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How to Apply

Application deadline is January 3, 2022 via PhORCAS. Thank you for your interest in our training programs!

ASHP Accredited/ASHP CandidateASHP Match

All of our programs are ASHP-accredited, with the exception of a few new programs which are ASHP pre-candidate or candidate status, and participate in the Resident Matching Program. In compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Matching Services and ASHP, the residency site agrees that no person will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. Please contact individual program directors or coordinator for any questions.

Requirements for Admission

  • Doctor of Pharmacy graduates of accredited colleges or schools of pharmacy
  • United States citizenship or a Permanent Resident
  • Eligible for New York State licensure (New York State License Requirements)
  • Prospective PGY2 candidates: residents must have completed or are currently training in an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The University of Rochester requires all staff and faculty to comply with the NYS COVID vaccine mandate as per University policy.

Application Process

  • Completed applications must be submitted via PhORCAS prior to deadline
  • Applications must include:
    • One-page letter of intent stating goals and interest
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of reference using the standardized recommendation form available in PhORCAS
    • Official college transcripts (uploaded to PhORCAS)
    • PGY1 acute care: Minimum GPA 3.0

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Part III Waiver / New York State Compounding Board Exam Waiver Process

Part III waiver is available for PGY1 residents who have not previously taken the NYS Part III (also known as Compounding) Board Exam. This waiver will be completed on site at the institution to meet the requirements of Part III set forth by the New York State Board and will not require the resident to sit for the New York State Compounding Board Exam. Of note, PGY2 residents are exempt from taking the Part III exam and will be able to reciprocate their license upon successfully passing the New York State Law Exam by the required deadline. Please contact the program coordinator for additional information. Some exclusions apply.


  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Paid vacation (17 days [Strong Memorial Hospital], 15 days [Highland Hospital]) 
  • Optional contribution to retirement program
  • Paid holidays
  • Travel stipend (program based) for attendance to two professional meetings (one national, one regional)


Linda Thomas, PharmD, MS, BCPS 
Residency Program Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642
Office: (585) 276-6956