Application Process

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Licensed or eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in the state of South Carolina
  • Copy of transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Copy of curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent - describing reasons for seeking residency
  • Completed application submitted to the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) prior to January 6.

The following are considered during the selection process:

  • Professional competence. Based on the candidate's performance in clinical clerkships or other practical experience
  • Scholastic achievement. Based on the candidate's college record
  • Communication skills. Based on the candidate's personal interview, clerkship and academic performance. An on-site interview is required
  • Leadership potential. Based on the nature and extent of the candidate's participation in professional societies, community or public services and social activities
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Comprehension of the current standards of pharmacy practice
  • Understanding of the challenge of professional pharmacy practice