The Residency Club is open to all students at the School of Pharmacy. The meetings and events are planned by a committee of PLS members.
About Residency Club:
Meetings bring in speakers to advise students interested in completing a residency after graduation. In the fall, meetings focus on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Regional Meeting. The ASHP Midyear Meeting is held every December, and it is the main meeting potential residency candidates attend to speak with recruiters about their programs. PLS Residency Club meetings feature guest panels who have attended the Midyear Residency Showcase. Expect to hear helpful hints about what types of conversations program directors have with potential residency candidates at the booths and learn the proper etiquette for approaching booths. Students that have attended Midyear provide us with an overview of what they did to prepare and their overall thoughts about the conference.
Meetings also feature presentations about interviewing techniques and helpful hints for applying to residency programs put on by the PLS Residency Club members.
In the spring, meetings focus on unique opportunities after graduation such as fellowships, MS programs, PhD programs, and also board certifications available for pharmacists. Career building topics include discussions about unique leadership opportunities available for student pharmacists.
2017-2018 Meeting References:
2016-2017 Meeting References:
- Choosing APPEs
- APPE-RT, PGY-1, and PGY-2 Panel
- Making the Most of Day 1 APPES
- Finding the Right Residency Program for you
2015-2016 Meeting References:
- Fourth Year Panel
- UCSF Pharmacy Residency Interview Questions
- Reference Writer Table
- Letters of Intent & Letters of Recommendation
2014-2015 Meeting References:
- Choosing a Residency AJHP Article
- Writing a Letter of Intent ASHP
- CV Tips ASHP
- Interview Tips AJHP Article
- Residency Application Timeline
Past Residency Club Newsletters:
January 2013: This issue focuses on the purpose of the PLS Residency Club, the schedule for our monthly meetings, a residency planning timeline, insight about residency from a current resident, and some helpful hints about CVs and resumes.
pls-newsletter: This issue focuses on the various professional pharmacy organizations, highlights a residency program search process, and includes some interviewing tips.