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Pharmacy Residency Podcast

May 30, 2024

The lack of urgency with preparing for the NAPLEX and MPJE always bothered me. It's like here's the one thing that if you don't pass, you don't work, and students are completing APPE requirements instead of getting deep into their preparation. In this episode, I talk about how NAPLEX pass rates which were in the high...

Apr 11, 2024

My wife and I matched in the old scramble (which is now more organized as Phase II) but 15 years later she is in an ambulatory care clinical position and I have been teaching in college for that same time, both jobs we love. In this episode, I talk about the importance of mentors and how those residencies available in...

Mar 13, 2024

Phase II is about speed. With over 700 unfilled PGY 1 positions and only a few hundred more than that who will put in applications, you do have a very good chance in Phase II.

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My turnaround is around 24 hours. 

The data show that you should...

Feb 19, 2024

The odds of matching to residency are very dependent on the school of pharmacy you are going to, while the top schools match above 90%, the lowest schools match at 20%, so it's still a good idea to start job hunting before the match because there are hundreds of pharmacists getting the news on the exact same day. 


Jan 26, 2024

The biggest residency interview mistake is not focusing on being positively remembered as there are many applicants, and standing out takes the 5 Ps:

  1. People
  2. PGY-2
  3. Professionalism
  4. Purpose
  5. Practice.

With those in your tool belt, you can continue the conversation after the interview to ensure you are not forgotten.