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Pharmacy Residency Application Requirements

Updated 12/9/20

Final deadline for submission of all online application materials is December 30, 2020. If any non-electronic documents are requested by the RPD, they must also be received in the Pharmacy Department by December 30, 2020. Candidates must complete both standard application requirements in PhORCAS and meet/submit the program supplemental requirements listed below:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy; or a M.S. or B.S. in Pharmacy with equivalent clinical experience.
  • Be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of California
  • Apply for ASHP Residency Matching Program (our match #190313)
  • Three professional recommendations in PhORCAS (completion of standard PhORCAS reference form) - Example: Two references from preceptors who can speak of your clinical abilities and one from your pharmacy employer. If you have completed a pediatric rotation, one reference should be from that pediatric preceptor.
  • Your letter of intent uploaded to PhORCAS should answer two questions
    • Why you want to complete a pediatric residency; and
    • Why you want to complete a residency at Valley Children's Hospital
  • Your transcripts must include the most recent rotation grades (or have your site preceptor email those final grades to by December 30, 2020).

It is recommended that candidates complete a pediatric rotation prior to application submission or on site interview. If candidates are unable to obtain a pediatric rotation, there must be pediatric experience documented in PhORCAS and on your Curriculum Vitae.

If there are additional questions about the residency program or application requirements please e-mail at

Applicants for the 2021-2022 Residency Year (program will begin on 6/28/21)

Any hard copy materials if requested can be sent to the following address and must be received by 12/30/20.

Wenee Liu Lopez, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Residency and Student Program Director
Valley Children's Hospital
9300 Valley Children's Place, GW19
Madera, CA 93636-8762

Residency Interviews for 2021

Virtual resident candidate interviews will occur via an online platform. Tentative dates and times planned are:

  • 2/10/2021 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • 2/10/2021 12:30pm – 4:30pm
  • 2/12/2021  8:00am – 12:00pm
  • 2/12/2021 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Interviews will consist of a program overview, interviews with pharmacy preceptors and residents, and a candidate case presentation. Click here for options of presentation cases and preparation instructions. Interviews will be offered via email once all applications have been reviewed from PhORCAS. If offered an interview, candidates will have the opportunity to rank their preference of interview date and time as well as rank their choice of case to present.