Episode 48

PGP Fundamentals: PhORCAS

PhORCAS is the online application tool for the ASHP residency process. Similar to PhARMCAS for pharmacy school. This is the tool where you will upload all your transcripts, CV, letter of intents, tag reference writers, and put all your info. There's a lot to consider when using this application tool and we break those down in this episode.

Questions we discuss:

  1. Should you copy over all the fields in your letter of intent into the personalized fields in PhORCAS?
  2. How does the reference portion work?
  3. What are tips to build a successful PhORCAS application?
  4. What are the costs? How much will I pay per program?
  5. How to budget for PhORCAS

This episode's take-aways:

  1. It's going to take a long time to build your PhORCAS application so set aside periodical time to do this.

What should you do now? PhORCAS does not open until later in the summer/fall, so right now just focus on your APPE rotations and building those spots in your resume, Listen to our other episodes on how to be successful during APPE's.

What should you do later? Get on PhORCAS and become familiar with it, start building your application


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Sean Smithgall

Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Completed a PGY1 pharmacotherapy residency at Geisinger Medical Center and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at East Tennnessee State University, Gatton College of Pharmacy. Interests include family medicine, post-graduate training preparation, and making podcasts.