Drake CPHS class of 2019 top private school for ASHP Phase I Residency Match rate

Drake University PharmD graduates continue to impress. On March 15, these stellar graduates received their ASHP Residency Phase I Match results. Out of 54 participants, 44 matched. Drake’s 81.48 percent match rate far exceeds the national average of 63.21 percent, placing the University first among private schools and number five in the nation out of 142 schools.

These students will be placed in a variety of settings including hospitals, community pharmacies, long-term care facilities, and more. They will be spread out across the Midwest in seven states.

In addition to ASHP residencies, six P4 students are pursuing fellowships, one will begin a PhD program, one is entering law school, and one will be completing a non-ASHP accredited residency. While still early in the position obtainment stage, Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) can already boast that 53 P4 students are pursuing post-graduate education.

Renae Chesnut, professor and dean of CPHS, extends her congratulations to all those who matched and those who are furthering their education. She credits the outstanding students as well as the vast career resources and guidance provided to them by the college’s faculty, staff, and preceptors. CPHS creates an environment to foster the professional development of its students.

“Drake faculty and staff provide invaluable career preparation resources to their students by helping them evaluate programs, revise their curricula vitae, conduct mock interviews, and provide residency and career preparation sessions,” Chesnut said. “We’re so proud of our students and wish them luck on the next step wherever their post-graduate endeavors may take them as they fulfill our vision of leading the way to a healthier world.”