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How to Apply

STEP 1 – All applicants to ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residencies must participate in the match process sponsored by the National Matching Service. Applicants must submit match agreements to the National Matching Service to obtain a match number. Applications and deadlines can be found at the following link:

STEP 2 – The UNC Hospitals will be participating in PhORCAS, the new ASHP residency online application tool. More information can be found here: 

STEP 3 – A complete application will have the following information found through PhORCAS:

  • General information about the applicant 
  • Cover letter
  • Response to essay questions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pharmacy School Transcript
  • Three (3) references. Reference writers must complete the standardized Phorcas reference and should include a full letter in the area designated for program specific comments. 
  • Current photograph (optional)


Note – for those individuals applying to the 2-year MS / Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency program, all applicants need to complete a graduate school application ( addition to the residency application. 

Application Deadline is January 1st. 


Applicants: must submit all required materials as well as uploading a document with answers to UNC-specific essay questions (see supplemental information above).

Reference writers: UNC requests the completion of the standardized PhorCAS application reference form AS WELL as a narrative letter from each reference writer.


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