UH Hilo DKICP students and alumni secure postgraduate residencies

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Twelve students and alumni of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) were recently matched to postgraduate residency programs around the country in a competitive national program. 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.

“We are very pleased that 86% of our students matched in this highly competitive process,” said Dean Rae Matsumoto. “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 DKICP and beyond. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I congratulate them for their incredible efforts.”

Students and graduates will begin their respective PGY1 work this summer at the following medical institutions:

• 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

Chrystal Cardoza, a 2023 DKICP 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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