Tips for Prospective Residents

  1. The Residency Showcase is intended for the graduating class of 2017.
    Note to P1-P3 students: The Residency Showcase is intended to be a forum for representatives from residency programs and 2017 resident candidates to meet, discuss their programs, and exchange information. Because of this, as well as the strong demand for residency positions, many residency program representatives will have limited time to speak with P1-P3 students during the Showcase. We recommend that those students interested in seeing the Showcase, but who will not be pursuing a residency in 2017, please wait until the second half of the session to enter the Showcase. We also recommend attending the student educational sessions on Sunday, which are designed to help inform students about residency programs, and especially for you — Career Pearls on Monday and CV and Resume Writing on Tuesday.

  2. Your registration to the Midyear allows you to participate in the Showcase (no additional fees are necessary).

  3. Prepare in advance.
    • Beginning in early November, print the Residency Showcase Listing. Be sure to use the filter feature in Excel to customize your search.
    • Determine which sites you want to visit during the Showcase.
    • Find out the date and time those sites will be at the Showcase.
    • Look at the diagram of the Showcase and know where those sites will be located in the hall.
    • Programs are listed by site, not by specific type of residency program offered.
  1. Participating sites exhibit ONLY during ONE time slot. They DO NOT exhibit at ALL sessions. Use the following key to find the time when the sites you want to see are displaying:
  2. Series # Date/Time
    4000 Series #s Monday, December 5 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    5000 Series #s Tuesday, December 6 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    6000 Series #s Tuesday, December 6 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  3. Not enough time to visit the sites you're most interested in? Ask the program representatives if they are available at another time during the meeting to talk with you.

  4. Some programs are also involved in the Personnel Placement Services (PPS). This allows time for one-on-one interviews but requires an additional fee to participate in this process.

  5. Be respectful of each program’s time. Have your questions prepared before you come to the Showcase.

  6. Plenty of ASHP staff will be onsite to answer your questions. You can also contact Cheri Zollicoffer at with your questions.

  7. Good luck to all prospective residents and residency programs for the 2017-2018 residency year!