Pharmacy Graduates Head to Residency Programs Across the Country

June 5, 2024

Continuing the Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s long-standing tradition of success in matching students to post-graduate experiences, this year, 14 members from the Class of 2024 – from both the on-ground and online pathway - were selected to engage in Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) residencies. The new graduates will spend their residency year training in medical centers, community pharmacies, and health centers around the nation.

A group photo of the P4 pharmacy students who are headed to PGY-1 residencies this summer.

“Our graduates continue to impact our communities, not only locally but around the nation, as PGY-1’s and PGY-2’s complete their residencies in seven different states,” said Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the School. “We’re proud to see JAVĿ¼ pharmacists continue in specialized training while delivering exceptional care to patients and contributing to diverse health care teams.”

This year also marks the first year that graduates of the online pathway cohort was eligible to participate in post-graduate experiences. Kristina Alkhasyan, Jamie Cantones Lucresio, and Rhiannon Reynolds were matched for a residency.

PGY-1 residency-bound graduates include:

  • Kristina Alkhasyan, RWJBH-Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
  • Meredith Allen, New York-Finger Lakes VA Health Care System, Canandaigua, New York
  • Alyssa Beyer, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Alicia Bill, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Bryan Horne, New York-Finger Lakes VA Health Care System, Canandaigua, New York
  • Kaytlin Kelly, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania
  • Jamie Lu Pauline Lucresio, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Lauren Mann, Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, New York
  • Lindsey Rathbun, Unity Hospital, Rochester, New York
  • Rhiannon Reynolds, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc., Albany, New York
  • Allison Rogowski, Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, New York
  • Kristen Sevilla, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania
  • Alexis Velie, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, New York
  • Alicia Zimmer, Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York

Seven members of the Class of 2023 will engage in PGY-2 experiences as well, including:

  • Tanner Buchanan, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York
  • Cadhan McFadden, St. Joseph’s Health/Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Syracuse, New York
  • Lauren St. John, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carly Messenger, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ashley Smith, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, New York
  • Jessica Zagari, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Casey Zakrzewski, Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada