Register for the Match

The 2020 ASHP Match


Before You Register

Applicant registration for the 2020 Match will open early on November 5, 2019.

  • Learn About Sending Applications to Programs

    Residency applications are submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). PhORCAS is an ASHP-sponsored service that is separate from the Match, and administered by a different organization.

    You must register for the Match before you can send any applications to residency programs that participate in the Match.

    Registration for the Match does NOT constitute an application to any of the residency programs participating in the Match. You must still apply to any and all residency programs in which you are interested.

Special Cases for Registering

  • Applicants for PGY2 Positions

    To participate in the Match for a position that starts training at the PGY2 level, you must have already completed a PGY1 residency, or currently be in training in a PGY1 residency program that will be completed before the start of the PGY2 residency. When you register for the Match, you will be required to indicate where and when you received your PGY1 residency training.

    Applicants interested in PGY2 training who have not completed a PGY1 residency, but who have practiced at least three years as a pharmacist, are licensed to practice as a pharmacist in the United States, and believe they have postgraduate experience that may be equivalent to PGY1 training, may apply directly to ASHP for a special exemption from this requirement.

  • PGY1 Residents Interested in a PGY2 Residency Within the Same Organization

    If you are a current PGY1 resident who is interested in continuing your training in a PGY2 residency offered by the same sponsor as your PGY1 residency, you may be able to obtain the position through the Early Commitment Process.

    Applicants who are committed to a PGY2 position through the Early Commitment Process do not need to register for or participate in the Match.

    Positions available in participating PGY2 programs that are not committed to applicants by December 18, 2019 must be offered through the matching process, and applicants interested in those positions must register for and participate in the Match.

  • Graduates of a Foreign School of Pharmacy

    If you are a graduate of a school of pharmacy that is not ACPE-accredited, you must be eligible for licensure in the United States in order to register for the Match.

    Prior to registering for the Match, you must provide in the PhORCAS system either a copy of your license for each state in which you are licensed, or a copy of your Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Certificate (FPGEC) from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Fee

You must pay a fee of $160 USD to register for the Match.

The registration fee is non-refundable (even if you subsequently decide to withdraw from the Match), irrevocable, and is not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.

The Match registration fee covers participation in both Phase I and Phase II of the Match. Applicants who register for Phase I but do not obtain a position in Phase I do not have to register again or pay an additional fee to participate in Phase II.

Timing

It is recommended that you register for the Match by December 31, 2019. You must be registered in order to send applications, submit a Rank Order List and be ranked by programs.

You must register for the Match before you can submit applications in PhORCAS to residencies that participate in the Match; therefore, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

You may register after December 31, 2019 if necessary, but it is recommended that you register in time to participate in Phase I of the Match, as pharmacy residencies must offer all their funded positions that start training in 2020 in Phase I of the Match. Furthermore, if you intend to participate in Phase I of the Match, you should be registered before entry of Rank Order Lists for Phase I begins on February 10, 2020 so that programs can rank you when they submit their Rank Order Lists.

Register Online

Applicant registration for the 2020 Match will open early on November 5, 2019.

You must register for the Match using the shared PhORCAS/Match registration portal. NMS and PhORCAS have implemented this shared portal in order to provide a single access point for applicants to register for the Match and send applications using PhORCAS.

Register for the Match Now

You may register for the Match without completing any applications; however, you must be registered for the Match in order to submit applications in PhORCAS to residency programs that participate in the Match.

You should register for the Match only once; applicants who do not obtain a position in Phase I of the Match will be automatically eligible to participate in Phase II of the Match and do not need to register a second time.

After You Register

After you register for the Match, your registration information will be transmitted from PhORCAS to NMS within 24 hours. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from NMS. You will also receive a link that will enable you to set up your login credentials for accessing the online NMS Match System.

Updates to the profile information you submitted to register for the Match (i.e., your name, mailing address, phone number(s), month and day of birth, pharmacy school of graduation, graduation date, most advanced degree, and PGY1 information) are made through the PhORCAS portal.

You have separate login credentials for the Match and PhORCAS. Updates to the e-mail address and password you use for the Match must be made directly in the NMS Match System, not PhORCAS.

For purposes of the Match, the PhORCAS/Match registration portal is used only to register for the Match and maintain your profile information. You will submit your Rank Order List and obtain Match results directly from this Match web site (not the PhORCAS/Match registration portal).

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