Celebration was in the air for the students, alumni, family and friends who gathered virtually to recognize residencies obtained by students in the Class of 2021 (who were set to graduate May 1) and alumni from the Class of 2020.
President John Langell, M.D., Ph.D.; College of Pharmacy Dean Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.; and pharmacy faculty and staff hosted an online event to recognize the 20 graduating students in the Class of 2021 who placed in a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency and another nine alumni from the Class of 2020 who had placed for a postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) residency.
This year, more than half of the College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 applied for a residency.
And those from NEOMED beat the odds in a year that was more competitive than ever.
The placement rate for new pharmacy graduates in the U.S. seeking residencies is currently just 65%. Students from the 2021 graduating class at the College of Pharmacy beat that number, with a success rate of 67%.