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Factor

Aspect

Self- Evaluation

Experiential training

Number of clinical experiences

Acute care or ambulatory care experience

Specialty populations, diverse experiences

Experiences in the candidates stated area of interest

Level of responsibility during experience

Professional organization involvement

Membership in pharmacy organizations

Attendance at state or national pharmacy conferences

Leadership positions

Accomplishments

Leadership activities

Informal leadership roles in organizations

Formal leadership roles in organizations

Community service and extracurricular activities

Volunteer activities

Community service

Neighborhood activity

Shadowing experiences

Academic performance

Transcripts

GPA and class rank

Trends in grades

GPA in therapeutics/pharmacology courses

Previous degrees

NAPLEX pass rate of your college

Prestige of college of pharmacy

Scholarly activities

Participation in research or projects

Presentation of a poster at a regional, state, or national meeting

Publications

Honors and awards

Membership in honorary societies

Local, state, or national awards and honors

Merit-based scholarships

Professional work experience

Pharmacy: community, health system

Internship experience

Length of employment

Duties

Accomplishments

Other employment experience

Nonpharmacy employment

Length of employment

Duties

Accomplishments

Communication

Written—Letter of intent

Knowledge of specific program

Interest and enthusiasm in residency

Grammar, punctuation

Written—Essay of goals

Motivation for residency

Organized, style, logical flow of thoughts

Mature and open-minded goals

Verbal—Presentation

Professional, communicative

Verbal—Interview

Poised, thoughtful, insightful

Verbal—Informal

Conversational, warm, friendly, thankful

Written—Follow-up

Thank you note timely and sincere

This table includes typical screening questions used by the interview selection committee when reviewing resident candidate application packets. For more information, see Chapter 6.

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