Application Process/Criteria for Selecting Residents

Contact the Residency Director for application information. Acceptance into the community pharmacy residency program will be on a competitive basis using a formal application process.

  • The applicant will be a graduate of a college of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education and will possess an entry level doctor of pharmacy degree.
  • The applicant will be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state (Iowa or Nebraska) in which the resident will be practicing.
  • Foreign pharmacy graduates, certified by the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and licensed or eligible for licensure Iowa or Nebraska, may be considered viable candidates for this residency program.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae containing a statement of career goals, three letters of recommendation (one of which must come from an employer or supervisor), transcript, and a formal letter of application must be submitted to the Residency Director no later than January 31st of the year in which admission is sought.
  • Interviews may be required for applicants at the discretion of the Selection Committee, which is comprised of the Residency Director, Residency Preceptors, and the current residents.
  • The applicant will complete an application form to provide basic demographic information, history of academic activity, pharmacy employment history, and a summary of professional and volunteer activities while in school or practice.
  • In addition to achieving a record of academic excellence, the applicant must provide evidence of the following: a commitment to pharmaceutical care in the community pharmacy setting, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and motivation to discover and disseminate new knowledge through applied research in pharmaceutical care.
  • Applicants are encouraged to be an active member of the state pharmacist association and the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Employment Information
Stipend: The resident will receive a stipend of $32,000. Enrollment in the residency program may qualify the resident for deferment of student loan payments for one year.

Benefits:  The resident will receive paid vacation and will be covered under a comprehensive medical plan, provided by the College. Professional liability insurance will be provided by the College at no cost to the resident.

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