The residency programs at Oregon State University/OHSU College of Pharmacy (OSU) prepare pharmacists to be skilled clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators.  

  • PGY1 Community Pharmacy- The PGY1 community pharmacy residency gives new pharmacists the tools they need to be leaders and innovators in community-pharmacy practices. 

  • The PGY1 program is jointly accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  


All residents at OSU participate in various patient care, teaching and educational activities, including: 

  • Manage chronic disease states  

  • Work as a member of an interdisciplinary care team through the use of collaborative practice agreements 

  • Precept pharmacy students and take part in didactic teaching and small group facilitation at the College of Pharmacy 

  • Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate available 

  • Complete a mentored, longitudinal research project with presentation opportunities at local, regional and national meetings 



Individuals appointed to the School’s residency programs are entitled to the following: 

  • Yearly stipend of approximately $47,500

  • Professional liability insurance provided at affiliated institutional sites 

  • Benefits include 10 personal leave days (including sick days); 9 observed holidays; and Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage.  

  • Upon completion of their training, OSU residents are highly sought after and typically accept positions in clinical services and academia. 


To be admitted to one of the OSU College of Pharmacy’s residency programs, you must have obtained: 

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)- accredited School or College of Pharmacy 

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (preferred) 

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon 

  • National Resident Matching Program participant


  • The OSU College of Pharmacy’s residency programs provides exceptional clinical preparation and education. Entry into the programs is competitive and applicants are encouraged to review all admission requirements and deadlines prior to beginning the application process. 

  • OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 


Resident activities also include community practice, primary care practice,  drug therapy preparation and distribution, and clinical research. Clinical practice activities vary depending on the area of practice. 


  • When you are ready to apply, go to the PhORCAS online application system. 

  • You will be asked to supply: 

  • Three references 

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

  • Letter of intent 

  • Official pharmacy school transcript 

  • Application deadlines vary by program.  Please check the ASHP Residency Directory for current application deadlines.