CPRB News - August 2023

August 1, 2023
PRAMS survey results and 2023-24 application cycle updates - August 2023

Thank you to all those from across the country who responded to this year's PRAMS user survey. Your responses regarding working with international pharmacy graduates and the handling of equity-related data will go on to inform PRAMS' policy work going forward. 

Application form refinements include a reduction of applicant information input (e.g., only allowing applicants to list an entry once for placements/ work/ volunteer/ leadership/ extracurricular curricular experiences), eliminating duplicate data (e.g., asking only for pharmacy transcripts to be uploaded, reducing entry of addresses), and updating language to align with current practice.  These refinements streamline the form for applicants and make the application more succinct for programs. Updates to the referee form will include mandatory comments, referee contact information, and asking for referees to comment on the applicant’s opportunities for growth.  A sample application with all updates will be available in August to allow programs to prepare for applicant screening and interviewing.  

Based on feedback from programs and applicants, the CPRB voted to remove the ability for programs to see other programs to which applicants applied with the goal to avoid disadvantaging any applicant. This functionality will be removed for the upcoming application cycle. 

The applicant fee structure has been updated to $275 for 5 programs, and any additional program will have a cost of $25 per program. 
Dates of note for the 2023/2024 application cycle are as follows:
  • July 31, 2023 – Programs to provide updated information for PRAMS 
  • August 7, 2023 – PRAMS opens to applicants 
  • October 13, 2023 – PRAMS closes to applicants and applications available to programs 
  • January 5, 2024 – Ranking deadline for applicants and programs 
  • January 9, 2024 – Match results available