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A

ABBYY Business Card Reader, 55

academic society pins, 76

accelerated programs, 13–14

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 86, 116

advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), 21, 72, 99, 121, 130, 133, 136

deciding later about, 12–13

as final chance to shine, 10–12

finding dates for, 72–73

selecting, 9–10

track programs, 11–12

Affordable Care Act, 6

algorithm, matching, 122–123

Amato, Mary, 97–105

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 75, 87

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), 16, 75, 130

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 79

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 87

Accreditation Standards, 15, 156

CareerPharm® website, 61

Connect, 98

Matching Program (see Residency Matching Program (RMP))

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (ASHP MCM), 1, 51–52, 69, 131

activities following, 66

evening receptions, 65–66

interviews at, 99

Personnel Placement Services, 21, 35, 42, 51–56, 60–65

poster sessions, 65–66

Residency Showcase, 51–60, 88

upon returning home from, 66

Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 79

applicantagreement, 118

eligibility, 116

encouragement for, 163–164

status inquiries, 111

applications, 16–17, 28, 38, 69–70

formal, 70–72

materials submission, 70–71

Authorization to Test (ATT), 137

B

behavior, 100–101

conduct during interview, 103

eye contact, 55, 59, 100

greeting, 100

group interviews, 102

handshake, 100

one-on-one interview, 101

question asking, 101–102

Benavides, Sandra, 1–17, 41–49, 130, 163–164

board certification, 15

Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 15

budgeting, 135, 141

burnout, 148–149, 157

signs of, 157–158

business attire, 54, 76

business cards, 47, 54, 55

C

Caballero, Joshua, 1–17, 19–30, 41–49, 69–81, 130, 163–164

Calm app, 152

CareerPharm® website, 61, 62

car expenses, 134, 141–142

case book, 80

cash reserve, 140, 144

cell phones, 55, 100, 108, 139, 144

turned off for interview, 77

Clauson, Kevin A., 1–17, 41–49, 163–164

confidence, 75, 81, 102, 137

contacts

how to, 42–44

when to, 41–42

contingency plans, 138, 143–144

continuing education (CE)dinners, 12

programs, 13

co-residents, 150–151

cultural awareness, 90

cultural competency, 89–90

cultural diversity, 89–90

cultural humility, 90

curriculum vitae (CV)

acronyms, terms in, 23

APPE roles and responsibilities, 23–24

consistent formatting, 22

cover, folder, 71, 77

development, 7

expanding, 128

font, 22

hard copies, 21, 74

honors, awards, 20, 21, 24

leadership, professional activities, 25

length of, 21

name, contact information, 22

organizational tips, 22–27

paper stock, color, 21

personal statement, 27–28

portable document format (pdf), 22

portfolio, 27

preparation, 19–20

professional work experience, 24

proofing, 22

publications, 26

reverse chronological order, 23

separate presentations, 25–26

teaching and mentoring, 25

unpublished research or projects, 26–27

updating, reviewing, 20, 74

D

Daniels, Calvin C., 85–94

deadlines and registration, 117–118

Dean’s Award, 24

Dennehy, Cathi, 19–30

depression, 148

difficult experiences, 151, 153

difficult questions, 75, 103, 111

disease states, 80

Disney, Walt, 164

diversity

cultural, 89–90

gender and sexual, 88–89

generational, 87–88

geographical and regional, 87

program composition, 86–87

understanding, 85–86

documenting events in residency, 152–156

E

electives, 9, 11, 43

e-mail, 10

attachments, 46

documenting events in residency, 154–155

follow up, 44–49

how to contact, 42–44

interview thank you, 115

no response, 44–45

personalization, 47–48

Personnel Placement Service communication via, 64

professional, for PhORCAS account, 31–32

proper address, 44

quotations in, 44

response, 45–46, 125

response after interview, 46–47

response of no interest, 49

retaining copies of, 45

sending the wrong information, 46

signoff, 44

spelling, 44

still no response, 45

undelivered, 45

voicemail, 45

when to contact, 41–42

withdrawal from candidacy, 116

wrong information, 46

e-mail follow-up

after interview, 46–47

no response, 44–45

emotional intelligence, 75

emotions, acknowledging, 152

Evernote®, 55

exercise, 152

extracurricular activities, 8, 33–34, 70, 110

eye contact, 55, 59, 100

F

Facebook®, 7–8, 123

facial jewelry, 76

faculty member research involvement, 6–7

fees, PhORCAS, 38

fellowship review, 16

fellowships, 15–16

financial issues, 135, 140–142

first impression, 142–143

flexibility, 53, 70, 72, 126–127

folder, 71, 77

follow-up activities, 107–108

after ASHP MCM, 66

applicant status inquiries, 111

difficult questions, 110–111

e-mail, 154–155

further information, 110–111

handwritten note, 108–109

second interview or meeting, 112

thank you response, 43–49

Ford, Henry, 164

Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC), 116

formal application, 70–72

fourth professional (P4) year, wrapping up, 134

free time activities, 152

future, planning for, 143

G

Gates, Bill, 164

gender diversity, 88–89

generational diversity, 87–88

geographical diversity, 87

grades/grade point average, 2, 70, 134

to be competitive, 4–5

grammar, proper, 28–29

gratitude, 152

greeting the interviewer, 100

Gross, Benjamin, 31–39, 51–67

group interviews, 102

H

Hall, Deanne L., 115–123

handouts, 80

handshakes, 100

handwritten notes, 108–109, 115, 134

health fairs/screenings, 5, 52, 129

hidden gem residencies, 16

Hobart, Catherine B., 51–67

I

ID number, PhORCAS, 31–32

imposter syndrome, 149

industry fellowship, 16

information sharing, 19, 26

Instagram, 7

insurance

car, 141, 144

health, 6

life, 135, 141

malpractice, 141

interest in specific field, 9

interpersonal skills, 75, 93

interview

arriving on time for, 99

asking questions during, 101–102

behavior in, 100–101

business attire for, 76

conduct during, 103

confidence, interpersonal skills, 75

costs of, 70

finding dates for, 72–73

focus on what you can control in, 81

follow-up, 107–112

group, 102

knowing program and people before, 73–74

one-on-one, 101

on-site patient cases/journal articles, 80–81

at Personnel Placement Services (PPS), 62–65

positive outlook, 76

practice with faculty or preceptors, 75

preparing presentation for, 77–80

preparing to answer expected and tough questions in, 75

projecting confidence, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills in, 75

screening, 98–99

time necessary for, 9–10

time off for, 10, 38

updating and reviewing CV and portfolio before, 74

videoconference, 99

what to expect/preparation, 97–98

interview day, 99

introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs), 9

iPads, 77

J

jewelry, facial, 76

job application, 129

journal articles, 75, 79, 80–81

K

Kappa Psi, 76

Keynote, 78, 80

L

letters of recommendation, 3, 38, 71–72, 81, 127

request packets, 71

LGBTQ diversity, 88–89

licensure, 15, 116, 137–138

LinkedIn, 8, 55, 98

literature evaluations, 80–81

literature search, 79

Lopez, Alicia, 147–160

M

master plan, 133–134

Match, 3, 10

algorithm, 122–123

navigating, 115–119

Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS), use, 31

tentative, 122–123

timeline, 117–118, 133

Match Day, 10, 123, 126, 130, 136

matched. see also not-matchedaligning resources for success, 138–139

bidding farewell, 137

building your positivity bank, 139–140

contingency plans, 143–144

engage in self-reflection, 140

finishing strong, 136

forming a strong support web, 142

licensure process, 137–138

make a financial plan, 140–142

making a good first impression, 142–143

master plan, 133–134

meeting with family and friends, 138

planning for the future, 143

RPD outreach, 138

top 10 items to wrap up P4 year, 134

top 10 steps for ensuring a fresh start, 135

medication for different indication research, 6

mental health concerns, 158–159

Miller, Lindsey N., 147–160

Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), 137

N

Nahata, Milap C., 69–81

National Alliance on Mental Illness, 159

National Library of Medicine, 79

National Matching Service, Inc. (NMS), 32, 115, 130

National Merit Scholarship, 24

negative situations, managing, 151–159

networking, 8, 12, 98

social, 7–8, 56

non-ASHP accredited residencies, 14–15

North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), 134

note-taking, 54–55, 63, 77, 102, 103

not-matched. see also matched, 125–126

in Phase Ii or post-match, 128–129

practical steps to take, 126–127

questions during phase II or post-match, 127–128

nutrition, 152

O

off-site collaboration, 54, 65

onboarding time, 143

one-on-one interviews, 101

on-site patient cases, 80–81

organization officers position, 4–5, 12, 25

P

part-time jobs, 4

passions, exploring your, 9

patient cases, 80–81

PDF files, 22

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), 130

peer review process, 79, 129

perseverance, 164

personal statement, 27–30

avoiding cutting and pasting, 28

avoiding too much personal information, 29

brief, 29

general format, 28

professional goals, 29

promoting self, avoiding bragging, 29–30

proper grammar, 28–29

setting yourself apart, 30

value of, 27

Personnel Placement Services (PPS), 21, 42, 51–52, 60–65

advantages of, 61

interview process, 62–65

interview scheduling, 62–63

recruiting at, 60–61

registration for, 61

required badge, 62

tips, 52–56

Pharmacotherapy, 79

pharmacy fraternities, 2, 5, 76

Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS), 16–17, 21

account creation, 31–32

applicant eligibility, 116

application review, 38

application submission, 70–71

educational information, 32

fees, 38

post-Match, 126

using existing account to re-apply, 38

Phi Delta Chi, 76

Phi Lambda Sigma, 76

portfolio, 27, 74

positive outlook, 76, 139–140

postgraduate year-1 (PG-1) residency, 14–15

postgraduate year-2 (PGY-2) residency, 14–15

Post-Match

process, 126

questions about, 127–128

PowerPoint, 78, 80

preparation

action plan, 3–4

for expected and tough questions, 75

first professional year (P1), second professional year (P2), 2

interview, 73–74, 97–98

presentation

practicing, 79, 80–81

preparing for, 77–80

slides, 78, 80

professional activities, 129

professional attire, 76

professional fraternity pins, 76

professional goals, 29

professional network, 8, 98

program composition diversity, 86–87

Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), 141

Q

questions

answering, 103

asked the interviewer, 101–102

preparing for tough, 75

R

rank order

lists, 115, 118, 122

submission, 122

references, 78–79

regional diversity, 87

relocation, 139

residency

addressing mental health concerns in, 158–159

documenting events in, 152–156

handling difficult experiences in, 151, 153

managing negative situations in, 151–159

managing new stressors, burnout, and depression in, 148–149, 157–158

negative experiences and goals for, 156–157

role of support system, 149–151

self-care practices for overall well-being, 151, 152

signs of burnout in, 157–158

strategies to support well-being in, 149–151

Residency Matching Program (RMP)algorithm, 122–123

applicant agreement, 118

applicant eligibility, 116

deadlines and registration, 117–118

navigating, 115–119

Phase I, 117, 121

Phase II, 117, 121

Post-Match, 117

program eligibility, 116

program structure, 117

ranking residency programs, 119–123

violations, 119

residency program directors (RPDs), 1, 41–42

ASHP MCM lectures, 13

handwritten notes to, 108–109

how to contact, 42–44

outreach, 138

residency programs

designation, 37–38

diversity, 86–94

eligibility, 116

ranking, 119–123

structure, 117

types, 14–16

Residency Showcase, 51–52, 56–60, 88

advantages of, 60

no appointments during, 59

strategy for, 57–58

tips, 52–56

resources for success, 138–139

rest, 152

review article, 86, 88

Rey, Jose A., 107–112

Rho Chi, 76

rotations, 9, 11, 14, 58, 149, 153

S

Santibañez, Melissa, 85–94

scholarly activities, 21, 98, 129

screening interview, 98–99

second interview/meeting, 112

self-care for well-being, 151, 152

self-reflection, 140

sexual orientation diversity, 88–89

shadowing, 9

sleep hygiene, 152

slides, 78, 80

social media, 7–8, 123

social networking, 7–8, 56

specialty areas, 14, 61, 73

spelling, checking, 78

stress management, 148–149, 151

student-preceptor interaction, 11

suits, business, 76

supplemental materials, 37

support system, 149–151

support web, 142

T

tablet computers, 77

talking with others, 152

thank you responses, 115

third professional (P3) year activities, 4, 98

Thompson, Sara A., 147–160

time off for interviews, 10, 38

track programs, 11–12

traditional fellowship, 15

Twitter®, 7–8, 123

V

vacation, 71, 139, 143

videoconference interview, 99

voicemail, 45

W

well-being, self-care for, 151, 152

work-study programs, 4, 6

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