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Applying for Pharmacy Residency

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the Billings Clinic PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, applicants must:

  1. Have a Pharm.D. degree or equivalent from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  2. Be licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist in the state of Montana
  3. Be enrolled with the ASHP Resident Matching Program (Billings Clinic’s National Matching Services Code: 157713)
  4. Be a United States citizen. The program does not sponsor visas.

Application Process

The program will accept applications submitted through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) only.

  • Deadline: January 1st. Please ensure all items are completed in or submitted through PhORCAS

Required PhORCAS Application Items

Submit the following documents by uploading to PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent describing your goals (for your career and residency) and areas of interest.
    • Limit the letter/personal statement to 1 page please
    • Address all five (5) of the following key areas:
      • What are your short-term (0-5 years) and long-term career goals (5-15 years)?
      • Why are you interested in the residency program at Billings Clinic?
      • What can you offer to the program?
      • What do you hope to accomplish during residency and by successfully completing the program?
      • What are your areas of interest, and how does the program complements these?
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript from your school of pharmacy (uploaded into PhORCAS)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, using the standard reference format as outlined in PhORCAS that must include free-form letter comments (entered into PhORCAS)

Supplemental Information for PhORCAS

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (free format) entered into the "other characteristcs or observances of the candidate" or "program-specific comment" section of PhORCAS by the reference writer.
  • Portfolio examples; combine items into as few documents as possible
    • Presentation: case presentation is preferred; in-service presentation will also be accepted. Submit both presentation slides and handout as available.
    • Writing assignment: drug information question (in-depth) is preferred; others will also be accepted (e.g., journal club, newsletter).
    • SOAP note/patient care note (with all patient identifiers removed).

Supplemental Requirements Outside of PhORCAS

Complete an online employment application with Billings Clinic:

  • Apply online.
  • The link will take you to a page entitled Employment Opportunities.
  • Highlight Billings Clinic Downtown for facility, choose Professional/Technical for job category, select All for job status, and then click Search.
  • Select Pharmacy Resident PGY1.

Resident Matching Program

  • All applicants must be registered with the ASHP Resident Matching Program and comply with all rules and requirements of the Match.
  • This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information form any residency applicant.
  • Billings Clinic’s National Matching Services code: 157713
  • For more information, please visit the ASHP Resident Matching program website using the link below.
ASHP Resident Matching Program

Interviews

Telephone Interviews

Telephone interviews are required for each residency candidate in whom the program is interested. For selected individuals, telephone interviews are completed by the Residency Program Director and may last up to 1 hour.

On-Site Interviews

On-site interivews are also required for each candidate in whom the program is interested. On-site interviews last approximately one full day and include a facility tour, shadowing in various pharmacy areas, a group interview, lunch, and one-on-one time with the current residents as well as the Residency Program Director. While on-site, residency candidates will interview with a panel of individuals, including the program director, program preceptors and mentors, current residents, pharmacy leadership, and other pharmacy staff. Candidates will also give a short (~ 15 minutes) presentation as part of the interview.

Contact Pharmacy Leadership

Director

Kyle H. Townsend, PharmD, BCPS

Phone: (406) 657-4811

ktownsend@billingsclinic.org

Clinical Manager

Jacki Ulishney, PharmD, BCPS

Phone: (406) 657-4740

julishney@billingsclinic.org

Operations Manager

Corey Melroe, PharmD, MHA

Phone: (406) 657-4627

cmelroe@billingsclinic.org

Outpatient Manager

Aimee Hillis, RPh

Phone: (406) 657-6408

ahillis@billingsclinic.org

Business Manager

Clark Montgomery, MBA

Phone: (406) 657-4118

cmontgomery@billingsclinic.org

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