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 and abide by the individual site policy on licensure requirements/dates.


All programs require an 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.

Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Student


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