Fourth-year student pharmacists in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) who are interested in completing residencies learned of their postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency training “matches” on March 15, 2023. Twenty-three of thirty (77%) CPHS student pharmacists pursuing residencies matched in Phase I of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program. Seventeen of these students were matched to programs in Iowa and contiguous Midwestern states. The remaining six students matched to programs in Alaska, California, Utah, and Virginia.
Graduates who have already completed their first year of residency may apply for a PGY2, a second year of specialized pharmacy training. This year, 12 of 14 (86%) of CPHS graduates matched for a second year of residency.
Students and graduates who did not match have a second opportunity in Phase II; results will be released on April 14, 2023. The informal post-match scramble will be held following Phase II of the Match to ensure that individuals have as many chances as possible to connect with a residency program.
“Congratulations to the Drake graduates pursuing residency training who matched during Phase I of the ASHP matching process,” said Renae Chesnut, CPHS dean and professor. “The selection of our graduates by competitive programs across the country indicates the preparation that Drake provides our students.”
The ASHP Resident Matching Program began in 1979 to provide an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in residency programs of their choice, and residency programs obtain applicants of their choice.