Are you planning to complete a residency after graduation? You probably know that of the more than 4200 applicants who participated in the ASHP Resident Matching Program in 2012, about 38% did not match with a program.1 As competition among residency applicants continues to increase, it is important that students know the types of candidates that residency programs look for and learn the steps that students can take now to distinguish themselves from the crowd.
Make plans now to join ACCP in Hollywood, Florida, this October for an informative and interactive program titled “Emerge from the Crowd: How to Become a Standout Residency Candidate.” This unique program, a premeeting symposium that will be held before the 2012 ACCP Annual Meeting, is designed to help first-, second-, and third-year pharmacy students maximize their ability to secure a residency position upon graduation.
Students who attend “Emerge from the Crowd” will receive 7 hours of interactive programming on Friday, October 19, 2012, at The Westin Diplomat Resort. Additional student programming and the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge will be held during the ACCP Annual Meeting, which begins on Saturday, October 20, in the same location (note: the Annual Meeting requires a separate registration).
From experts in the field of clinical pharmacy, students will learn the steps they can take now to rise above the competition when applying for a residency during their final academic year. Topics will include maximizing classroom and experiential education, networking, becoming involved in professional organizations, developing leadership skills, developing CVs and portfolios, and engaging in scholarly activity. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sit down face-to-face with current residents and residency program directors to gain from their perspectives and advice during a special roundtable session.
Registration is now open. For more information, visit www.accp.com/stunet.
1American Society of Health System Pharmacists. ASHP Resident Matching Program, 2012. Available at www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/. Accessed July 30, 2012.