Residency Recruitment Plan

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We are 100% committed to our candidate's and preceptor's safety. We will not be attending ASHP Midyear in December for PPS or the Residency Showcase. Instead, we will be advertising and providing interactive Zoom virtual residency showcases through the Fall and individual program-specific sessions in early December. All information will be posted here as details become available. Applications are still via Phorcas portal and due January 1st, 2021. 

Fall Showcases

These sessions will be provided to learn briefly more about our residency programs with 20-minute breakout sessions with current residents and preceptors. Spots are limited to provide the most interactive environment possible. We will try to facilitate placing you in a breakout room with residents, program leadership, and preceptors specific to the program you are interested in applying for. Please use the links below to sign up for the date/time slot you can attend. The Zoom invite will be sent to your email listed about 1 week prior to the session:

December Program-Specific Sessions (ie: PPS substitute)

More information to follow...

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Residency Coordinator: Kate Starosta at or any of the program directors.

About Us

As part of the world-class University of Michigan Health System, the Department of Pharmacy Services has high standards for service, education, and research. The Health System 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.

At UMHS, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the leading practitioners in the world. UMHS integrates the outstanding services of University Hospital (a Level I trauma center), C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital, and an ambulatory care network that provides an annual total of nearly 1.7 million patient visits. The residency program at the University of Michigan has a rich history, being one of the first accredited pharmacy residency training 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 hope that you will consider the University of Michigan for your residency training experience!

Learn more by visiting the Pharmacy Residency Program FAQ

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 schedule at Michigan, 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