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.
  • Participation in the ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Copy of transcripts.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of intent describing reasons for seeking residency.
  • Completed application submitted in 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.