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POSITION TITLE:  PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident (12-Month Trainee Appointment)

TOTAL # OF POSITIONS:  4

HOW TO APPLY:

  • ASHP Program Code # 92117
  • Submit application through PhORCAS
  • Application due date:  January 3, 2020
  • Register with ASHP Resident Matching Program
  • National Matching Services Code # 235613
  • Onsite interview required

Applicant for the pharmacy residency program must:

  • Have received or be a candidate of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)  
  • Be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of California  
  • Be a citizen of the U.S.A. or hold a visa allowing for completion of the residency year (RUHS cannot sponsor visas)
  • Submit application materials through PhorCAS  
  • Adhere to the rules of the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program (RMP)
  • Be a highly motivated individual who desires advanced training and enhanced level of professional competence in pharmacy practice

Application materials must include:

  • Official transcript from the School of Pharmacy
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent that specifies your interests and goals
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications must be received by the designated PhorCAS deadline to be considered for the residency program. Residents for the PGY1 program are selected through the matching program.

After applications have been reviewed by the Residency Program Director and the Selection Committee (members of Residency Advisory Committee) through a set of predetermined selection criteria, qualified applicants will be invited for an on-site interview at their own expense.   

Criteria for Selection to the RUHS PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency include:

  • Communication skills, maturity and self confidence
  • Leadership, awareness and time management
  • Motivation, professional interest and integrity
  • Knowledgebase
  • Critical thinking and clinical reasoning
  • Scholastic achievements
  • Work experiences

These criteria will be evaluated through applicants' CVs, interviews, references, school transcripts and recommendation letters.  The Residency Advisory Committee will reconvene upon completion of the interview process to discuss and review feedback from interview scores and rank prospective candidates based on these predetermined criteria.  Final ranking will be submitted to the ASHP Resident Matching Program after review and approval by the RAC.

Phase II match and Scramble shall follow the same selection process with the exception of allowance of phone interview for candidates unable to travel within the Phase II match or Scramble period.