How to Apply

Application requirements and deadlines vary for our different residency programs, so check each program's page for those important details. However some elements are uniform and pertain to all of the residency programs:

Pharmacist Licensure

All residents must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Applications for Pharmacist License and Intern Registration are available.

Pennsylvania requires 1500 registered intern hours in order to be eligible for licensure. Of the 1500 hours, only 1000 hours can be obtained through an academic program. That is, 500 intern hours must be obtained outside of school. These 1500 intern hours must be registered with a state board of pharmacy to count toward licensure in Pennsylvania. If you have not yet started registering hours with your state board of pharmacy, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible in order to be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure. We also encourage you to review your own state's rules regarding the registration, reporting and transfer of intern hours. Please do not hesitate to discuss any questions you have regarding licensure with individual program directors.


All of our programs require an on-site interview.


Most of our programs use the PhORCAS on-line application tool. Here's a video that explains using PhORCAS.

A complete PhORCAS application includes:

  • Letter of intent

  • Curriculum vitae

  • College transcript

  • Three references utilizing the Standardized Reference Form in PhORCAS. See individual program descriptions for detailed reference requirements.


Each program's page lists the director who can answer questions you have about their program.