Program Eligibility & Requirements

Application materials include a formal letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, your college of pharmacy transcripts and a current photograph (optional). All applicants must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Wisconsin. Licensure must be obtained within 90 days of program start. Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS, the web-based pharmacy residency application system.

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.

The interview day includes one-on-one interviews with the Residency Program Director and Administrative Director of Hospital Pharmacy 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.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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