Second Pharmacy Residency Match Results Released for 2016

About 300 additional pharmacy students have been matched with residency positions in the second phase of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program.

About 300 additional pharmacy students have been matched with residency positions in the second phase of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Resident Matching Program.

ASHP announced on April 8, 2016, that a total of 333 applicants matched in the Second Residency Match, with 269 applicants matched for postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) positions, and 64 individuals matched for PGY2 positions.

There were 969 applicants who didn’t match in the second round.

With the Second Match concluded, a total of 4273 individuals have matched with more than 2000 residency positions thus far.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the Match this year, as it shows that our residency program capacity is clearly growing,” said Janet Silvester, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, vice president, ASHP Accreditation Services Office, in a press release. “Our new Second Match also helped ensure an orderly process to help individuals link up with open residency positions. As part of our commitment to continuous quality improvement, we’ll be assessing the process to see how it can be even better next year.”

Compared with the 2015 Match results, 45% fewer unmatched applicants and 90% fewer unfilled positions will enter the Post-Match Scramble process, according to ASHP. Individuals looking to enter the Scramble can submit their applications starting at noon on April 11, 2016.

ASHP advised that programs should make offers beginning on April 15, 2016.

In addition, ASHP is offering a virtual career fair on April 19, 2016, for individuals who did not match.

This year, ASHP’s matching program added 322 residency positions, following increased interest in residencies, which was one reason ASHP added the Second Match this year.

A total of 6277 applicants enrolled in the 2015 Match, 5978 enrolled in 2014, 5637 enrolled in 2013, 5124 enrolled in 2012, and 4495 enrolled in 2011.

The Second Match was made possible through collaborations with the National Matching Services and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service.