PGY2 Infectious Diseases Application Process

We appreciate your interest in the OHSU PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. 

How do I apply to the program?

Candidates for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program must have a certificate of completion from an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency program by July 1st, must have an active Oregon Intern License by July 1st, and must be eligible for full pharmacist licensure in Oregon by October 1st (View licensure information). application materials, which must be submitted via e-mail (we are not currently using PhORCAS), and should include: 

  • Official transcripts from all professional pharmacy education 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement specifying information related to the applicant's interest in OHSU's program
  • Recommendation letters from three references (feel free request the use a standardized reference form similar to PhORCAS).  Emailed letters should be sent directly by writers to Dr. Diana Yu (yud@ohsu.edu).

Applicants should send all materials above to Dr. Diana Yu (yud@ohsu.edu) by January 1, 2020. 

When are applications due?

Our application deadline is January 1st. As above, we are not using PhORCAS this year, or participating in the match, and will make all of our decisions prior to the ASHP-match date. All required components of the application file should be received this date. You must contact the Residency Program Director directly to request consideration of your application file if it is incomplete by the deadline. We do not begin reviewing applicant's files until they are complete.

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 to provide further information. Multiple preceptors review the files to make sure we give each applicant a fair assessment. We plan to contact applicants in mid-January and will schedule preliminary virtual interviews.  On-site interviews will then be scheduled for finalists. There is not a set number of applicants that we invite for interview. Our interviews are primarily scheduled in late January and early February. Since we are not participating in the ASHP match, we will be making final offers and position acceptance prior to the ASHP match date.

Does your program require a pharmacy practice residency to be eligible for your specialty?

Our specialty residency program in infectious diseases is designed as a PGY2 program. As such, eligible candidates must be in the process of completing or must have completed a PGY1 experience. A copy of the PGY1 Residency Certificate will be requested upon entering the PGY2 program at OHSU.