Application Information

Application to the program requires a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, pharmacy school transcript, photo of the applicant, and three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an employer or supervisor. Applications must be submitted using PhORCAS. An on-site interview including a presentation is required. Applicants must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Alabama.  

Please be aware that Children's of Alabama does not hire individuals who use nicotine products of any kind, including smoking cessation aids containing nicotine. Applicants who profess to use nicotine will not have their applications processed. Applicants who are offered and accept a residency position will be tested for nicotine during regular pre-employment testing. If an applicant tests positive for nicotine, results of the residency match will be void and their employment offer will be rescinded.

All application components must be completed in PhORCAS by December 30, 2018.

Acceptance into the residency program will be on a competitive basis using a formal application process to maximize the quality of the resident(s) ultimately chosen. Program criteria for the selection of residents are:

  • The applicant is or will be a graduate of a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education and will possess a doctor of pharmacy degree by July 1st of the residency year for which they are applying.
  • The applicant must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Alabama.
  • The applicant must be enrolled in the ASHP National Matching Program.
  • The applicant must provide evidence of the following:
    • Primary interest in pediatrics and commitment to patient care in a pediatric setting
    • Superior academic performance and involvement in school/professional organizations and extracurricular/community activities
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Personality characteristics required of a pharmacy resident, such as emotional maturity, independence, motivation, adaptability, and strong interpersonal skills.

Invitations to interview will be sent by late January. Onsite interviews must be completed by the end of February. Unfortunately, it is not possible to interview all applicants.

If you are committed to the care of pediatric patients and interested in growing, learning, and being part of an exceptional pharmacy team, we invite you to apply to our pharmacy residency program!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Deidra Schmidt, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Director

Children's of Alabama Department of Pharmacy, 1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-638-9712
Fax: 205-638-9934
Deidra.Schmidt@childrensal.org