How to Apply for PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • Ohio licensure within 90 days of residency start date  
  • Successful completion of requirement employment, physician, drug/nicotine screen, and background check

Residency applicant qualifications will be evaluated by the residency program director (RPD) through an established, formal procedure that includes an assessment of the applicant’s ability to achieve the educational goals and learning objectives for training.  Such procedure will include at least the following:

  • Submission of application materials through PhORCAS
  • Formal on – site interview
  • 20 minute on-site presentation on a topic of applicant’s choice

Applicants will be reviewed and considered based on the following criteria:

  • Competence – based upon the candidate’s performance in advanced pharmacy practice rotations 
  • Scholastic achievement – based upon the candidate’s college record
  • Verbal communication skills – assessed during interview process
  • Extracurricular activities – based upon leadership in organization, school functions, and community activities
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Enthusiasm, self – motivation, and self – confidence – based on the interview, and letters of recommendation
  • Perceived compatibility with the program’s goals and philosophy