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How to Apply

PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency (Pharmacist)

Application materials are due January 2.

Step 1

Children's Mercy PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs request that all applicants use PhORCAS to submit their application materials. 

Required materials include:

  • A cover letter/ brief letter of intent

  • An official transcript from your college of pharmacy

  • Your curriculum vitae

  • Three professional references

    • PGY1 reference criteria: Two recommendations should be from clinical clerkship preceptors. The third recommendation may be from a supervisor at your place of employment, another faculty member or preceptor, or another individual of your choosing.  

    • PGY2 reference criteria: One letter of recommendation should be from the residency program director. The other two letters of recommendations may be from PGY1 preceptors or any other health care professional that you have closely worked with in the previous year.

  • A typed answer to the following essay question:

    • PGY1: In 300 to 500 words, please describe a situation when you influenced patient care.

    • PGY2: No essay required. 

Step 2

All candidates must register with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program. The ASHP Resident Matching Program makes all appointments. Match results are released in late March.

Step 3

Interviews are generally scheduled from late January through early February, and are by invitation.  An interview can be arranged only when your application file is complete. The CMH Applicant Review Committee will review all completed applications after the application deadline and will let applicants know whether or not they have been invited to interview. 

Applicants granted an interview will need to complete an online Children's Mercy human resources application. Details will be supplied to applicants who accept an offer to interview. PGY2 resident applicants invited to interview will be asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation, to be given during the day of the interview.


Health Care Benefits

Full health care benefits including prescription & dental are available. 

Paid Time Off

The resident will receive approximately three weeks of annual leave. 

Educational Leave

Time not deducted from vacation time.

Professional Meetings

Educational leave and travel funds are provided for ASHP Midyear and Pediatric Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting.