Admissions

Ambulatory Care Residency Program

Application Deadline January 5, 2016
Start Date is Negotiable Between Mid June- July 1, 2016

Concordia University participates in the online application service, PhORCAS, which allows applicants to submit one application and use it for multiple residency programs. Applicants will have the option to customize each application to the program(s) of their choice.

PhORCAS Program Codes:
230713: PGY1 - 12 MONTH ARCW  
230721: PGY1 - 24 MONTH CUW/MHSI

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
    • Provide a cover letter that outlines your interest in the Concordia University Wisconsin Residency Program and highlights attributes that support your candidacy for our program. You will want to describe why you are interested in each particular site. For the 15-16 cycle, applicants will have the option of submitting an individual cover letter to each site or one general cover letter that includes one paragraph describing why you are interested in each particular site. No preference is given to individual or combined letters. Please use the format you feel will most benefit you and your application.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference (minimum)
    • Reference writers are encouraged to submit a letter in addition to completing the standard form available through PhORCAS. Reference writers should submit program specific letters in the text box provided in the reference portal standard form, either by copying/pasting or typing a new letter. PhORCAS no longer supports uploaded letters. Please do not have reference letters mailed to our program as they will not be considered.
  • Transcript(s)
    • Applicants should mail one copy of most up-to-date pharmacy school transcript(s) to:
      PhORCAS at:

      PhORCAS Transcripts Department
      P.O. Box 9124
      Watertown, MA 02471
  • Eligibility: Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.), eligible for immediate licensure by the Department of Professional Service.


Non-US Citizens

We are currently accepting applications from non-US citizens, but we are unable to sponsor visas for residents. In order to apply, a candidate must be able to secure an appropriate visa for employment by the Concordia University Wisconsin, as well as ensure they will be qualified to take the licensure examinations by June 2016.

Selection Criteria

Residents are selected based on their commitment to patient care as well as their dedication to advancing pharmaceutical care practice. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated involvement in a variety of professional activities are highly desirable and potential to express leadership in the profession.

Interviews and "The Match"

Residents submit one application to our program and it is reviewed by the preceptors at each site to which the candidate has applied. Sites then select the candidates whom they wish to interview. For example, a candidate may apply to 2 sites in our program and then be invited to interview with one or both of those sites. Each residency training site has its own listing in the residency matching stem, so candidates rank each site with which they interviewed in our program individually within their overall rank order list. Thus, a match with our program creates a match directly to a specific affiliated site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I am interested in applying to multiple sites within your program, do I submit one application for the program or one for each site?
A: You will only submit one application to our program but will select as many sites as you are interested in.

Q: If I am applying to multiple sites in your program, do I pay a separate application fee for each site I am interested in?
A: You will only be charged one fee for applying to multiple sites within our program.

Q: As an applicant, do I submit one cover letter to the entire program, or a cover letter for each individual site?
A: New for the 15-16 cycle, applicants will have the option of submitting an individual cover letter to each site, or one general cover letter that includes one paragraph directed to each site you are applying to. Preference is not given to individual or combined cover letters. Please use the format you feel will most benefit your application.

Q: Do I need references to write letters that are specific to each site or should they be directed to the entire program?
A: Reference letters should be written as common letters to all sites and should not be directed to individual sites.

Additional Questions

Please contact Lisa Johnson at 262-243-2767