Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

 

CSHP Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

Watch the FREE "Making the Pharmacy Residency Choice" video below.


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Are you interested in applying for a pharmacy residency program? Comprehensive information about residency programs and the application process is available to all on cshp.ca. But evidence shows that practice and preparatory courses can boost your chances of matching with programs.1,2,3,4  That's why CSHP has created a roadmap to help you navigate this highly competitive process. For greater understanding and practical, hands-on learning, the course offers didactic sessions as well as take home activities focused on the detailed workings of residency programs and applications. The course will hone your practical skills in mock interviews and personal branding/marketing take-home activities. You will also get a chance to have both your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Letter of Intent (LOI) reviewed by a practicing pharmacist and receive individualized feedback. 

Put your best foot forward in this exciting next step.

"As a fourth year student, the insights I've taken from this course are fundamental to my pharmacy residency choice. I haven't seen another course like this" - course participant

Register by July 20, 2023 for early bird pricing

How it works

The program consists of:

  • 5 self-paced informative on-line online modules created from residency program experts  

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) AND Letter of Intent (LOI) Review  

  • Mock Interview conducted via Zoom so you can tune in from anywhere in Canada

Important Dates

 July 11, 2023 @ noon ET 
 Access to modules 2-6 available on Pheedloop
 July 20, 2023 @ noon ET 
 Early bird deadline
 Aug 28, 2023 @ noon ET  Deadline for CV and LOI submission for review 
 Deadline for Mock Interview registration
 Registration Closes 
 Sept 28, 2023 @ 1700 ET
 Deadline for reviewed CV and LOI to be sent back to participants
 November 4 or 5, 2023
 Mock Interview  
 January 10, 2024 @ noon ET  Pheedloop platform closes 



Step 1 - Register for Residency Application Roadmap

  • Register for the program now to access the 5 self-paced informative online modules created by residency program experts 
  • The modules will be available on July 11, 2023 @ noon ET
    • If you register before July 11, 2023, an email will be sent by July 10, 2023 from Pheedloop with your access information.
    • If you register after July 11, 2023, and email will be sent from Pheedloop within 5 business days of registering to access the online modules.
  • If you want to have your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Letter of Intent (LOI) to be critically reviewed by a pharmacist who has completed a residency program or been previously involved with pharmacy residency program pharmacists, then make sure to sign up during the registration process.
  • If you want to participate in a Mock Interview with pharmacists who have been involved in the residency interview process, then make sure to sign up during the registration process
  • Complete the 5 didactic modules at your own pace 
             

Step 2 - Curriculum Vitae & Letter of Intent Review

  • Compose a CV and LOI tailored for the residency program of your choice.
  • Upload your PDF copy of your CV and LOI through the Pheedloop platform by noon ET on Monday August 28, 2023.

  • Receive your individualized feedback by Thursday September 28, 2023. 

     

Step 3 - Mock Interview

  • Prepare for your Mock Interview using the knowledge strategies, tips and tricks gained from the on-line module(s)
  • Register for mock Interview by noon ET Monday, August 28, 2023.
  • Attendees will be assigned to a one-hour, small-group mock interview session scheduled for November 4/5 weekend (make sure to save the date – as your exact date and time will be confirmed via email in early October)

Live & Online Modules


Module 1: "Making the pharmacy residency choice" 

Event Overview
  • Explain the differences between the three types of pharmacy residency programs available to prospective pharmacy residency candidates in Canada. 
  • Differentiate between Year 1 versus Advanced Year 2 pharmacy residency programs, to facilitate career planning. 
  • Recognize and assess the value of completing a pharmacy residency program. 
  • Identify the different types of learning activities a pharmacy resident may experience during one's residency year. 
Presenters

 

Emily Cowley
  • Emily is currently working as a pharmacist at the University of Alberta Hospital in the cardiac surgery ICU. She is originally from Ontario and graduated from the entry-to-practice PharmD program at the University of Waterloo in 2018. She completed a general residency at London Health Sciences Centre and then went on to complete the Year 2 residency specialized in cardiology in Edmonton.

 

Jordan Kelly
  • Jordan is a pharmacist with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, where he works in the clinical practice area of Internal Medicine. He graduated from the PharmD program at the University of Alberta and later completed his year 1 residency in Calgary Alberta. He has also been involved with CSHP in varying capacities at both the provincial and national level.
Joey Champigny (Ambulatory Residency)
  • Joey Champigny is a clinical pharmacist at the Upper Grand Family Health Team. He graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in 2020 and went on to complete a residency in primary care at the University of Waterloo/Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team. In addition to his role in primary care, he also works as a consultant at the University Gates Long Term Care Home and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. He currently serves as one of two CSHP primary care co-chairs.  

For information on the Residency Application Roadmap  online modules, please click here :

Online Modules (2 through 6)

Register now  (using your CSHP.ca member or guest account)

 

Module 2: Pharmacy Residency Application Process
Module 3: Writing a Curriculum Vitae/Essay Writing
Module 4: Marketing & Branding
Module 5: Residency Interview Preparation
Module 6: Post-Interview

Program Pricing

  Early Bird* Regular
Member & Student Member $145 $195
Non-Member $245 $295

*Early bird pricing available until July 20, 2023

Register now


Students - become a CSHP member for only $65

Applicable branch fees and taxes will be calculated at the time of payment.


Frequently asked Questions

Q:  What is the difference between PRAMS and Residency Application Roadmap? 
 
A:  Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) is a national application and matching service that provides a coordinated process to help applicants obtain positions in programs of their choice and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.   PRAMS information can be found on https://cshp-scph.ca/pharmacy-residency-application-and-matching-service-prams .  The Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap Program, which is an optional paid program offered from CSHP that includes comprehensive information about residency programs and the application process, in addition to a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Curriculum Vitae (CV) reviews as well as a mock interview session.  Program information can be found on: https://www.cshp.ca/Site/Professional-Development/Pharmacy-Residency-Application-Roadmap/Site/Content/Resources/pharmacy-residency-application-roadmap.aspx .  


 
Q:  My program does not require me to submit a Letter of Intent or Curriculum Vitae.  Can I submit my PRAMS essay instead for review? 
 
A:  No.  The Residency Application Roadmap program includes a review of your Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent.   Even though the PRAMS essay is not included in the Residency Application Roadmap review, writing the Letter of Intent will help you in writing parts of your PRAMS essay.   


 
Q:  My program requires a Cover Letter rather than a Letter of Intent, can I submit a Cover Letter instead? 
 
A:  No.  The Residency Application Roadmap program includes a review of your Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent.  The Letter of Intent is written specifically for residency programs versus the Cover Letter for employers.   

 

Q:  I am applying for a pharmacy residency program and have questions about the documents required for submission and how to submit.  Where can I find this information?   
 
A:  Many of the question specifically regarding the PRAMS application process can be found here: https://cshp-scph.ca/prams-faq

 

Q:  Can I register after August 28, 2023? 
 
A:  After August 28, 2023, participants can still register for Residency Application Roadmap and access all the modules until January 10, 2024 @ noon ET; however, the CV and LOI review will be provided on September 28, 2023 or two weeks from the time of submission (whichever date is later) and the Mock Interview spot is not guaranteed, though CSHP will try to accommodate if they have available mock interviewers and reviewers. 

 

Q:  What if I miss the mock interview session?   
 
A:  If you cannot attend the assigned mock interview session due to unforeseen reasons, please email practice@cshp.ca with the reason you cannot attend and if you are interested in participating in a make-up mock interview session.  If you do not show up, do not notify us of your inability to attend, and do not request for a make-up session, we will assume you do not want to participate in a make-up session.  We will endeavor to provide a Mock Interview make-up session but this will be subject to mock interviewer availability.  Charges may apply.   

 

Q:  How long can I access the online modules? 

 A:  You have until January 10, 2024 @ noon ET to access the on-line modules on Pheedloop. 

 

Q:  What if I have question regarding the online modules? 

 A:  If you have specific questions regarding the modules, please feel free to type them in the public chat in Pheedlooop and we will endeavor to answer them within 5-7 business days. 

 

Q:  What if I have questions regarding registration? 
 
A:  For questions regarding registration, please email events@cshp.ca

 
 

Q:  What if I have questions about Residency Application Roadmap? 
 
A:  For questions regarding the contents of the Residency Application Roadmap program please email practice@cshp.ca



"I took the roadmap to residency course which was beneficial for obtaining a better understanding of the [PRAMS] application"
- course participant and PRAMS applicant

For registration enquiries please contact events@cshp.ca. For program related questions please contact practice@cshp.ca.


Important notes:

  • After August 28, 2023, participants can still register for Residency Application Roadmap and access all the modules until January 10, 2024; however, the CV and LOI review will be provided two weeks from the time of submission and the Mock Interview spot is not guaranteed, though CSHP will try to accommodate if they have available mock interviewers and reviewers.
  • Registration for the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap Program includes access to the 5 didactic modules, CV and Letter of Intent review and the Mock Interview.  If a participant does not register or confirm participation in the CV and Letter of Intent review and/or mock interview after the registration deadline, then the participant forfeits his/her/their ability to participate in the CV and LOI review and mock interview and refunds will not be issued.
  • Mock Interview make-up sessions are not guaranteed, and charges may apply to conduct a make-up mock interview
  • Completing this Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap course does not guarantee participants a residency position.  Course fees give participants access to interactive workshops, practice sessions, ad individualized feedback on their interviewing and writing skills.  The overviews of the residency programs and of their application processes are not exclusive to the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap paid course content.
  • Though we endeavor to have the course content accurate and up to date, it is the responsibility of the participant to check the PRAMs website and with the individual pharmacy residency programs for the most accurate and up to date information as program information may change
  • Please note that completing this Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap course does not guarantee participants a residency position. Course fees give participants access to interactive workshops, practice sessions, and individualized feedback on their interviewing and writing skills. The overviews of residency programs and of their application processes are not exclusive to the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap paid course content. 

Additional Viewing

"My Job is Hospital: Pharmacy Student Career Insight" 

References

  1. An Elective Course on Postgraduate Residency Training. Phillips et al. Am J Pharm Ed. 2012 Nov 12; 76(9): 174.
  2. Using current residents to develop the guide – Resident-led Residency Preparation Series for 4th Year Pharmacy Students. Brammer et al. Innovations in pharmacy 2019, Vol 10, No. 4, Article 12.
  3. Role of Residency Interview Preparatory Activities as a Determinant of Pharmacy Residency Match Rates: Caballero, J et al Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2017. Vol 30(2) 219-222.
  4. Preparation bootcamp for pharmacy residency application and interviews. Knutsen, et al. Pharmacy Education, 2018; 18(1) 1-4.