The following information guides the Residency Program Director (RPD), the Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare (MCHS–FH) pharmacy management team, and program preceptors in selecting and ranking pharmacy residency candidates. Mayo Clinic Human Resources policies will apply upon final acceptance of all pharmacy residency candidates as they will be considered employees.
All pharmacy residency applicants must submit the following documents by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS) as part of the application process:
All application materials are tracked by the residency program director, and each application is reviewed for completeness by a designated group of pharmacists as listed above, using an objective scoring tool (PhORCAS Application Evaluation). On-site interview invitations are extended to selected candidates. The application deadline for the 2017-2018 program year is January 5, 2017.
Personal interviews are required for all pharmacy residency applicants who will be considered for a pharmacy residency position. Interviews will be conducted using the principles of behavioral interviewing with questions identified to evaluate the following qualities of an applicant:
NMS Program Rank List
The Match is sponsored and supervised by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and administered by the National Matching Services, Inc. The pharmacy residency position will be offered through the Resident Match Program (RMP) and the rules for this process will be adhered to by MCHS–FH.
Prior to the NMS rank list deadline a departmental resident applicant ranking meeting will be conducted. A rank list will be determined by group consensus using the scores that are generated from the interview process as a starting template with further considerations given to all the knowledge gained through the interview process. The final rank list will be decided upon by the RPD and members of the pharmacy management team and the RPD will have the final responsibility for submitting the NMS rank list by the deadline.
Pharmacy Resident Qualifications