How to Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Candidate Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Wisconsin – residents are expected to be licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin prior to starting their residency program and sit for their exams at the first available opportunity.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • The Pharmacy Residency programs participate in the Residency Matching Program ("The Match").
    • After "The Match", employment as a pharmacy resident is still contingent upon the applicant satisfying Aurora Health Care's employment eligibility requirements, including an employment application/evaluation by Human Resources and a pre-employment physical and drug screen (hair analysis). The pre-employment physical and drug screen must be completed at a designated Aurora Health Care location between May 15 and June 1.
    • All matched residents must start on the pre-determined start date. Refer to the program director for the exact pre-determined start date as adjustments in start date are not allowed.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the following materials via PhORCAS by January 5 to be considered, and will be contacted regarding a required on-site interview. Refer to the program director for the specific interview dates as interviewing outside of these dates is not allowed.

  • Letter of interest - must specify:
    • Which program you are applying to (refer to Current Programs tab for full list of programs)
    • Your personal career goals
    • Why you are interested in residency training, what you are looking for in a residency program, and why you are interested in the Aurora residency program you are applying to
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three references – must be completed in PhORCAS – no separate letter is required
  • Pharmacy school transcripts

The Pharmacy Residency programs participate in the Residency Matching Program ("The Match") and agree that no person at the site will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.