How to Apply

Candidates for the Pharmacy Residency Program must: 

  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy.
  • Be eligible for Pennsylvania and New York licensure.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital will be participating in the Resident Matching Program and The Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCASTM). Residency candidates must also participate in both.

Interested candidates must submit the following to PhORCAS:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript
  • At least three personalized letters of recommendation, include at least two from direct patient care preceptors/supervisors
  • Letter of intent, please include your answers to the following questions:
    • As it relates to your career goals, why have you chosen to pursue a residency? Why at Guthrie?
    • Describe a situation in which you influenced a patient’s medication therapy

Potential candidates will be invited for an on-site interview, which will involve giving a brief presentation.

Licensure Requirements

Our residents are required to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as well as New York.  This requires passing NAPLEX, PA MPJE, NY MPJE and NY Part 3 (or submission of Part 3 waiver).

Residents are required to be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania by September 1 and in the state of New York by January 1 (or the start of the Guthrie Corning Hospital learning experience, if it is later).  Failure to obtain licensure may result in dismissal from the program.  

Residents who fail to make satisfactory progress on any residency goals and objectives are subject to dismissal, as stated in policies set forth by the program.

Special Notes:

NY Part 3/Compounding exam: licensure requires test or waiver of Part 3, compounding exam. We offer the ability to certify competency on compounding skills during the first 60 days of our residency, with subsequent submission of Form 4B. Details may be found at