Application Process

Published On 07/11/2011

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy. The applicant should be licensed in the state of Tennessee within the first month of the residency program.

The following items should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by the first Friday in January:

  • one page letter of intent
  • current copy of curriculum vitae (CV)
  • three references via PhorCAS®, which meet the following criteria: at least two of the three references must be from clinical practitioners with experience evaluating the candidates' direct patient care skills; if more than three references are submitted, only the first three received will be used in the initial candidate scoring assessment; see below for more details
  • Transcripts from pharmacy school

Candidates should include the following information to reference writers when requesting they complete the PhorCAS® Electronic Reference Form:

Please complete the PhorCAS® Electronic Reference Form in lieu of submitting a traditional letter of recommendation. Full letters of recommendation should NOT be included in the program-specific comments section at the end of the form. Reference writers should provide narrative comments on at least four of the evaluated areas on the PhorCAS® Electronic Reference Form as a means to provide our program with a thorough assessment of the candidates’ skill level across a broad range of areas. The program-specific comment box should be reserved for areas the reference writer believes the candidate truly excels above others and are not assessed in other areas of the PhorCAS® Electronic Reference Form.

PGY2 applicants invited for an on-site interview are asked to give a 20-30 minute presentation.

Please contact Dr. Kelly Bobo via the information below with any questions regarding the program or application process.

Kelly S. Bobo, Pharm.D.,MBA, BCPS
Director, PGY1 & PGY2 Residency Programs
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Pharmacy Department
848 Adams Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Office:  901-287-5250
Pager: 418-1734
kelly.bobo@lebonheur.org