Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs

Please read if you are interested in the remaining Phase II spot for the UW Health PGY1 Program:

We have 1 remaining spot that we will recruit to fill in Phase II of the Match. The application requirements are the same as for Phase I. Applications are due in PhORCAS on Friday 3/26/21 at 8am CDT. However, I will review on a rolling basis.

Due to volume of interest, I am unable to answer specific questions from candidates. If you are interested in our remaining spot, I recommend you submit an application.


Krista McElray, UW Health PGY1 RPD

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.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is January 4, 2021.

Virtual Interviews

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting virtual interviews in place of on-site interviews for residency programs. Applicants selected for a virtual interview will be contacted by the current resident(s) to discuss available dates. Interviews are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays as full-day interviews.

The ASHP Matching Program results are announced in March 2021. If you match at UW Health, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the program director and an official job offer from UW Health Human Resources with salary/benefit information, including preliminary on-boarding information.