MountainView Hospital recently announced its first class of Pharmacy residents for the Pharmacy Residency Program beginning in July 2018.

The announcement was made during the annual Phase I of the Match results day – when postgraduate year one or two pharmacy students learn where they will be spending the next year or two as pharmacy residents.

The talented group of three residents will be the first class of postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residents at MountainView Hospital.

MountainView Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program received 64 applicants for three positions. Of the 64 applicants, 20 were invited for an onsite interview.  All three positions were filled by matching with three of their top five candidates through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) National Matching Services.

MountainView’s inaugural class will include:

Peter Froio is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate for 2018 with Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada. Froio not only goes to school in Las Vegas, he also grew up in Las Vegas. He currently works at Sunrise Hospital as a pharmacy technician while doing clinical rotations throughout the valley. His professional interests span the scope of acute hospital practice.

Anita Lee is studying for her Doctor of Pharmacy at Southern Illinois University, where she also completed her pre-pharmacy coursework. While at Southern Illinois University, she also competed at tennis on the Division I level. Anita has interests in critical care, cardiology, infectious diseases and academia. Lee is originally from Las Vegas.

Jamal Sims is a Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, also from Southern Illinois University. He has served as the School of Pharmacy Class of 2018 President since he began pharmacy school in 2014. Jamal is interested in academia, ambulatory care and oncology.

“We are very excited to welcome and meet our first class of Pharmacy residents,” said Francisca Akoh, Residency Program Director at MountainView Hospital. “Our program provides highly specialized rotations that aren’t always present or easy to find all in one program, and brings a diverse pool of clinical pharmacist preceptors from around the country whose diverse and wide range of experiences make the residency program rich.”

This year, 6,505 applicants enrolled in the Match for PGY1 pharmacy positions and 5,236 applicants participated in the Match, according to an official summary report of Phase I Match for positions beginning in 2018 provided by ASHP[i].

The ASHP is responsible for establishing the rules of the Match and monitoring the Match. The administration and conduct of the Match is carried out on behalf of ASHP by National Matching Services Inc.

MountainView Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency program is separate from the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium and is solely based at MountainView Hospital.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging and urgent care centers, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

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3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

[i] Summary Results of the Phase I Match for Positions Beginning in 2018 (external PDF)