No Applications Will Be Accepted After That Date.
To be eligible for appointment to a resident position, the applicant must, by the intended date of admission:
- Possess a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited school of pharmacy, or possess a BS or PhD degree and equivalent clinical experience.
- Be eligible to apply for a license to practice pharmacy in California. In order to practice in the State of California as a pharmacist or as a pharmacy resident, you will need to take and pass the NAPLEX exam, as well as the California Specific Examination. If you need more information regarding these requirements, please visit the California State Board of Pharmacy at: www.pharmacy.ca.gov or contact the State Board of Pharmacy, 400 R Street, Suite 4070, Sacramento, CA 95814; Telephone:
(916) 445-5014. You must take this exam before beginning your residency on July 1 and must have a California Intern License
- Have completed a professional curriculum which includes significant clinical clerkship experience.
- Have completed at least one year of professional pharmacy practice (approximately 1,500 hours) as a student or graduate pharmacist.
- Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
- Curriculum vitae including the following information:
- Present address and zip code; telephone number.
- Permanent address and zip code; telephone number.
- College education, including dates of attendance and degrees and dates received or to be awarded.
- Work experience within the past five years, including name and address of employer, type of work and dates of employment. If you have been in professional practice, list all experience since receipt of pharmacy degree.
- Required and clinical clerkship programs you have taken, or plan to take, prior to graduation, including course title, description of activity and instructor in charge.
- Teaching experience.
- Service to community, student body and professional organizations, including any offices held.
- Awards, prizes or honors received.
- Membership in professional organizations.
- States in which you are licensed to practice pharmacy (if applicable).
- Names, titles, complete addresses and telephone numbers of persons who have been asked to submit supporting letters for you.
- Second language skills (if any).
- A completed "Application for Appointment July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013", and a completed UCSF Pharmacy Resident "Application for Admission" (green form).
- Copies of professional publications.
- An official copy of college transcript where pharmacy degree was or will be received. This transcript should, if at all possible, include the fall quarter just completed.
- Three completed "Recommendation Request for Applicant to Pharmacy Residency Program." Recommendation letters must be written in conjunction with these forms. Forms without letters will not be considered. We suggest you call to confirm our receipt of letters of recommendation. It is important that we get a good assessment of your clinical skills and encourage you to include one or more letters of recommendation from clinical clerkship preceptors among the three letters that you submit.
The information requested is intended to aid the Selection Committee in awarding appointments. Please submit complete information. Failure to do so may jeopardize your application. We strongly encourage you to contact your references prior to the January 3rd application deadline to ensure that all materials have been sent.
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Residency Program
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Room C 152, Box 0622
University of California
521 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143-0622
tel. (415) 476-2353
- Personal interviews on campus are required for qualified candidates.
- Interviews will take place Monday-Friday, February 6th-10th and February 13th-17th.
- Interviews for out-of-state and off-campus applicants will be done primarily Monday and Friday of the second and third week. This is done to give out-of-state and off-campus applicants as much opportunity as possible to make convenient travel plans.
- All qualified applicants will be contacted by email or telephone within two weeks following the January 5th deadline to arrange interview dates and times.
- Letters regarding status of applications and confirming interviews will be sent to all applicants after interviews have been scheduled.