Match Day: 12 from UH Hilo pharmacy program secure residencies

Match Day is a coordinated process for helping qualified students obtain positions in pharmacy residency programs of their choice at hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

12 individual profile photos of Match Day students, each wearing their white coat.
Left to right, top row: Carly Bell, Brennan Buccat, Trang Bui, Dyani Chock, Sean Domingo, and Olatunji Gbadebo. Left to right, bottom row: Chase Ibia, Teva Kealoha Meyer, Jane Lakritz, Skye Pyo, Megan Woolsey, and Chrystal Cardoza.

Twelve students and alumni from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s pharmacy college have been matched to postgraduate residency programs around the country in a competitive national program.

Rae Matsumoto pictured.
Rae Matsumoto

“We are very pleased that 86 percent of our students matched in this highly competitive process,” says Rae Matsumoto, dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. “That’s a high percentage, reflecting the quality of our students and their achievements in academics, service and scholarship over their four-year career here at the [college] and beyond.”

“On behalf of the faculty and staff, I congratulate them for their incredible efforts,” adds Matsumoto.

Organized through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the annual event known as Match Day is a coordinated process for helping qualified students obtain positions in either postgraduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs of their choice at hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

Match Day results

PG1

  • Carly Bell – VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno, NV
  • Brennan Buccat – MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Trang Bui – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dyani Chock – The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
  • Sean Domingo – University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • Olatunji Gbadebo – Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, MN
  • Chase Ibia – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Honolulu, HI
  • Teva Kealoha Meyer – The Queen’s Health System, Honolulu, HI
  • Jane Lakritz – Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Skye Pyo – Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
  • Megan Woolsey – VA Pacific Islands HCS, Honolulu, HI

PG2

  • Chrystal Cardoza, a 2023 UH Hilo pharmacy graduate, will be doing a second year of postgraduate studies (PGY2) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, specializing in infectious diseases. She is currently completing her PGY1 residency at Norman Regional Health System in Norman, OK.

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