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College of Pharmacy


Pre-Residency Track

A post-graduate residency is a vital asset in your pharmacy education. The pre-residency track at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy provides an excellent roadmap that helps you navigate the application process with greater success and satisfaction. Because of our structured focus on candidate preparation, the college's residency placement rate has consistently surpassed the national average.

The USC College of Pharmacy's pre-residency track offers focused activities and skill development during pharmacy school to enhance your preparation and competitiveness in applying for a PGY-1 residency. The track guides you toward success in key application areas, including scholarship experience, organizational involvement, and experiential education, and provides additional tools for navigating the application and interview process.

You should apply for the track when you are a rising professional year two or three student. Each year, a call for interested students will occur in the spring or summer.

Track coordinators will verify completion of all track requirements and award you with official certification at graduation ceremonies. After graduation, you can include the track on your curriculum vitae.