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 December 30, 2022:

  • 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

Please CLICK HERE and complete the form to receive additional information about recruitment for the 2023-2024 cycle.

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

Full day interviews for invited applicants will occur on January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th and February 17th.

Residency Events:

El Rio Health Residency Program Open Houses:

  • October 3rd, 5:00PM – 6:30PM
  • November 2nd, 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Please complete form above for additional information and open house zoom links.

Events Flyer

AzPA Residency Showcase
Fall 2022 TBD

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Residency Showcase
December 6th, 2022 from 8:00AM – 11:00AM (PST)

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