Pharmacy Residency Pharmacy Residency Testimonials

Pharmacy Residency Testimonials

Hear from our own residents about how Monument Health has positively impacted their lives.

“I chose to complete both my PGY1 and PGY2 critical-care residency at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital because of the positive experiences I had during my P4 APPE rotation at Monument Health. The preceptors, providers and other caregivers are extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with. After completion of my PGY2 residency, I decided to stay on at Monument Health for the people and experiences that Monument Health has to offer. I look forward to spending many more years serving the patients at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.”

–  Jenna Lund

“I chose to complete my PGY1 and PGY2 residency training with Monument Health Rapid City Hospital and Monument Health Cancer Care Institute because of the outstanding preceptors, variety of rotations and educational experiences, and the ability to serve a large patient population in Western South Dakota and the surrounding areas. I was able to expand my knowledge base and become a practitioner capable of practicing in multiple areas throughout the health care system. I chose to stay and practice as an oncology pharmacist at the Monument Health Cancer Care Institute because of my passion for oncology, the amazing staff, and the truly unique opportunities that are available for oncology pharmacists practicing within this institution.”

– Abby Ferdinand

“I chose to complete my PGY1 and PGY2 residencies at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital because of the highly qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic preceptors, as well as the learning opportunities and mentorship programs that are offered. The culture, people and patients we serve are the reasons I hope to continue my pharmacy career at Monument Health after residency; however I am confident I will be equipped to provide quality patient care in any institution following my residencies.”

– Jessi Henter

“I could not be happier that I completed my PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital. I was immediately embraced, supported and encouraged as a team member across the Cancer Care Institute, which made my transition into a new facility much easier. The clinic teams are supportive and have been key to building a strong foundation as a new clinical oncology pharmacist. What persuaded me to stay with Monument Health as a clinical oncology pharmacist post-residency was the health care system’s dedication to providing high-quality patient care across western South Dakota. I am elated to be able to call Monument Health home!”

– Nathan Matlock

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact Katie M. Hayes, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Residency Program Director at