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Application Process

If you are interested in pursuing our PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program, the following steps must be completed prior to January 5.

Step 1 - Submit To PhORCAS

  • A personal statement/letter of interest outlining:
    ○ Why you are interested in the PGY1 Community-Based Residency Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
    ○ How you intend to use your residency training in the future.
    ○ The personal qualities you possess that make you a good candidate for a residency program.
  • Three letters of recommendation (form is available on PhORCAS website).
    ○ At least one reference must be from a clinical preceptor or a faculty member at a College of Pharmacy, and one from an employer, preferably a pharmacist.
    ○ Reference letter waiver (form is available on PhORCAS website) to review the letters of recommendation.
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Professional school academic transcripts

Step 2 - Sign up for the ASHP Match

  • You must register for the ASHP Residency Matching Program. Information about the National Matching Service and registration form is available at their website.
  • NorthShore PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program code is: 181615 (3 positions).
  • For the ASHP Residency Matching Program to function successfully, all participants must adhere to the schedule of dates found on their website.
  • This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Step 3 - Schedule an Interview

  • Interviews will be conducted between January and March.
  • You will be contacted regarding an interview when your application materials are received.

If you have any questions, please contact Ksenia Hankewych at 847.657.1732 or Thank you for your interest in our program.