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Application Process

Requirements for Acceptance

At minimum, the candidate must meet the following criteria to be considered for selection:

  • Graduate or candidate for graduation from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a foreign pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Board of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of California within 90 days of the beginning of the residency program
  • Submit completed application through PhORCAS by due date and register for the ASHP MATCH program

How to Apply

Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center participates in the ASHP PhORCAS electronic application service. Applicants must submit all documents below through PhORCAS before January 2:

  • Letter of intent
  • A brief essay describing the following:
    • How will PCSTMC’s residency program help further your professional goals?
    • As a prospective resident, how can you contribute to PCSTMC’s program?
  • Official transcripts from College of Pharmacy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member and one from employer)

As an ASHP accredited program, Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center requires the resident candidate to participate in the ASHP MATCH program. Personal interviews will be scheduled from the end of January through end of February. Selected applicants will be notified of their interview times via email.

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