What are some suggestions/tips when applying/interviewing for a residency?
First and foremost, everyone even thinking about completing a residency should know why they are interested in doing so. Answers such as “I don’t feel ready to start my career,” or “I’m not ready for reality,” are not adequate responses. There is no correct answer to the question “Why am I interested in a residency?”, but people should be aware of their personal answers. Look at your long-term, intermediate, and short-term goals, both career-wise and otherwise. Examine what you are looking for in pharmacy and why you’re interested in a specific residency. Have a vision of what you want to do with your career when you are done. When you know what you’re looking for in a residency, you’re more likely to find a better match in a program. Do your homework: find out about the residency you’re applying/interviewing for. Match what the program offers and what you want/need out of your residency. If you are able to adequately explain why you feel a particular program is the right one for you,