Getting Started

Getting Started

The ASHP Match

  • What is the ASHP Match?

    The Match provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in postgraduate year one (PGY1) or postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.

    The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is responsible for establishing the Rules of the Match, and for monitoring the implementation of the Match. The administration and conduct of the Match is carried out by National Matching Services Inc. on behalf of ASHP.

  • Is my residency eligible to participate in the ASHP Match?

    All PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies that are ASHP-accredited, or are in a candidate or pre-candidate status, must offer all positions through the Match. Only residencies conducted by the Indian Health Service and residencies that offer positions exclusively to commissioned pharmacy officers of the Department of Defense or the Public Health Service are exempt. Additionally, international programs conducted outside of the United States are exempt from the Match, although some may choose to participate in the Match with ASHP approval.

Back to top