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Checklist for Residency Applicants

Checklist for Residency Applicants


  • Attend the local residency showcase at NDSU on Friday, September 12, 2014
  • Review the ASHP Online Directory which provides information on ASHP-accredited residencies
  • Request additional information and applications from programs of interest
  • Register to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting; select programs to visit at the Residency Showcase.  Meeting registration is $285 for student members and $395 for student non-members for 2014
  • Make necessary travel and lodging arrangements for the Midyear Meeting




  • Attend the Midyear Meeting.  This is the largest annual pharmacy meeting, with over 20,000 participants and 200 exhibitors from all over the USA, and students from virtually all colleges/schools of pharmacy.   


    • Location: rotates yearly between Anaheim (2014), New Orleans (2015), Las Vegas (2016), Orlando (2017)
    • What to do when there: national clinical skills competition, residency showcase, industry showcase, continuing education programs, job interviewing (PPS), poster sessions, social gatherings, and many other programs geared towards pharmacy students (NAPLEX prep course, etc)   


  • Request letters of recommendation, prepare cover letters, and complete paperwork for residency applications
  • Schedule on-site interviews


  • On-site interviews
  • For application to residencies participating in the Match, submit application agreement form and fee ($130) to the National Matching Service.
  • Applicants must also apply to the individual residency programs, in addition to the Match.  Application deadlines for individual residency programs vary; therefore applicants should check with each program regarding their deadline date.  Many of these programs use PhORCAS, on online portal, to process applications.  The cost for PHORCAS is $75 for applying up to 4 programs, $25 per program after that.  


  • Complete interviews.  Narrow residency choices to programs that best meet your needs and goals.
  • For application to residencies participating in the Match, submit Rank Order Form to the National Matching Service by their published date.  Open from February 6 – March 6 for 2015


  • Receive match results at noon (Eastern Time) on the published date.  March 20 for 2015
  • Unmatched residency candidates may directly contact programs with positions that remain unfilled (and vice-versa)

Prepared by Michael Kelsch, PharmD, September 10, 2014

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