Pharmacy Residencies

About Us

As part of the world-class University of Michigan Health (UMH), the Department of Pharmacy Services has high standards for service, education, and research. UMH and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy are both ranked in the top tier of institutions nationwide, and our residency program is ASHP award-winning. We strive to provide Pharmacy Residents with excellent training and educational experiences to develop practice, teaching and research skills, and nurture the pursuit of professionalism and leadership. Postgraduate pharmacy training is a deep part of our Department’s history in collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. The Department of Pharmacy Services established the first Pharmacy Residency Program in 1927 (previously called a postgraduate internship) under the leadership of Harvey A.K. Whitney, one of the founding members and first president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our Pharmacy Residency program was also among the first Accredited Pharmacy Residency Programs in the nation. We continue this legacy by providing residency programs which strive to provide each resident the opportunity to develop practice skills, expand his/her knowledge, and gain experience in an environment that promotes excellence and innovation.

We currently have 17 Pharmacy Residency Programs with 34 Pharmacy Residents, and 1-2 Fellows annually.  All Pharmacy Residency Programs are fully accredited by ASHP.  At UMH, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the leading practitioners in the world. UMH integrates the outstanding services of University Hospital (a Level I trauma center), C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voightlander Women's Hospital, and an ambulatory care network that provides an annual total of nearly 1.7 million patient visits.

We hope that you will consider the University of Michigan for your residency training experience!

Learn more by visiting the Pharmacy Residency Program FAQ

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The University of Michigan Pharmacy Residency program is committed to the recruitment, training, and support of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and from all diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Pharmacy Residency Leadership and Oversight

The leadership structure and oversight of our Pharmacy Residency Programs is designed to provide support to Pharmacy Residents, Residency Program Directors (RPDs), and Pharmacist Preceptors in order to provide the best possible residency training and achieve our goal of being the best Pharmacy Residency program in the country.  Meet our Leadership Team:

Megan Cadiz, PharmD - Pharmacy Residency Manager, PGY1 Pharmacy RPD
Kisha Prince, BS - Pharmacy Residency Program Administrator
Mike Kraft, PharmD, BCNSP, FASPEN - Assistant Director of Pharmacy-Education & Professional Development

Recruitment Details (updated September 20, 2023)

Showcase Opportunities: 

ASHP Midyear Information

  • Residency Showcase information in Anaheim, CA: Tuesday, December 5th @ Booth 5244 from 8-11AM PDT
  • Several residency programs will be providing virtual and/or PPS onsite interviews this year during December! Please see individual residency webpages for details.
  • Please check out our How to Apply section for helpful tips on managing your application process!

Learn about University of Michigan Pharmacy Residency Programs

Department of Pharmacy Services Pharmacy Residency Video

What Makes Michigan a Unique Residency Site

  • We have over 150 dedicated preceptors with several specialty areas, from pain and palliative care to pharmacogenetics to pediatric oncology. Residents get to make their own schedules at UM Health, providing flexibility with changing interests.
  • A Residency Wellness Program, which focuses on skills to provide learners resiliency, stress management, and support. This Wellness Program comes with dedicated "Wellness Days" to focus on your wellbeing.  
  • 2 opportunities to publish: Across programs, residents must complete a research and writing/quality improvement project, which results in a CE-presentation and 2 manuscripts for publication.
  • Professional development series: Residents attend a longitudinal series with research faculty and chief pharmacy officers to help improve their research and leadership skills
  • Opportunities in leadership: All residents are involved in committees, both local/state/national along with resident-driven committees. There's also opportunity to become a chief resident and work closely with the residency coordinator and advisory committee
  • Formalized mentorship structure: Each resident gets an assigned advisor (RPD for PGY2 residents) plus a "chosen mentor" to help them through the residency year. This network of preceptors meet regularly with the residents on their progress and provide support.
  • Integration at the College of Pharmacy: All residents receive adjunct faculty appointments and are assigned to an entire course to teach at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. There are several additional opportunities for teaching, including our optional teaching certificate program
  • Networking: Due to our diverse preceptor roster, our residents benefit from networking opportunities for future residencies and positions
  • Guaranteed time off on holidays you don't staff to focus on your family, friends, and wellbeing


ASHP award-winning

Residency Experiences during COVID