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Emerge from the Crowd: How to Become a Standout Residency Candidate

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:15 PM EST

Learn from experts in the field of clinical pharmacy about the steps you can take now to rise above the competition when applying for a residency. Discover how you can establish and grow a professional network that will make you an attractive residency candidate. Then learn how you can obtain the right residency for you by assessing “fit”. Finally, discover the rules for the letter of intent, an important piece of the residency application. Find out how the letter of intent can engage the reader and help applicants rise above other residency candidates. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a special roundtable session facilitated by current pharmacy residents and fellows. Sit down with these clinicians to ask questions and acquire their perspectives on everything from applying and interviewing for residencies to excelling within the daily demands of residency.
Professional Networking 101
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Networking is an important part of your personal and professional life. Discover how you can establish and grow a professional network that will make you an attractive residency applicant and advance your post-residency career.

  • Erin K. McCreary, Pharm.D., BCPSSpeaker: Erin K. McCreary, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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“Fit”: What is it, and how do you find it?
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Residency program directors talk about finding residents that are a good “fit”. How do you know where you will “fit”, and what can you do to find and obtain the right residency for you?

  • Alexander H. Flannery, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCPSpeaker: Alexander H. Flannery, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Pharmacist, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, Kentucky
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Writing Your Letter of Intent
3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
The letter of intent is an essential part of your residency application. Learn how to write a letter that will engage your reader and maximize your chances of obtaining an on-site interview.

  • Garrett E. Schramm, Pharm.D., BCPSSpeaker: Garrett E. Schramm, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Director of Pharmacy Education and Academic Affairs; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Resident Roundtables
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Take advantage of the opportunity to sit down with several current pharmacy residents and pharmacy professionals to hear their perspectives and advice. Roundtable topics will include “A Day in the Life of a PGY1 Resident,” “A Day in the Life of a PGY2 Resident,” “Researching and Selecting a Residency Program,” “The On-site Interview,” “Residency, Fellowship, or Both?,” “Understanding the Match and Post-Match Process,” “Interviewing Tips,” “Onsite Clincal Assessments,” “Characteristics of Standout Residency Candidates,” and “Career Options for Residency-Trained Practitioners.”