ASHP’s Pharmacy Residency Match Sees Increase in Applicants, Programs

ASHP’s 2020 Residency Match concluded with 5269 individuals matching with 2551 pharmacy residency programs across the country.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)’s 2020 Residency Match concluded today, with 5269 individuals matching with 2551 pharmacy residency programs across the country, the organization announced.

The match was conducted in 2 phases to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of pharmacists and student pharmacists seeking residencies as well as residency programs seeking applicants. Residency positions have increased by 1664 positions, or 46%, nationwide over the last 5 years.

Phase 2 of ASHP’s Residency Match gives applicants who did not match in phase 1 a second opportunity to connect with a postgraduate training program. Phase 2 of this year’s match resulted in 346 positions being filled, in addition to the 4923 positions filled during phase 1.

“ASHP congratulates the more than 5200 future pharmacists who matched with PGY1 and PGY2 residencies this year,” said Janet A. Silvester, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, vice president, ASHP Accreditation Services Office, in a statement. “We would also like to recognize the commitment to residency training demonstrated across the country as residency programs interviewed applicants for the match, sometimes virtually, during the escalating pandemic. Residency programs kept an eye to the future while dealing with multiple other priorities.”

Only 43 positions need to be filled in the 2020 Post-Match Scramble, which will open for applications on April 9 at 12 pm EST. ASHP recommends that programs make their offers to candidates beginning April 15.


ASHP’s pharmacy residency match sees continued growth [news release]. Bethesda, MD; ASHP: April 8, 2020 [email]. Accessed April 8, 2020.

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