You’ve Matched, Now What? Things to Know Prior to Starting a Residency (No CE)

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners & New Practitioners Forum

ACPE Activity Number: NO CE
Activity Date
May 15, 2018
Expiration Date:
May 15, 2021
Activity Type:
CE Credits:
1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee:
Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists and student pharmacists who have matched to residency programs. 

Activity Overview

This activity is intended to serve as a resource for student pharmacists and pharmacists that have matched to residency programs, as well as future residents as they prepare for residency. This presentation will review how to prepare for residency, discuss how to optimize the residency experience, and provide tips on how to become a successful resident.

Learning Objectives

  • List examples of tasks to be completes after Match Day and prior to the first day of residency.
  • Describe a mental framework to begin residency strong and work towards achievement of professional goals.
  • Identify unique features of residency to take advantage of in order to maximize the experience.
  • Identify ways in which the residency performance may impact future plans (ex. serve as a job interview).
  • Discuss appropriate ways to cultivate relationships with colleagues and secure potential references.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Describe specific features of successful residencies.
  • Create a comprehensive residency preparedness guide.

Faculty Information

  • Ashley Bowden, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Inpatient Operations Pharmacy Manager, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Amanda Grego, Pharm.D., M.S., 340B Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Baltimore, MD
  • Cassie Rae Heffern, Pharm.D., BCACP, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist, PGY2 Residency Director, CoxHealth, Springfield, MO
  • Amy Henneman, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, CDE, PGY1 Residency Program Director, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Kayla Johnson, Pharm.D., PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.