebanon, Pa.
  • Nikko Bonavoglia, Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Abington, Pa.
  • Amanda Boyer, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.
  • Kathryn Campf, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio – CHRISTUS, San Antonio, Texas
  • Lorena DiGuiseppe, Department of Veterans Affairs Med Ctr-Lebanon, Lebanon, Pa.
  • Ashley Eden, Sentara Healthcare - Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va.
  • Eileen Friery, Methodist Healthcare/University Hospitals, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Mark Gryskevicz, UHS Hospitals Johnson City, N.Y.
  • Brittany Gurreri, Kennedy University Hospitals, Stratford, N.J.
  • Kayla Hart, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.
  • Christopher Hartman, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.
  • Michael Hasbrouck, VCU Health System – Traditional, Richmond, Va.
  • Kayla Hiryak, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Taylor Hodle, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.
  • Kacey Knapp, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.
  • Aaron Knopp, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  • Haley Mesaros, Coatesville VA Medical Center, Coatesville, Pa.
  • Rubi Mink, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, N.J.
  • Alex Ponce, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.
  • Krushna Shah, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Megan Sheriff, St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.
  • Leslie Shumlas, Highmark Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Abby Stevens, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J.
  • Erika Zarfoss, West Virginia University Medicine, Morgantown, W. Va.

The 2018 pharmacy graduates pursuing a second-year residency include:

  • Kayla Bardzel, WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pa.
  • Megan Ciborowski, Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.
  • Keri Diehl, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, N.C.
  • Terra Landis, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.
  • Marisa Perrella, Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Abington, Pa.
  • Collin Strunk, Banner-Univ Medical Center Tucson/Univ of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Founded in 1996, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the region’s only school of pharmacy. The school develops pharmacists who will provide high quality health care and make meaningful contributions to the science and practice of pharmacy. The school awards the doctor of pharmacy degree, the primary, entry-level pharmacy practice degree in the United States.


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