Program FAQs & Application Process

Program FAQs:

Financial Provisions: 

The salary for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. The resident is entitled to all benefits provided to full-time El Rio Health appointed personnel. Funds will be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings.

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2017-2018 residents Karem Lambeth and Risha Patel at APhA annual meeting 2018

Application Process:

The University of Arizona Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by January 1, 2021:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • At least two of which need to address your clinical (e.g. patient interactions and decision making) and time management skills

ASHP Codes: 81011 (Ambulatory Care), 81030 (Community)
NMS Match Codes: 194513 (Ambulatory Care), 229515 (Community)

Please CLICK HERE and complete the form to receive additional information about recruitment for the 2021-2022 cycle.

First round interviews (15-30 minutes) will occur in early January via Zoom.

Full day interviews for invited applicants will occur in late January through February on Mondays and Fridays via Zoom.

Residency Events & Open Houses

AzPA Residency Showcase, October 15, 2020, 5-8:00pm (Arizona Time)

Open House #1, October 27, 2020, 5:00pm (Arizona Time)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/81789374131?pwd=OEt3TjJ4cWRKZEwvVkZPM2lwV0hIUT09
Password: 715638

Open House #2, November 14, 2020, 11:00am (Arizona Time)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83309392257?pwd=WWZDTjRzUDBGOVluSWVtRk1EaTFwdz09
Password: 660705

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Residency Showcase (Date & Time TBD)
Will be attending as part of the University of Arizona Pharmacy Residency Programs cohort
Link: https://midyear.ashp.org/Residency-Showcase

Contact Information:

For additional information about the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs, please contact:

AMY KENNEDY, PHARMD, BCACP, FAPhA
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs
El Rio Health
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
839 W. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85730
Phone: (520) 621-4269
Email: kennedy@pharmacy.arizona.edu