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Qualifications & Visa Sponsorship Information

Graduates of Domestic Programs

Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and have completed a PharmD or equivalent experience. For PGY2 residency, applicants must be on track for graduation from an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency. Residents must be eligible to work in the state of Utah. Residents must be eligible for Utah pharmacist licensure and are expected to obtain temporary Utah licensure by 2 weeks prior to starting the residency year and be fully licensed as a pharmacist in Utah within 90 days of starting the program.

Visa Sponsorship

University of Utah Health pharmacy residencies are 12-month positions beginning as early as the last week in June and end on or around June 30 of the next year. Because of timelines and competition within the pool of applicants, we do not sponsor visas for foreign pharmacy residency applicants.

Graduates of Foreign Programs

Pharmacy residency applicants for U of U Health PGY1 and PGY2 residencies must have a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy (or a school in the process of pursuing accreditation) or submit their Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from NABP. Candidates must be eligible to work and license as a pharmacist in Utah prior to the start of the residency year.

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