Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap


CSHP Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

2023 program details coming soon!
Watch the "Making the Pharmacy Residency choice" video to get started now.

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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 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 write both a Cover Letter and Letter of Intent and receive individualized feedback from practicing pharmacists -- all to help you present your best self with ease and confidence. 

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 14 for early bird pricing

How it works

The program consists of:

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

  • Letter of Intent and/or Curriculum Vitae Review  

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

Step 1 - Register for online modules

  • Register for the program now to access the 5 self-paced informative online modules created by residency program experts 
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Wednesday, July 14, 2022

  • Registration closes:  Monday, August 29, 2022 

  • Modules open for access:  Tuesday, July 13, 2022 – Friday, January 6, 2023

    • Note: After August 29, 2022, participants can still register for PRARP and access all the modules until January 6, 2023; 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.


Step 2 - CV & Letter of Intent Review

  • Sign up for the CV and Letter of Intent (LOI) review during registration process  
  • Deadline for CV and LOI submission:  Monday August 29, 2022 

  • Receive your individualized feedback by Friday, September 16, 2022 


Step 3 - Mock Interview

  • Sign up for Mock Interview during registration process
  • Deadline for mock Interview registration: Monday, August 29, 2022.
  • Attendees will be assigned to a one-hour, small-group mock interview session  Mock Interview scheduled for October 15/16 weekend (make sure to save the date – as your exact date and time will be confirmed in early October)
    • *Mock Interview make up sessions are not guaranteed and charges may apply to conduct a make-up mock interview*  

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. 


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.  


Online Modules (2 through 6)

Register now  (using your 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 14, 2022

Register now

Students - become a CSHP member for only $65

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

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

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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. 

Note: 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.


  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.