Application Process

We appreciate your interest in the OHSU PGY1/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. 

How do I apply to the program? 
Candidates for residency should have completed an academic program in pharmacy at an ACPE accredited pharmacy school by July 1st and must be eligible for full pharmacist licensure in Oregon by October 1st (for licensure information, click here). Required application materials, which must be submitted through PhORCAS, include: 
  • Official transcripts from all professional pharmacy education 
  • Completed application form 
  • Personal statement 
  • Recommendation letters from three references using the standardized reference form located in PhORCAS
OHSU participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program and utilizes PhORCAS; applicants are required to be registered in the National Matching Service before they will be invited for interview. Availability for an on-site interview is required. In the event of a non-matched position, OHSU will open its application process to qualified candidates still seeking residency training.

When are applications due? 
Our application deadline is January 1st. We understand that items such as your pharmacy school transcripts and letters of reference may arrive later than the application deadline since you are relying on other people to complete those tasks for you. Please make sure you request them as early as possible; we do not begin reviewing applicant's files until they are complete. All application materials are to be uploaded into PhORCAS. 

What happens after I submit my application? 
After we receive completed files, we use a series of pre-determined criteria to evaluate each applicant before deciding who will be invited for interview. Multiple preceptors review the files to make sure we give each applicant a fair assessment. We do not have a set number of applicants that we invite to interview. Our interviews are primarily scheduled in February. We do our best to accommodate applicant's requests for certain dates if they will already be in the Portland metro area.