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PhORCAS Applicant Responsibilities

PhORCAS applicants to Pharmacy Residency programs agree to abide by certain rules and requirements. PhORCAS applicants are expected to act professionally in all of their dealings with PhORCAS and the pharmacy online residency programs. Applicants are expected to properly follow instructions and meet deadlines. Responsibility, respect, good judgment, and cooperation are qualities valued by the PhORCAS profession; applicants are expected to demonstrate these qualities beginning with the application process.

Applicants using PhORCAS agree to:

  • Act with honesty and integrity throughout the admissions process
  • Be responsible and accountable for actions
  • Research the application deadline and special requirements for acceptance, (including supplemental requirements) for each program you are interested in submitting an application. This information can be found in the ASHP online directory or by contacting the program directly
  • Abide by all deadlines
  • Enter accurate and comprehensive data into the PhORCAS application
  • Arrange for PhORCAS to receive official transcripts from every regionally accredited U.S. and Canadian Pharmacy college and university attended. If a program requires more than the pharmacy transcript, you will need to request these transcripts, as well.
  • Pay the correct PhORCAS application fee
  • Arrange for application materials to be sent to PhORCAS or directly to the program, as required by the program
  • Ensure all data is complete in PhORCAS prior to submitting the application
  • Print a copy of the completed application before submitting it to the designated program
  • Check application status frequently by logging into the PhORCAS application
  • Frequently check email and login to the application for important messages from PhORCAS
  • Personally respond immediately to all communication from PhORCAS and programs
  • Contact programs directly about interview decisions, admission requirements, curriculum, etc
  • Contact PhORCAS customer support staff about any PhORCAS issues or questions, such as missing transcripts, or failure to upload documents
  • Log off the PhORCAS web application after each session to protect against unauthorized access to the application
  • Maintain record of the PhORCAS identification number
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