Episode 12

What are the odds? And how to stand out as a candidate

Securing post-graduate residency positions has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. This week, we take a deep dive into the odds of match, statistically speaking and characteristics and things you can do to increase your chances. In the episode we discuss the following items:

ASHP Match Statistics


Characteristics of Residents Desired by Program Directors

*Gohlke AL, et al. J Pharm Pract. 2014;27(1):84-88.

*Jellinek-Collins SP, et al. Hosp Pharm. 2015;50(10):876-883.

Predictors of Matching

*Morton J, et al. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(10): Article 212.

*Whittaker A, et al. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017;81(10): Article 6109.

*Lyons K, et al. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018;82(2): Article 6220.

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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.