Register for the Match

The 2019 ASHP Match


Before You Register

Registration for the 2019 Match is closed. Registration will open for the 2020 Match in November, 2019.

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 14, 2018 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 $150 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; it applies ONLY to the current Match year for the applicant who registers when the fee is paid.

For applicants who do not obtain a position in the Match, the fee you pay to register for the Match also covers your participation in the Post-Match Process; no additional fee is required to participate in the Post-Match Process.

Timing

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.

If you intend to participate in Phase II of the Match, you should be registered before entry of Rank Order Lists for Phase II begins on March 25, 2019 so that programs can rank you when they submit their Rank Order Lists.

Register Online

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.

Registration for the 2019 Match is closed. Registration will open for the 2020 Match in November, 2019.

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 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.

Participating in the Post-Match Process

Applicants who are interested in applying to programs during the Post-Match process will be able to access PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) to prepare applications beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon ET on April 10.

If you previously registered for the 2019 Match and are not matched to a position, you will be able to use the PhORCAS system to send applications to programs with available positions. Registered applicants do not have to pay an additional fee to participate in the Post-Match.

If you did not previously pay the Match registration fee and you are interested in applying for pharmacy residency programs participating in the Post-Match process, you will have to pay the Match registration fee through the PhORCAS system before you can submit your applications using PhORCAS. The Match registration fee of $150 USD can be paid through PhORCAS beginning at 12:00 p.m. noon ET on April 10. The registration fee is non-refundable and is not transferable to future Matches or other applicants.

Only applicants who pay the Match registration fee through the PhORCAS system and are not matched to a position will be able to send applications to programs using PhORCAS during the post-Match period.

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