ACP Students, Alumni Match for Residencies in Six States

OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 13, 2024) — Six of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s members of the recently graduated Class of 2024 and two of its alumni members matched for residency positions for 2024-2025 in the recently held second round of the national pharmacy residency match program. ACP students will be completing those residencies in six different states.

Students and alumni who secured a PGY-1 or PGY-2 residency position for 2024-2025 included:

·         Julia Deel, PGY-2 Oncology at WVU Hospital, Morgantown, WV;

·         Colby Jordan Osborne, PGY-2 Infectious Disease at ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville, NC;

·         Annamay Fry, PGY-1 Newly emerging residency program –  Indian Health Service in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);

·         Bishen Kafley, PGY-1 Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio;

·         Stacey Looney, PGY-1 Central Health, Lynchburg, VA;

·         Logan Surface, PGY-1 Salem VA Hospital, Salem, VA;

·         Luis Villanueva, PGY-1 Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA; and

·         Karlee Wasilewski, PGY-1 Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN.

Annamay Fry accepted a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency position with the Indian Health Service in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She will be located in Yakima, WA, working as a civil servant on the Yakima Reservation.

Fry is originally from Millerstown, PA and received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences with a minor in chemistry from Lock Haven University. While at ACP, she was Phi Delta Chi Worthy Chief Counselor; Apothecary Medicinal Plant Society president; Student Leadership Council vice president; Rho Chi treasurer; Pro-Mé treasurer/business chair; and a member of the ACP Diversity Task Force.

Bishen Kafley, who is originally from Nepal, moved to the United States at the age of 17 to complete high school and to study pharmacy. His PGY-1 match is with Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in the Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency program. He currently resides in Cincinnati,  Ohio where he has worked as an inpatient pharmacy intern at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lawrenceville, IN.

Upon arriving in the U.S., he found support from John Cook and his family in Atlanta, GA, where he attended the final two years of high school at the Galloway School with a full scholarship. Kafley attended Berea College in Berea, KY, on a full-tuition scholarship, majoring in biology and chemistry. While working as a chemist and clinical lab scientist post-graduation, he also earned a master’s degree in health informatics from Northern Kentucky University.

While at ACP, Kafley served as president of Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society; as a former SGA president for the Class of 2024; vice president, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity; vice president/treasurer, American Pharmacists Association; and as a member of the ACP Diversity Task Force; ACCP; ACP Compounding Club; and the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO).

Stacey Looney matched as a PGY1 resident at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA. Looney is from Vansant and received her Associate of Arts and Science degree with an Advanced Studies in Science Career Studies Certificate at Southwest Virginia Community College.

Her motivation for helping others has been what she called the driving force behind her pursuit of a career in pharmacy and she added, every patient is unique and having a PGY1 Residency position will align with her values and goals of improving patient-centered care. 

Logan Surface matched as a PGY-1 resident at the Salem VA Health Care System where he plans to further explore career options and find his niche in pharmacy practice. Current areas of practice he said he is interested in pursuing are infectious disease, cardiology, critical care and psychology. 

Surface is from Bluefield, VA. He graduated from Graham High School in 2017 and went on to study human nutrition, foods and exercise with a minor in psychology at Virginia Tech, where he graduated in 2021He served as the Class of 2024 SGA president in his third year of pharmacy school.

Luis Villanueva matched at Mary Washington Hospital for it PGY1 Residency program. Born in Habana, Cuba, he obtained his undergraduate degree at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, before coming to ACP to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

While at ACP, Villanueva was vice president of the Diversity Task Force; the APHA HOD state executive; Worthy Inner Guard of PDC; historian of AMPS; and was a member of ASHP.

Karlee Wasilewski matched with Bristol Regional Medical Center for her PGY-1 residency. Her pharmacy interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care and infectious disease.

Wasilewski is originally from Tazewell, VA, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. While at ACP, she served as  Student Government Association [SGA] secretary; and Rho Chi Honor Society secretary.

ACP Alumnae Julia Deel is a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. She will be starting her PGY 2 residency in oncology at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV, in July 2024. Her interests include malignant hematology as well as bone marrow transplant. She is  2023 graduate of ACP.

ACP Alumnae Colby Jordan Osborne has been the PGY-1 pharmacy resident at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. After completing that residency, she will start her PGY2 pharmacy residency in infectious diseases at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC. 

Osborne is from Richlands, VA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public health from East Tennessee State University in 2020 and graduated from ACP in 2023.

ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY: The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 2003, the college accepted its first students in 2005. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its mission is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach and the professional development of pharmacists. Its graduate pharmacists are now practicing throughout the United States.

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