University Medical Center New Orleans pharmacy residency programs are committed to providing an educational program that meets the accreditations standards and underlying principles of ASHP. The educational program will be adapted to the unique goals, objective, and career plans of the resident in so far as the requirements of certification and the residency will permit. The resident should be familiar with the accreditation and other requirements that apply to residents in training.
PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, to prepare pharmacists to practice as highly qualified independent practitioners able to provide patient care in a variety of environments, apply skill in medication related education, serve as leaders within the profession of pharmacy, and excel during further post-graduate training, including but not limited to eligibility for board certification, and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Over 15 electives available
Present residency project at Regional Residency Conference
Attend and present at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Core Learning Experiences
Infectious Disease/ Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pharmacy Administration/ Practice Management
Longitudinal Learning Experiences
Continuing Education Presentation
Practice Management and Administration
Staffing-Clinical Review Weekends and Holidays
Staffing-Operational Weekends and Holidays
To be eligible for one of University Medical Center's residency positions, applicants must:
Graduate from ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program or graduate with Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with Master’s degree or significant clinical practice experience (e.g. minimum of 3 years of clinical/direct patient care)
Meet requirements for employment at University Medical Center New Orleans
All applicants must provide proof of proper work authorization. Because of timeliness and competition, applicants for the PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs are not eligible for VISA sponsorship.
Be eligible for Louisiana Pharmacist licensure and obtain a Louisiana Pharmacy Intern license prior to start of the program.
Application process and requirements for acceptance:
The materials that must be submitted to PhORCAS by January 2 include:
Letter of intent that includes why you chose to apply to the residency program
Three letters of recommendation – a minimum of one of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All 3 reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation and comment on a minimum of 7 of the 13 listed candidate characteristics.
A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your cover letter.
“Reflect on a challenging situation (personal or professional) that required you to question your values or assumptions, and utilize your knowledge and reasoning. How did you deal with the situation? What did you learn from the experience?”
Official pharmacy school transcripts
NOTE: The essay response should be uploaded in the Supplemental Information section in PhORCAS. Space is limited to a max of 5 MB and must be provided in the following format: .pdf, .doc, .txt, .rtf.
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