Current Pharmacy Residents :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Current Pharmacy Residents

The following information is provided to let you learn more about our current pharmacy resident class at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Please feel free to contact our residents if you would like their insight regarding any of our three pharmacy residency programs.

Jacalyn Rogers, PharmD, CHM

Jacalyn RogersTitle: Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Hometown: Chardon, Ohio

Undergraduate Education: John Carroll University and Kent State University

Pharmacy School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Reason for residency:  I desired to grow both personally and professionally by developing my skills as a clinician and leader within health-system pharmacy.

Areas of interest:  Leadership, Professional Organizations, Medication Safety, Teaching, and Technology.

Personal areas of interest: Yoga, baking, cooking, knitting, and spending time with my cat “Chewie” and my husband



Allison Vecchiet, PharmD

Allison VecchietTitle: Master of Science and Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Hometown: Mount Olive, New Jersey

Undergraduate Education: DeSales University

Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Reason for residency: My goal for completing the combined MS/HSPA residency was to gain additional clinical experience and develop business acumen. I was drawn to Nationwide Children’s residency program because it offers a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, unique opportunities to experience a pharmacist’s role within managed care, and so many great mentors within the department who are truly invested in the success of the residents.

Areas of Interest: Leadership, Managed Care, Specialty Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Finance

Personal Interests: Traveling, working out, trying all of the great food in Columbus, and football (Go Bucks!)


Becky MacAleese, PharmD

Becky MacAleeseTitle: PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics

Hometown: Lisbon, Ohio

Pharmacy School/PGY1 Residency: The Ohio State Univesity College of Pharmacy

Reason for residency: I decided to do post graduate training to build on the application of foundational knowledge that I learned in pharmacy school. I became interested in pediatrics after a P4 rotation in the PICU. I was interested in the therapeutic intricacies in the discipline of pediatrics, particularly the pharmacokinetic differences. The diverse and challenging opportunities provided by this program, along with all of the amazing people, were what attracted me to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Areas of interest: Cystic fibrosis, critical care, cardiology

Personal areas of interest: Spending time with my fiancé and friends, eating at all of the amazing restaurants in Columbus, running, traveling, visiting baseball stadiums, Cleveland sports, and of course.. the BUCKEYES!


Emily Rodman, PharmD

Emily RodmanTitle: PGY2 Pharmacy Resident - Pediatrics

Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota

Pharmacy School: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

PGY-1 Residency: University of Chicago Medicine

Reason for residency: To expand upon my baseline knowledge and work more closely with the patient population I love!

Areas of interest: Critical care, transplant

Personal areas of interest: Music, reading, exploring the city, hiking


Kayla Durkin, PharmD

Kayla DurkinTitle: Community Care PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown: Mars, Pennsylvania

Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University

Reason for residency:  I desired to expand my knowledge and skills in ambulatory pharmacy and to develop pharmacy services that are sustainable and improve the pharmacy profession as a whole.

Areas of interest: All ambulatory pharmacy disease states, immunizations, MTM, and transitions of care

Personal areas of interest: Working out, baking, sports, shopping


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