Pharmacy school No. 1 in state, 12th in nation for PGYI residency match rate
JOHNSON CITY (April 9, 2020) – East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy has ranked first in the state for its Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency match rate, as well as 12th in the nation.
In total, nearly of half of the Class of 2020, 32 students, participated in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) match program for PGY1 positions, and 25 (78%) successfully matched.
“I am so proud of these students and their success,” said Dr. Debbie Byrd, dean of the pharmacy school. “Matching with a residency program is a major milestone for a pharmacist and one that helps a graduate specialize for a wide variety of pharmacy careers. Given our current circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for our health care system to have highly trained pharmacists making an impact on patient care, and I know that our students are well prepared to accept this challenge.”
These future pharmacists will complete their training at a wide variety of programs across the country, including Indiana University Health, University of Louisville, the University of North Carolina, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Moses Cone Hospital. Eight students will be staying in Tennessee to complete their training, and five will serve in the Tri-Cities.
Learn more at www.etsu.edu/pharmacy.