Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs Northern Illinois

Application process

Applicants should submit a standard application 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:

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

All applications must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • For PGY2 applicants, successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency (eligible for early commitment through the PGY1 program)

Application deadlines

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 8, 2024
  • PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 10, 2024
  • PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 5, 2024
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 3, 2024
  • PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency: Jan. 31, 2024