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Pharmacy Administrative Residency: Applying to the Program

Applying to the Program


Applicants should submit through the standard Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) application the following information:

  • A letter of intent. The letter of intent should be completed within the personal statement section within PhORCAS and should state your reasons for pursuing both the residency program and graduate study, what your research interests are, and why you are prepared for a graduate level program. The letter of intent should be completed within the "personal statement" section within PhORCAS.
  • Three letters of recommendation using the "standardized form" within PhORCAS. We encourage reference writers to "individualize" their recommendation by taking advantage of the "brief program comments" text box. This is a free text area within the standardized form that reference writers have up to 1,000 characters of additional information they can add to the standardized form, if desired.
  • No additional "supplemental information" is required through PhORCAS.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  2. If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  3. From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.

All applicants must also complete an online University of Wisconsin graduate school admission application. Bear in mind the following when completing the online application:

  • 1A: First semester/year in which you wish to enroll should read Fall (yr): year in which you enroll; full time
  • 1B: Select Pharmacy MS (call number MS 756 PHM) for Intended Major Field of Study
  • The graduate school will also ask for a "letter of intent." You may use the same content of the letter of intent you completed for PhORCAS, but you will need to re-submit this information with the grad school application as well
  • Provide the graduate school with three references. The graduate school will send a link to your reference writers that are specific to the graduate school.
  • The residency program will be provided a copy of the graduate school application and additional references, there is no longer a need for these to be uploaded into PhORCAS.

All applicants must also request and mail original transcripts from each higher education university attended to:


Jenny Lendborg
UW Hospital and Clinics Department of Pharmacy
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792