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Applying to the Pharmacy Administrative Residency Program

Applying to the Pharmacy Administrative Residency Program

Application Process

Applicants should submit a standard application through the standard Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) application the following information:

  • A letter of intent/personal statement. The letter of intent should state your reasons for pursuing both the residency program and graduate study, what your research interests are and why you are prepared for a graduate level program.
  • Three letters of recommendation using the “standardized form” within PhORCAS. We encourage reference writers to “individualize” their recommendation by taking advantage of the “brief program comments” text box. This is a free text area within the standardized form that allows reference writers to add up to 1,000 characters of additional information to the standardized form, if desired.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • No additional “supplemental information” is required through PhORCAS.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  2. If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  3. From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is January 2, 2022.

Applying to the Graduate School

All applicants must also complete an online University of Wisconsin graduate school admission application. Bear in mind the following when completing the online application:

  • 1A: First semester/year in which you wish to enroll should read Fall (yr): year in which you enroll; full time
  • 1B: Select Pharmacy MS (call number MS 756 PHM) for Intended Major Field of Study
  • The graduate school will also ask for a “letter of intent.” You may use the same content of the letter of intent you completed for PhORCAS, but you will need to re-submit this information with the grad school application.
  • Provide the graduate school with three references. The pharmacy department will provide the graduate school with the references submitted through PhORCAS.

Pharmacy Residency Stipends and Benefits

Residents receive a stipend of $47,500 per year. Additionally, each year residents receive the following benefits:

  • 144 hours of paid time off (PTO), inclusive of vacation, holidays and sick time, during each year of the residency program. PTO must be utilized for all UW Health recognized holidays the resident is not assigned to staff. Typically, residents are assigned to staff either New Year’s, Thanksgiving or Christmas and Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day.
  • Funding for professional meetings

Residents are not required to use vacation time to attend meetings. As employees of UW Health and the School of Pharmacy, residents receive full health, vision and dental insurance benefits and full access to the University of Wisconsin’s recreational, educational and cultural facilities.

Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs

Application Process

Applicants should submit a standard application (personal statement/letter of intent, three references and a CV) through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please encourage reference writers to add a brief, program-specific comment if possible.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  2. If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  3. From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.
  4. For the PGY-1 Pharmacy program, in your CV, please include the following: Average hours per week worked for work experience(s), description of the patient impact or clinical skills you gained and used while completing rotations and indication of whether leadership position(s) held were elected, appointed or volunteer positions.
  5. For the PGY1 Pharmacy program, answer the required DEI supplemental questions as part of the application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is Jan. 2, 2023.

Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Wisconsin

Information on Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Northern Illinois

UW Health is a world-class academic medical center in Madison, Wis., with a pharmacy department that is nationally recognized in the areas of clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership and residency training. We offer an ideal setting for residents to develop the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence needed to assist them in reaching their career goals. UW Health residencies offer many advantages, including:

  • Experience in an organization recognized nationally for patient care and safety at both departmental and organizational levels
  • Participation in a pharmacist clinical practice model in which pharmacists are integral members of the health care team
  • Access to academic medical center resources – the Health Sciences Learning Center and UW School of Pharmacy are readily accessible
  • The opportunity for teaching, including a teaching certificate program for residents
  • Access to the progressive Drug Policy Program and Pharmaceutical Research Center
  • A departmental emphasis on advancement of technology and patient safety

2023 Interview Dates

PGY-1 will be holding interviews on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 30
  • Friday, Feb. 3
  • Monday, Feb. 6
  • Friday, Feb. 10
  • Monday, Feb. 13

2022 Virtual Information Sessions

UW Health’s Pharmacy Department invites you to attend our 2022 Informational Sessions to learn more about the programs we have to offer. Here you will have the chance to hear from current residents, program directors and preceptors through program-specific breakout rooms.

  • Thursday, Sept. 29
  • Monday, Oct. 10
  • Thursday, Oct. 27
  • Monday, Nov. 28
  • Thursday, Dec. 15

Register for information sessions

Pharmacy Residency Programs

In 2022, 29 pharmacy residents entered the pharmacy residency training programs at UW Health. Select from the following residencies to view more information about the program and to learn how to apply. At this time, we do not have a need to sponsor visas for our residency programs.