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Applicants who have graduated or will be graduating from pharmacy school, have good academic standing, and acceptable related experience will be considered for our program.

Application materials include a formal letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, your college of pharmacy transcripts, and a current photograph (optional). Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS, the web-based pharmacy residency application system. The deadline for application is January 12, 2015. For more information about PhORCAS, go to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists website.

All candidates must register for the "Match." Registration is available at

Applicants chosen to interview at Gundersen are offered lodging accommodations the night prior to the interview. Complimentary shuttle service provides transportation to and from the hospital, and to the La Crosse Regional Airport (Airport code: LSE). The night before the interview, the applicant will be escorted to dinner by a pharmacy preceptor and current resident. This also affords applicants the opportunity to learn about the program as well as life in La Crosse.

The interview day includes one-on-one interviews with the Residency Program Director and Administrative Director of Pharmaceutical Services. The day will also include a casual lunch with our current pharmacy practice residents, an opportunity to meet many of our pharmacist preceptors during a roundtable, and a benefits discussion. To accommodate all of our candidates, we offer interviews on Mondays and Fridays during January and February.

Any other important people in your life are invited and encouraged to participate in the interview day, explore employment opportunities, or simply tour the La Crosse area.

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