Pharmacy Residency Program Details

Program Structure

Our PGY1 Residency Program offers a blend of structure and flexibility to create a well-rounded, engaging clinical experience. Following a 4-week orientation to the department, residents rotate through nine, five-week long block experiences composed of 5 core (required) rotations and 3 resident-selected elective rotations. Residents also complete longitudinal experiences with activities designed to foster the growth of the resident. All resident learning experiences, both rotational and longitudinal, are designed to align with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists four required competency areas: (R1) Patient care, (R2) Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care, (R3) Leadership and Management, and (R4) Teaching, Education and Dissemination of Knowledge.

Requirements and How to Apply

Candidates for the St. Cloud Hospital pharmacy residency program must be:

  • Graduates of an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy, AND
  • Eligible for licensure in Minnesota on July 1st, AND
  • U.S. Citizens or carry a U.S. permanent resident visa (a “green card”)

Applicants should complete their electronic residency application using the ASHP PhORCAS centralized application system at by Wed., Jan. 3, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST. Complete applications should include the following:

  • A completed residency application
  • Verified PharmD transcripts
  • Personal statement/Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three completed standardized reference forms — Please ensure one of these references is from a clinical preceptor