Interest in pharmacy residency programs continues to grow

April 17, 2006

More than 1,350 pharmacy students participated in the residency matching program held in mid-March, representing an almost 13% increase over last year. In addition, more than 1,000 participants were matched with a residency, a 15% increase compared with the previous year.

More than 1,350 pharmacy students participated in the residency matching program held in mid-March, representing an almost 13% increase over last year. In addition, more than 1,000 participants were matched with a residency, a 15% increase compared with the previous year. Overall, the number of pharmacy students applying to the residency matching program, as well as the number of residency programs available, continues to grow, according to the results of the 2006 ASHP Resident Matching Program. ASHP president Jill E. Martin, Pharm.D., said that the pharmacy residency programs are invaluable opportunities for new practitioners to prepare for the challenges of practice. She noted that these mentorship opportunities give new practitioners “hands-on patient care experience and access to some of the top leaders in the profession of pharmacy today.”

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