PGY1 refers to your first year in a post-graduate pharmacy residency programme. Once you have attained a degree in the pharmacy the PGY1 helps you improve your knowledge and skills in medication therapy and the use of medication for patients covering a broad category of diseases.
Requirements and Expectations for PGY1 CV & Pharmacy Residency Programme
Your PGY1 CV should ordinarily be a maximum of two pages and should outline your personal details, educational qualification, career goals, skills and general profile. It is an avenue to sell your skills to the decision-makers in the institution of your choice of PGY1.
Letter of Intent
The letter of intent helps applicant state the reason for applying to the institution and what makes this institution of value to the applicant’s PGY1 goal. It also avails an applicant the opportunity to state what skills and qualities he or she intends bringing into the programmes and how they could be harnessed for making the institution and the society a better place in the future. Show how passionate pharmacy is to you and how a particular aspect of the course in the institution will help you achieve the sparks for the course.
Letters of Recommendation
Depending on the institution of choice your residency LoR should either be two or three written by different individuals. A faculty member, preceptor, supervisor or instructor during your academic programme can write a letter of recommendation stating skills, characteristics and whether or not they think you will fit for a PGY1.
Pharmacy Degree & Transcript
To qualify for a PGY1 programme each applicant must present proof of having completed a degree in pharmacy from an accredited ACPE institution. You must also submit a copy of the transcript to the institution while submitting the PGY1 residency CV even for medication related specialization.
Candidates for PGY1 should also register for American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) resident matching programme.
Visa or Citizenship
The applicant must either be a US citizen or possess a valid VISA or residency permit to run the PGY1 programme.