Pharmacy Applicant Qualification and Application Process - VA Portland Health Care System
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Pharmacy Applicant Qualification and Application Process

Applicant Qualifications

·        Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy

·        Certificate of completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program (for PGY 2 programs)

·        Eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in any state

·        United States citizenship

·        Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program Application Process

·         All applicant materials must be submitted through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application ( PhORCAS) by the second Friday of January

·    Official School or College of Pharmacy transcript**

** Please submit an official transcript by the due date. If fall/winter APPE rotation grades are not included in your official transcript, please advise your school advisor, regional coordinator, or APPE coordinator to address a letter with APPE rotation grades

·         Letter of Intent

·         Curriculum Vitae

·         Three letters of recommendation using the standardized reference template in PhORCAS 

(for PGY2 programs, please make sure one of these letters is from your PGY1 Residency Program Director)

·         Extracurricular Information

·         Selected applicants will be invited to a personal on-site interview occurring in late-January or early-February.



This page updated Nov. 23, 2018