Application Procedures, General Requirements & Benefits

Published On 10/31/2013

Application Process & Deadline

To apply for a pharmacy residency program, complete an application using the PhorCAS® online system. All application materials must be submitted online through PhorCAS® by January 10. We do not accept applications via any other method.

You’ll be required to provide:

  1. Current copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Three (3) references who complete the following:
    1. PhorCAS® electronic reference forms
    2. Full letters of recommendation submitted in the program specific on PhorCAS®
  3. One (1) page letter of intent /cover letter
  4. Complete school/college of pharmacy transcripts 


You must meet the following requirements to apply:

  1. Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  2. Participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program process.
  3. Begin the residency program on or about July 1.
  4. Obtain licensure in Tennessee by September 30 of the residency year.
  5. Additional PGY2 residency program criteria:
    1. Completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or received documented approval from ASHP accreditation services.
    2. Complete a 30 minute presentation if invited for on-site interview
  6. Foreign applicants without valid work permits throughout the entire duration of the residency will not be considered.