How to Apply for the Pharmacy Residency

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted through PHORCAS
  • Applicants must submit the following documents in order to be considered for an interview
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum Vitae 
    • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Official transcript from accredited School/College of Pharmacy
    • Response to essay questions (please limit to total 3 pages to complete)
      • Tell us why you have decided to pursue this program and what you hope to gain from residency training 
      • Describe one of your most recent interventions on rotations, and what you learned from the experience 
      • Describe your short term and long-term goals 
      • Briefly describe a mentor in your professional development


  • Residents must be a graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program. 
  • Residents must participate in and follow the rules of the Residency Matching Program set by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). 
  • Residents must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime basis. Work authorization sponsorship for this position is unavailable. 
  • Residents must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Pennsylvania.

Licensure Requirement

Residents must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania by July 31 of the current year.