12 DKICP students accept post-graduate residencies

DKICP Students from left to right, top row: Nichole Chaffin, Brooke Higa, Raha Hosseini, Feng Ming Huang, Noelle Lovesy, Christian Macaspac; bottom row: Shahrzad Mohammadi, Kimo Okamoto, Henry Quach, Tiana L. Ramos, Donald Waddell, Taylor Hori

DKICP Students from left to right, top row: Nichole Chaffin, Brooke Higa, Raha Hosseini, Feng Ming Huang, Noelle Lovesy, Christian Macaspac; bottom row: Shahrzad Mohammadi, Kimo Okamoto, Henry Quach, Tiana L. Ramos, Donald Waddell, Taylor Hori

College basketball has March Madness and Pharmacy College has March Match Day, when graduating or recently graduated students applying for post-graduate programs get first-round results from nearly 1,500 participating residency programs at medical and educational institutions across the country. This year, 10 students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 and two student from the Class of 2020 got very good news.


Carolyn Ma, DKICP Dean

“Residency match is a highly competitive process and occurs in two rounds, the first in late March and a second in April,” explains Carolyn Ma, DKICP Dean. “This year twelve of the 24 DKICP students applying for residencies were matched in the first round. These impressive results demonstrate the high quality of academics, service and scholarship these students achieved over their four years here.”

Students who received offers for a post-graduate year-one (PGY1) residency include:

Nichole Chaffin at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA

Brooke Higa at VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, Reno, NV

Raha Hosseini at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Bullhead City, AZ

Feng Ming Huang at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Bullhead City, AZ

Noelle Lovesy at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Christian Macaspac at VA Maryland Health Care, Baltimore, MD

Shahrzad Mohammadi, Class of 2020 will be completing a PGY1 at VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, Reno, NV

Kimo Okamoto at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hilo, HI

Henry Quach at San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CA

Tiana L. Ramos at CHI St. Alexius Health Mandan Pharmacy, Mandan, ND

Donald Waddell at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Taylor Hori, Class of 2020, will be in a year-two residency at Kansas City VA Medical Center, in Kansas City, MO. Currently, she is completing a PGY1 residency at the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System, North Las Vegas, NV.