Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS)
The information below was for the 2018/19 residency year: it will be updated in late spring 2018. Until then, prospective applicants may use it to gain insight into the application process and fees.
The Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) is now online at https://prams.cshp.pharmacy.
Please follow the process indicated below to apply to residency programs in Canada. Please note the application deadline is October 16, 2017 at midnight (12 a.m.) PST.
The identity of all programs to which you have applied will be disclosed to those programs. Only programs to which you have applied will have access to that information and your application.
Instructions for Applicants applying to programs using PRAMS
Step 1 – Create an account with the PRAMS
Step 2 – Complete the online application, which includes uploading transcripts in PDF format and requesting references online.
Step 3 – Submit your application to programs. When you submit to your first program, you will be prompted to pay the initial registration fee.
a) Pay the $200.00 registration fee (allows application for up to 8 programs).
b) Pay an additional fee of $25.00 per application to each additional program (as needed).
c) Pay a one-time fee of $50.00 if applying to one or more programs in British Columbia.
Step 4 – Ensure that your application is complete by the October 16 deadline, including completion of three references. Reminders may be sent to your referees weekly via the PRAMS. If necessary, you may also cancel a reference request and select a new referee. Incomplete applications will not be accepted – no exceptions.
Step 5 – Finish ranking your programs no later than January 8, 2018 at midnight (12 a.m.) PST.
Programs will have access to the completed application form and required documents for applicants who have applied to their program.
The identity of all programs to which a given candidate has applied will be disclosed to those programs.
Only programs to which a given candidate has applied will have access to that information and the candidate’s application.
Programs will be able to rank all applicants who have registered in the PRAMS.
Instructions for Programs using PRAMS
Please note only Program Directors not Coordinators can make updates and changes to information at the moment.
Step 1 – Log into the PRAMS, using your e-mail address as your program login e-mail.
Step 2 – To obtain your password, click on forgot my password and it will be e-mailed to you.
Step 3 – Verify your program information is correct including the number of residency positions available by October 16, 2017 at midnight (12 a.m.) PST.
Step 4 – Download the applicants’ information who have applied to your program.
Step 5 – Submit ranking no later than January 8, 2018 at midnight (12 a.m.) PST. Programs will be able to rank all applicants who have registered in the PRAMS.