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Applicant Requirements

All applicants to our PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program must:

  • Be graduates or candidates 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 Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP);
  • Be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Washington State (residents without a Washington State Pharmacist License at the beginning of the residency program must be licensed as a Pharmacy Intern in Washington State); and
  • Participate in the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and the ASHP Resident Matching Program (Match).

Applicants must submit a completed application to PhORCAS no later than January 2, 2022. A complete application consists of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A letter of intent that demonstrates the applicant's desire to pursue a career in ambulatory pharmacy
  • Three professional references (preferably from ambulatory/outpatient pharmacists and internship supervisors); additional references will not be reviewed
  • An official copy of college of pharmacy transcript(s)
  • For programs without a GPA system, an official class ranking report/statement (if available). If unable to upload to PhORCAS, please have this emailed directly from the school to the Residency Program Director at
  • A completed supplemental application.

Program National Matching Code: 195222

Application deadline for 2023-24 residency year: Sunday January 1, 2023

Interviews: After initial application review, we will select eligible applicants for a brief virtual screening interview in January. We will then invite a final subset of applicants to participate in a lengthier interview, which will be scheduled to occur in February.

A note about 2023-2024 residency year interviews: Final interviews will be conducted for all candidates in a virtual format. While we agree that in-person interviews are enjoyable and have benefits, we strongly believe in and support the equity for all candidates that is provided by a virtual format. We believe that all candidates – regardless of their ability to travel – should be given equal consideration with our program. Virtual interviews also have an additional benefit of being more environmentally responsible.