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Grayson Mendenhall
April 5, 2019



PharmD students from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy achieved the highest first-round match rate for PGY1 residency programs among all U.S. schools after the first round of the Pharmacy Match Day.

Eighty-nine percent of participating students from UNC Eshelman matched with a residency program during the first phase of the matching process, according to statistics from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Thirty-six PY4 Pharm.D. students matched with residency programs in North Carolina, including nine with UNC Hospitals and UNC community pharmacy residency programs. The remaining 43 matched with residency programs in 21 other states.

“We are very proud of our students and the tremendous success they have achieved in the first round of the residency match program,” said Dhiren Thakker, interim Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  “We will not stop with round one of the residency match process.  We will continue to work with students interested in residency programs in the next round of matching scheduled for April 10 as well as assist students who are pursuing fellowships and employment opportunities. Our PharmD PY4 students are in high demand and we look forward to sharing additional news about their future plans in the coming weeks.”

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