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ACCP Report - February 2013

Attention Students: Want to Maximize Your Ability to Secure a Residency Position? Register Today for “Emerge from the Crowd: How to Become a Standout Residency Candidate”


Are you planning to complete a residency after graduation? You probably know that of the 3706 PGY1 applicants who participated in the ASHP Resident Matching Program in 2012, about 39% did not match with a program.1 As competition among residency applicants continues to increase, it is important for students to know what type of candidates residency programs look for and learn the steps that can be taken now to distinguish themselves from the crowd.

Make plans now to join ACCP in Reno this April for an informative and interactive program titled “Emerge from the Crowd: How to Become a Standout Residency Candidate.” This unique program is designed to help first-, second-, and third-year pharmacy students maximize their ability to secure a residency position upon graduation.

Students attending this exciting new program will receive more than 10 hours of interactive programming over 2 days. The program will begin on Saturday, April 20, and conclude on Sunday, April 21, running alongside the Updates in Therapeutics®: The Ambulatory Care Review and Recertification Course and Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.

Students will learn from experts in the field of clinical pharmacy about the steps that they can take now to rise above the competition when applying for a residency during their final academic year. Topics include maximizing classroom and experiential education opportunities, gaining valuable work experience, professional networking, engaging in scholarly activity, CV writing, and interviewing successfully. 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.

Register today at www.accp.com/ec. Questions? Contact us at (913) 492-3311 or e-mail at accp@accp.com.

  1. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP Resident Matching Program, 2012. Available at www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/. Accessed October 1, 2012.