How to Apply

Apply for the Scripps Mercy PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

The Pharmacy Practice Residency (match code: 128113) is a 12-month commitment starting on July 1. To be considered for the residency program, candidates must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy and eligible for California licensure. Candidates also undergo a personal onsite interview.


  • Matched residents must be licensed pharmacist interns prior to July 1 in the State of California
  • Matched residents must be licensed pharmacists in the State of California prior to October 1
  • Matched residents must have a current BLS certificate (AHA certified) at the start of the residency year
  • Note: We do not sponsor Visas. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents, or hold a valid EAD-employment authorization.

Application procedure

Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match Program and apply using PhORCAS.

  • See PhORCAS for all details
  • Your personal letter of intent should not exceed a 250 word maximum
  • Three letters of recommendation are required (two preferably from acute care rotations)
  • There are no additional supplemental items required

The application submission deadline is January 5 of each year.

Interview process

Prospective candidates will receive correspondence inviting them for an onsite interview. Please submit a passport-sized photo after you have received confirmation for an onsite interview.

For special arrangements, please contact Harminder Sikand, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, at

Interview dates for 2016-2017 year

  • Friday, January 29
  • Saturday, January 30
  • Friday, February 5
  • Saturday, February 6

Interview schedule (not in order)

  • Leadership team interview: 15 minutes
  • Tour with current residents: 30 minutes
  • Residency advisory committee interview: 60 minutes
  • Residency Manual review: 30 minutes