Pharmacy Residency Program | Veterans Affairs (2023)

2021

McGrane IR,Lister JF. (2021). Sleep-Wake Disorders. In E. Alderman (Ed.). Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP): Neurology and Psychiatry. Lenexa, Kansas. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Thomas A.,Baker J., Hoffman T., Lamb K. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists Providing Consistent Comprehensive Medication Management with increased Efficiency through Telemedicine during the COVID19 Pandemic. JACCP.July 2021.

Smith A, Hansen J,Colvard M. Impact of a pharmacist-led substance use disorder transitions of care clinic on post-discharge medication treatment retention.Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2021; 130:10844.


2020

Barrett M, Ward S, Colvard M.Pharmacist-led telemental health transitions of care clinic improves antidepressant medication continuity posthospitalization.Ment Health Clin[internet]. 2020;10(6):381-4.

Figura C,Barrett M, Atkinson TJ. A Kratom Primer: Miracle Medicine or Herb of Abuse? Pract Pain Mgmt. 2020; 20(5).

Karst A,Colvard M,Bean J, Patel E, Pate R,Lister J.  Impact of a mental health trainee interdisciplinary program on a veteran population.Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.  2020; 3: 757-63.

Wallace, J. L.,&Hughes, J.Asthma Management: New Developments.The Rx Consultant. 2020.

Karst A,Colvard M,Bean J,Patel E, Pate R, Lister J.Impact of a mental health trainee interdisciplinary program on a veteran population.J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020:1-7.

2019

Henry HA, Smith CC, Ragheb B, Thomas AM, and Baker JW. Evaluation of a Direct Oral Anticoagulant Stewardship Program: Analysis of a Drug Consult Review Process and Population-Based Management Tool.J Cardiol Clin Pract. 2019;2(2): 1-6.

Eplin DD,Jackson AD, Smith A, Salvig B. Use of biosimilar granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for mobilization in autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a veteran population.Clinical Pharmacy International. 2019;1(4):229-33. DOI:https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.d.191008.001

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Matthews J,Eplin D, Savani B, Carranza B, Matheny L. Managing endocrine disorders in adults after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.Clinical Hematology International.2019;1(4):180-88. DOI:https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.d.190917.001

Burka, A.,Fann, J., Lamb, K., Salvig, B., &Wallace, J. L.Evaluation of a Novel Discharge Reminder Tool on Pneumococcal Vaccination in Hospitalized Elderly Veterans.Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2019; 1– 6.

Fief, C., Hoang, K., Phipps, S.,Wallace, J. L.,& Deweese, J. Examining the Impact of Antimicrobial Fluoroquinolones on Human DNA Topoisomerase IIα and IIβ.ACS Omega.2019; 4 (2):4049-4055.

Karst, A., Hayes, B., & Bean, J.Wallace, J.L.Effect of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pain management guidelines on post-surgical opioid prescribing among veterans.Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy.2019; 2:155-160.

2018

Gee ME, Watkins AK, Brown JN,Young EJA. Ivabradine for the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: a systematic review. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 2018https://doi.org/10.1007/s40256-017-0252-1.

Karst A.Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana Use: A Brief Review.Pharmacy.2018;6(128).

Karst A, Lister J. Utilization of G-CSF and GM-CSF as an alternative to discontinuation in clozapine-induced neutropenia or leukopenia: A case report and discussion.Mental Health Clin.2018;8(5):250-5.

Lister JF,Torbett AL,Benge CD,Bean JR. A Case of Nonfatal Torsade de Pointes Associated With Psychiatric Polypharmacy. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2018; 38 (2): 155-157.

2017

Koch J,Ward S, Thomas C. Implementation and results of a symptom-triggered opioid withdrawal protocol at a Veterans Affairs medical center. Ment Health Clin [Internet]. 2017;7(6):282-6. DOI: 10.9740/mhc.2017.11.282. PMCID: PMC6007729.

Khazan E,Anastasia E, Hough A, Parra D. Pharmacist-managed ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service Am J Health Sys Pharm 2017:74;190-195.

Hughes JC, Wallace JL, Bryant CL, Salvig BE, Fourakre TN, Stone WJ. Monitoring of Urate-Lowering Therapy Among US Veterans Following the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Management of Gout. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 Apr;51(4):301-306

Mahatme S,Atkinson TJ, Spallone A, Fudin J. The Preliminary Impact of Pain Management Integration into an HIV Specialty Clinic. Scientific Pages Anesth Pain Mgmt. 2017; 1(1):7-12.

Atkinson TJ, Crumb M, Raouf M. From Rare to Reality: The Challenge of Controlling Pain in Patients on Buprenorphine in the Acute Care Setting. J Trauma & Treatment. 2017; 6:1.

Raouf M,Atkinson TJ, Crumb M. Rational dosing of gabapentin and pregabalin in chronid kidney disease. J Pain Res. 2017; 10:275-278.

Michelle Colvard, Marie-Thérèse Jackson, Rosana Oliveira, Karin Scholtes, Steve Burghart, Cynthia A. Gutíerrez, Troy A. Moore, Shannon N. Saldaña, and Amy VandenBerg (2017) Consumer satisfaction with National Alliance on Mental Illness written medicine information. Mental Health Clinician: March 2017, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 74-80.

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2016

Self, T. H., Owens, R., Sakaan, S.,Wallace, J. L., & Howard-Thompson, A. Effect of diseases on response to vitamin K antagonists. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 2016; 32: 613-620.

Atkinson TJ, Gulum AH,Forkum WG. The Future of Pain Pharmacy: Driven by Need.Pharmacy Practice Research.2016; 5:33-42.

Bagwell A, Loy A, Mcfarland MS, Tessmer-neubauer A. Oral Acyclovir in the Treatment of Verruca. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(2):237-8.

Lister JF. Pharmacogenomics: A Focus on Antidepressants and Atypical Antipsychotics.” Mental Health Clin. 2016; 6 (1): 48-53.

Maxwell LG, McFarland MS, Baker JW, Cassidy RF. Evaluation of a Pharmacist Led Telehealth Clinic on Diabetes-Related Goals of Therapy in a Veteran Population.Pharmacotherapy.2016;36(3):348–356

Salvig BE, Gulum AH, Walters SA,Edwards LB,Fourakre TN,Marvin SC,McKenzie MS,Moseley MV, Ansari IJ. Pharmacist Screening for Risk of Osteoporosis in Elderly Veterans.Consult Pharm.2016; 31:440-449.

Ward S, Roberts JP, Resch, WJ, Thomas C. Psychotropic Use in Renal Impairment.Current Psychiatry. 2016;15(8):60-66.

Koch J, Modesitt T, Palmer M,Ward S, Martin B, Wyatt R, Thomas C. Review of pharmacologic treatment in cluster A personality disorders.Ment Health Clin[Internet]. 2016;6(2):75-81. DOI: 10.9740/mhc.2016.03.75.

Warstler A,Bean J.Antimicrobial-induced cognitive side effects.Mental health Clinician.July 2016; 6(4): 207-214.

Riesselman A. Raising Mental Health Awareness in a College of Pharmacy By Utilizing Community Resources, Artistic Reflection and Social Media. J Pharm Pract 2016; 29(3): 284.

Atkinson TJ, Cleary J, Fudin J. 10 Pain Medication Myths: Challenges in Selecting the Appropriate Analgesic.Pract Pain Mgmt. Publication Pending September 2016.

2015

Salvig BE, Easterling JL, Moseley MV, Patel EL, Joppich HM,Bean JR. Improving antipsychotic use in a Veteran Affairs Community Living Center. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2015; 23(3): 35-39.

Lister JF, Voinov B, Thimothy L,Bean JF. Drug-Induced System Hypersensitivity Reaction Associated With Ziprasidone: An Atypical Occurrence. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2015; 35 (4): 478-480.

Riesselman A, El-Mallakh RS. Akathisia with azithromycin.Ann Pharmacother. May 2015; 49(5):609.

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Riesselman A, Johnson E, Palmer E. Lithium and clozapine in suicidality: shedding some light to get out of the dark.Mental Health Clinician. September 2015; 5(5):237-43.

2014

Baker JW, Bean J,Benge C, McFarland MS. Designing a Resident Research Program. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. April 2014: 71: 592-598

McFarland MS, Wallace JP, Parra J,Baker J.Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction with Diabetes Management Provided by Clinical Pharmacists in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. March 2014: 7(1): 115-21

Baker JW, Larue C.Diabetic patient Education Pit Fall Regarding Insulin Administration. Pending Publication October 2014 Federal Practitioner.

Fudin J,Atkinson TJ.Opioid Prescribing Levels Off, but is less really more? Pain Medicine. [Epub ahead of print] January 2014.

Wallace JP, Wallace JL, McFarland SM. Comparing Dosing of Basal Insulin Analogues Detemir and Glargine: Is It Really Unit-Per-Unit and Dose-Per-Dose? Pharmacotherapy.2014;48: 361–368

Fudin J,Atkinson TJ. Personalized Oxycodone Dosing: Using Pharmacogenetic Testing and Clinical Pharmacokinetics to Reduce Toxicity Risk and Increase Effectiveness. Pain Medicine. 2014; 15(5): 723-725.

Atkinson TJ,Schatman ME, Fudin J. The damage done by the war on opioids: the pendulum has swung too far. J Pain Res. 2014; 12(7):265-268.

Atkinson TJ,Fudin J. Interactions Between Pain Medications And Illicit Street Drugs. Pract Pain Mgmt. August 2014: 50-61.

Younan M,Atkinson TJ, Fudin J. A Practical Approach to Discontinuing NSAID Therapy Prior to a Procedure. Pract Pain Mgmt. December 2013: 45-51.

Atkinson TJ, Fudin J, Jahn HL, Kubotera N, Rennick AL, Rhorer MK. What’s New in NSAID Pharmacotherapy? Pain Medicine. 2013; 14(Suppl 1):S11-S17.

Atkinson TJ,Fudin J, Pandula A, Mirza M. Medication Pain Management in the Elderly: Unique and Underutilized Analgesic Treatment Options. Clinical Therapeutics. 2013; 35(11):1669-1689.

2013

Maxwell L,McFarland MS.Clinical utility and tolerability of linagliptin in diabetic patients. Drug Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2013:5 67-78.

Farland MZ, Byrd DC,McFarland MS,Thomas J, Franks AS, George CM, Gross BN, Guirguis AB, Suda KJ. Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration for Diabetes Care: The Diabetes Initiative Program.Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Jun;47(6):781-9. doi: 10.1345/aph.1S079. Epub 2013 May 8.

Lamb KD, Baker JW,McFarland MS. Evaluation of implementation of a PGY-2 ambulatory care resident into the patient centered medical home model. Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents. September 2013.

Welding J,Ragheb B.Evidence-Based Approach to the Use of CoQ10 to Deal with Statin Intolerance. Lipid Spin. Fall 2013; 11(4): 13-14.

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Fudin J, Shrivastava A,Atkinson TJ. Opioids for Surgery or Acute Pain in Patients on Chronic Buprenorphine. In Aronoff G, ed., Medication Management of Chronic Pain: What you Need to Know. Publication pending, Trafford Publishing, 2013.

Atkinson TJ, Fudin J. The problem with chronic pain and opioid medications. In ed., Peppin J, Kirsh K, Coleman J. Pain and Prescription Drug Diversion: Healthcare, Law Enforcement, and Policy Perspectives. Publication pending. Oxford University Press. 2013.

2012

McFarland MS,Davis KJ, Wallace JL. Utilization of home telehealth monitoring with active medication management by clinical pharmacists in poorly controlled diabetic patients. Pharmacotherapy 2012;32:420–426

McFarland MS, Huddleston L, Mckenzie M, Tammareddi K,Bean J.Comparison of hemoglobin A1c goal achievement with the addition of pioglitazone to maximal/highest tolerated doses of sulfonylurea and metformin combination therapy. Journal of Drug Assessment. Published online Journal of Drug Assessment, 2012, Vol. 1, 34-39

Scott-Weideman J,Ragheb B,Nichols M, Hardy A, Rey A. The effects of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Vitamins on International Normalized Ratios in Patients Taking Warfarin. Federal Practitioner. June 2012; 29(7): 29-32

2011

McFarland MS,Markley, B, Zang P, Hudson JQ. Evaluation of the modification of diet in renal disease and Cockroft-Gault equations for sitagliptin dosing.J Nephrol. 2011 Sep 7:0. doi: 10.5301/jn.5000026.

Baker JW,Leidy KL, Smith KM, Okeke US. Argyria Associated with Use of Systemic Colloidal Silver. Federal Practitioner. Jan 2011; 28(1): 39-42.

D'Alesio V,Salvig BE, Fourakre TN.Evaluation of osteoporosis risk assessment in veterans receiving androgen-deprivation therapy. Consultant Pharmacist. Jan 2011; 26(1):43-7.

Baker JW,Pierce KL, Ryals CA. INR Goal Attainment and Oral Anticoagulation Knowledge of Patients Enrolled in an Anticoagulation Clinic in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. J Managed Care Pharmacy. March 2011; 17(2): 133-42.

Willens D,Cripps RJ, Wilson AS, Wolfe K, Rothman R. Interdisciplinary care for diabetic patients with primary care physicians, nurses, and clinical pharmacists: team care of diabetes with nurses and clinical pharmacists in primary care. Clinical Diabetes. 2011; 29(2):60-68.

Cripps RJ,Gourley ES, Johnson W,Cassidy R, Morgan TC, Venugopal D, McFarland MS. An evaluation of diabetes-related measures of control after 6 months of clinical pharmacy specialist intervention. Journal of Pharmacy Practice.2011;24:332-338

McFarland MS, Brock M,Ryals, C. Place in therapy for liraglutide and saxagliptin for type 2 diabetes. Southern Medical Journal. 2011 Jun; 104(6):426-39.

2010

Hahn M,Bean J, McFarland MS,Carnahan W.Smoking prevalence and nicotine patch success rate within a VA medical center. Fed Pract 2010 October:14-21.

McFarland MS,Cripps R. Diabetes and cancer with a focus on insulin and metformin. Pharmacotherapy 2010;30:1159–1178.

Edwards L, Powers J. Electronic medication reconciliation: A pilot demonstration on an inpatient geriatrics unit. Fed Pract 2007 September;24(9):49-53,62.

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FAQs

What questions should I ask a pharmacy residency program? ›

List of Pharmacy Residency Interview Questions
  • Can you please tell us a little about yourself?
  • What motivated you to become a pharmacist?
  • Why did you attend pharmacy school?
  • What do you perceive to be the role of the pharmacist?
  • Can you describe your experience working in the pharmacy profession?
2 Feb 2022

What are the most competitive pharmacy residency programs? ›

Top Pharmacy Residency Programs 2018-19
  • Johns Hopkins Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel HillPharmacy Residency Program.
  • University of Minnesota Pharmacy Residency Program.
  • University of California–San Francisco Pharmacy Residency Program.
4 Oct 2018

How many letters of recommendation do you need for pharmacy residency? ›

Even though 3 recommendations is the standard, it may be beneficial to ask 4 or 5 individuals to write letters of recommendation for you, in case one or 2 are unable or unwilling to do so. You read that correctly: some preceptors, mentors, and colleagues may not want to write letters or recommendations.

How do you answer why do you want to do a pharmacy residency? ›

Pharmacy residencies allow you to apply the knowledge and skills you've learned in school to real patients, situations, and settings. You will also be exposed to different facets of practice and learn about the many and varied career paths available to pharmacists today.

How many interviews do pharmacy residency programs offer? ›

Candidates will be invited to interview in order of final ranking. A total of 5 applicants will be interviewed for each residency position offered.

How do you introduce yourself in a pharmacy residency interview? ›

Introduce yourself well

It should have the structure of past, present and then future. Do not be too long-winded, but describe where you came from and what brought you to today. Then talk about what you are currently doing and interested in. Close out by talking about where you want to go / your future goals.

What is the hardest residency to get into? ›

Competitive programs that are the most difficult to match into include:
  • General Surgery.
  • Neurosurgery.
  • Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Ophthalmology.
  • Otolaryngology.
  • Plastic Surgery.
  • Urology.
  • Radiation Oncology.

What is the least competitive residency? ›

The 10 Least Competitive Specialties in Medicine
  • Psychiatry.
  • Emergency Medicine.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Neurology.
  • Child Neurology.
  • Pathology.
  • Internal Medicine.
  • Anesthesiology.
10 Sept 2022

What is a good GPA for residency pharmacy? ›

Pre-requisites for PGY1 programs including the two year combined programs: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college; minimum GPA of 3.0.

What makes a strong letter of recommendation residency? ›

Letters of Recommendation must demonstrate a genuine knowledge, care, and confidence in the applicant. However, the LoR should not be excessive, boastful, or hyperbolic. Weaknesses can be mentioned in a Letter of Recommendation. However, they should end as evidence of your growth as a person or professional.

When should I get letters of recommendation for residency? ›

When should I request letters of recommendation for residency? You should request letters of recommendation at least one month before September 29th. Ideally, you would request letters of recommendation at the very beginning of a rotation, especially if you know it's a specialty you hope to pursue for residency.

Can residents write letters of recommendation? ›

Avoid requesting a letter from a resident or fellow. They may have the best knowledge of your clinical skills, but the attending should write your letter.

Is it worth doing a pharmacy residency? ›

The average resident salary is around $45,000, well less than half of the national average pharmacist salary of $120,000. Completing a residency for one year means you are would be losing out on $75,000 and for 2 years $150,000. This doesn't account for the student loan interest that will accumulate during this time.

How do I ace a residency interview? ›

With so much at stake, it's no wonder many applicants feel nervous, anxious, and even some trepidation when facing interviews.
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Six Ways to Ace Your Residency Interviews
  1. Impress with your answers. ...
  2. Do your homework. ...
  3. Don't be on the wrong end of a technical glitch or background mistake.
2 Dec 2021

What are your strengths pharmacy residency interview? ›

Typical strengths include good communication skills, ascertaining others' needs, patience, dependability, accountability, flexibility, paying attention to detail, and problem solving. In interview situations, however, these answers may sound canned and scripted.

Is it hard to match to a pharmacy residency? ›

Only 64.9% of the students that apply for the Match actually get a residency. Your odds are basically 1 in 3.

What is a residency showcase? ›

Additional Information A local residency showcase provides a platform for interested students and residency program representatives to meet one another. As a student, you can get a feeling for programs and requirements to help you make an informed decision about pursuing residency training.

How long should interview answers be residency? ›

Once you have your main speaking points jotted down, you'll need to rehearse. Ideally, your response should be a couple of minutes with three minutes being the maximum length. If it's any longer than that, you risk losing your audience's attention.

What are your weaknesses pharmacy interview? ›

If you have experience with pharmacy work, tell the interviewers about tricky situations you've experienced, and how it helped you become a better pharmacist. And if you lack experience, or even apply for your very first job, you can always point out lack of experience as your biggest weakness.

What a good response for tell us about yourself? ›

A simple formula for answering “Tell me about yourself”

Present: Talk a little bit about what your current role is, the scope of it, and perhaps a big recent accomplishment. Past: Tell the interviewer how you got there and/or mention previous experience that's relevant to the job and company you're applying for.

Is residency harder than medical school? ›

Clinical grades are usually based on a curve such that only a small percentage of the class can earn them, meaning you have to outshine your colleagues. In this regard, medical school is much more stressful than residency. In residency, the pressure to outperform your peers is an order of magnitude lower.

What is the toughest medical specialty? ›

Table of Contents
  • Integrated interventional radiology.
  • Orthopedic surgery.
  • Integrated plastic surgery.
  • Radiation oncology.
  • Neurological surgery.
  • Otolaryngology.
  • Thoracic surgery.
21 Nov 2018

What happens if you don't match residency? ›

Those who do not match in the initial Main Residency Match can apply for the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP). There are three SOAP rounds during Match week, in which unmatched students and residency programs can connect, and many applicants are placed into residencies this way.

What is the hardest branch of medicine? ›

1. Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery: According to our research, plastic surgery is the hardest specialty. Plastic surgeons specialize in soft tissue such as skin, muscle, and fat rather than bones, which are the domain of orthopedic surgeons.

How many medical students didnt match 2022? ›

U.S. MD seniors had a 92.9% match rate in the 2022 cycle. International medical graduates

International medical graduates
An international medical graduate (IMG), earlier known as a foreign medical graduate (FMG), is a physician who has graduated from a medical school outside of the country where he or she intends to practice.
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(IMGs) matched at a rate of 61.4% among U.S. citizens and 58.1% among non-U.S. citizens.

Do grades matter for residency? ›

For any medical student looking to match in a residency, good grades and academic performance are important, but what is more important is demonstrating you are someone who has the drive and capability and can fit into the program's training culture.

What makes a good pharmacy resident? ›

The most critically important subjective characteristics in defining a successful resident as ranked among PGY1 residency programs are dependability, professionalism, self-motivation/initiative, and work ethic.

Do grades matter in pharmacy school? ›

Look, grades are important for certain things but, in the long run, they really don't matter. If I apply for a new job, they don't care about what I got in pharmacotherapeutics or in pharmacodynamics (thank heavens!).

How do you say I give my highest recommendation? ›

It is satisfying to be able to give him / her my highest recommendation. I hope this information proves helpful. I enthusiastically recommend...as a promising candidate. I enthusiastically recommend...as a promising candidate.

Can I send more than 3 letters of recommendation? ›

Most applicants find three letters sufficient and you should not submit additional letters unless there are strong reasons for doing so. The advanced certificate program in Ergonomics requires two references, but they are not asked to write letters of recommendation.

How long should recommendation letters be? ›

The length and submission of a recommendation letter

The recommendation letter should be no more than two pages in length. Although a recommendation letter is more about quality than quantity, a letter containing only a few sentences is not recommended.

How do you get a good residency letter of residence? ›

Top Tips for Residency Letters of Recommendation
  1. Know what a good letter of recommendation includes. ...
  2. Find awesome attendings at your clinical experiences. ...
  3. Always waive the right to view your letters. ...
  4. Choose your letter writer based on specialty. ...
  5. Don't ask your friends or family for letters.
12 Sept 2019

How do you ask a preceptor for a letter of recommendation? ›

When requesting a letter it is important to provide the preceptor with your updated CV and a short personal bio for them to get to know you better. Ask the preceptor if they would be willing to write you a strong LOR.

How many lors do you need for residency Reddit? ›

Programs on ERAS require three, with most programs allowing four letters to support your application. I had three letters from medical school/graduate school and two letters from away rotations, for a total of five. I would get two letters if possible.

Do program directors know each other? ›

Program directors tend to know one another—from going to conferences together and whatnot. And if they don't actually know each other personally, there are usually not that many degrees of separation between them.

How many LORs are required? ›

At most, universities require three LORs, while a few universities may ask for more than three LORs, but this is usually up to the applicant. Similarly, LORs for PhD should be academic LORs that demonstrate the applicant's ability and potential for research and interest in the subject/field of study.

Can you submit ERAS without letters of recommendation? ›

*You do not have to wait for your letters of recommendation to be in to send your ERAS Application or create a list of LoR(s) authors.

What is the highest paid pharmacist? ›

How Much Does a Pharmacist Make? Pharmacists made a median salary of $128,710 in 2020. The best-paid 25 percent made $147,690 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $112,690.

What type of pharmacists make the most money? ›

Hospital/health system pharmacists are the highest paid at an average of $127,700 a year, or $61.41/hr.

Why do hospitals use pharmacy residency? ›

The purpose of a pharmacy practice residency is: To refine professional competence in direct patient care, through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners, pharmacy operational services and project management gained during study in an accredited pharmacy professional degree program.

Is it better to interview earlier or later residency? ›

Scheduling early or late does not necessarily help or hurt your application. Many opinions exist on this issue. If you interview early, you may have a better chance of being reviewed when interviewers and committee members have fewer competitive applicants to compare you against.

How many residency interviews should I go on? ›

You want to go on at least 8-10 interviews. You can consider canceling some interviews if you have more than 8-10 scheduled. We recommend that you discuss this with your DOM advisor. Try to give programs as much lead time as possible so someone else can have the interview spot.

How many interviews do residency programs offer? ›

According to data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) the median number of interviews for Matched applicants in the 2020–2021 cycle was 14, so Dr. Allen's number was right in line with that.

How do you introduce yourself in a pharmacy residency interview? ›

Introduce yourself well

It should have the structure of past, present and then future. Do not be too long-winded, but describe where you came from and what brought you to today. Then talk about what you are currently doing and interested in. Close out by talking about where you want to go / your future goals.

How many interviews do pharmacy residency programs offer? ›

Candidates will be invited to interview in order of final ranking. A total of 5 applicants will be interviewed for each residency position offered.

How do you answer why should we choose you residency interview? ›

Your answer should convey that you are interested in exploring and learning about the specialty as a whole, even if you have a specific interest in a subspecialty. Remember that you will get training in all aspects of the specialty during residency, not only the subspecialty you are interested in.

What are your strengths pharmacy residency interview? ›

Typical strengths include good communication skills, ascertaining others' needs, patience, dependability, accountability, flexibility, paying attention to detail, and problem solving. In interview situations, however, these answers may sound canned and scripted.

What questions are asked in a pharmacy interview? ›

35 Common Pharmacist Interview Questions and Answers
  • Tell me about yourself. ...
  • Tell me about your experience as a pharmacist. ...
  • Why did you become a pharmacist? ...
  • What do you like best about being a pharmacist? ...
  • What do you like least about being a pharmacist? ...
  • What is your greatest strength? ...
  • What is your greatest weakness?

What is PGY1 pharmacy residency? ›

Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)

“Postgraduate year one of pharmacy residency training is an organized, directed, accredited program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities gained from an accredited professional pharmacy degree program.

What is your greatest strength answer samples pharmacist? ›

Example: “My greatest strength is my ability to remain calm under pressure. I have worked at several pharmacies where the workload was high, but I always managed to stay focused on helping patients. One time, there were three pharmacists out sick, so I had to work alone for an entire day.

What is your weakness in pharmacy interview answer? ›

If you have experience with pharmacy work, tell the interviewers about tricky situations you've experienced, and how it helped you become a better pharmacist. And if you lack experience, or even apply for your very first job, you can always point out lack of experience as your biggest weakness.

How do you answer why should we choose you residency interview? ›

Your answer should convey that you are interested in exploring and learning about the specialty as a whole, even if you have a specific interest in a subspecialty. Remember that you will get training in all aspects of the specialty during residency, not only the subspecialty you are interested in.

What is your weakness best answer? ›

Answer “what is your greatest weakness” by choosing a skill that is not essential to the job you're applying to and by stressing exactly how you're practically addressing your weakness. Some skills that you can use as weaknesses include impatience, multitasking, self-criticism, and procrastination.

Why is the snake the symbol of pharmacy? ›

The snake was a symbol of wisdom, immortality and healing in Middle and far Eastern cultures far older than that of ancient Greece, although its association with Aesculapius has been attributed to snakes used at a temple dedicated to him in Epidaurus in the north eastern Peloponnese.

Who is the father of pharmacist? ›

Pharm Hist.

Is doing a pharmacy residency worth it? ›

The average resident salary is around $45,000, well less than half of the national average pharmacist salary of $120,000. Completing a residency for one year means you are would be losing out on $75,000 and for 2 years $150,000. This doesn't account for the student loan interest that will accumulate during this time.

Which type of pharmacist makes the most money? ›

10 Highest paying pharmacy jobs
  • Pediatric pharmacist.
  • Oncology pharmacist. ...
  • Compounding pharmacist. ...
  • Hospital pharmacist. ...
  • Ambulatory care pharmacist. ...
  • Informatics pharmacist. National average salary: $127,874. ...
  • Nuclear pharmacist. National average salary: $123,806. ...
  • Community pharmacist. National average salary: $107,372. ...
25 Mar 2022

Why do hospitals use pharmacy residency? ›

The purpose of a pharmacy practice residency is: To refine professional competence in direct patient care, through supervised practice under the guidance of model practitioners, pharmacy operational services and project management gained during study in an accredited pharmacy professional degree program.

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