Skip to site content

How To Apply

  • 2018-2019 hiring cycle (for the 2019-2020 residency year)

    Application deadline: Applications open 10/15/18. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV), transcripts, hiring preference and any other required forms must be uploaded on USAJobs by midnight Eastern time zone 12/14/2018. All supporting materials must also be emailed or time stamped / mail postmarked by Midnight 12/14/2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Process: Applicants who meet the 12/14/2018 deadline AND submit all required materials will be reviewed by an IHS Human Resource Specialist for suitability. If you are selected for interview, the Residency Program Director from the individual site(s) will likely contact you by late January 2019. Not all applicants will be granted interviews. IHS residency selections will be finalized in early February 2019, allowing applicants to remain in the ASHP Match process in the event of non-selection for an IHS residency. IHS residencies do NOT participate in the ASHP Match process.

    EACH ITEM ON THIS CHECKLIST IS REQUIRED (sections A, B, C)
    Please read and follow all instructions very carefully. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete. You will NOT be notified of an incomplete application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow-up with the Residency Program Director at individual site(s) regarding emailed materials (items in Section A below). Other questions should be directed to the contacts listed at the end of this notice.

    All applications will be considered for the Civil Service or Tribal employment system unless the applicant ALSO applies separately to the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
    Application to the Corps is OPTIONAL and may not be granted to all IHS residency selectees.  Corps application is NOT required to apply for IHS residency.

    To apply for the USPHS Commissioned Corps:
    In the event that you are selected for an IHS Residency, and you are interested in applying to the USPHS Commissioned Corps, the screening process will begin immediately upon residency selection. Your decision to apply to the Corps must be made by the first week of February 2019, prior to residency matching.  Before completing the other steps in the IHS residency checklist below, please do the following if you may consider employment as a USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer:

    SECTION A.1. Enter your information, hiring preferences, and site selections through the following survey Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

    SECTION A.2. Submit the following documents (#1-5 below) via Email directly to the Residency Program Director (RPD) at EACH facility to which you are applying.

    Email addresses for individual Directors can be found on the Residency Directors page.

    1. Letter of Intent, addressing why you wish to complete an IHS Residency (max 1 page, 12 point font, 1 inch margins).
    2. Technical (medical/scientific) writing sample from pharmacy school/professional career (ex. drug information response, Journal Club presentation/article review, DUER, formulary presentation, etc. Please refrain from Power Point presentations, as these are typically a framework for information and it is difficult to determine writing style and determine depth of comprehension of the material). This submission should be an individual effort, technical in nature, and not directed toward patient education or part of a group effort.
    3. Completed Prospective Resident Survey 2019 form [PDF - 122 KB]
    4. Most current Curriculum Vitae
    5. Copy of current official or unofficial pharmacy school transcripts

    SECTION B. USAJobs online application for Federal Employment

    Fill out on-line USAJobs application between October 15, 2018 and December 14, 2018 (check back in mid-October for link). Review this video for further instruction on completing this application Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov . The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is officially submitted. You will receive a notification or control number from USAJobs when you have fully completed the application. Incompletely submitted applications will not be considered. To complete the USAJobs application(s), you will need the following prepared in advance:

    1. Pharmacy school transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
    2. Most current Curriculum Vitae (we suggest that you submit your CV instead of using the online "resume builder")
    3. Form BIA-4432 [PDF - 62 KB] (only if requesting consideration of Indian Preference for employment)

    SECTION C. All materials must be postmarked by midnight Eastern Time Zone on December 14, 2018. These materials must be sent as one, complete packet. Photocopies will not be accepted.

    Submit the following ORIGINAL documents (#1-2 below) to:

    CAPT Rebecca Reyes, IHS Area Pharmacy Consultant
    RE: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Application
    40 N. Central Ave, Suite 606
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    1. All applicants must provide FOUR separate, completed PHS-1813 reference forms, regardless of whether or not you apply to the USPHS Commissioned Corps. These forms can be typed or legibly handwritten. Instruct the author to sign across the closed seal on the back of their envelope (in an effort to make it tamper evident) and return to you for inclusion in your completed application packet.  They must be on the PHS-1813 form; do NOT staple; must be single sided (not double sided). If you later choose to apply to the Corps, these forms will fulfill the requirements of the PHS-50 application references.  PLAN AHEAD as it will take time to gather these forms to send as one packet.
    2. Please include a cover sheet that contains your TYPED full name, email address, and phone number.
    3. No other documents should be sent in this packet.

    For questions about items in Section A: contact CDR Holly Van Lew.

    For questions about Section B USAJobs application: contact Angela Peshlakai.

    For questions about items in Section C: contact CAPT Rebecca Reyes.

  • 2018-2019 hiring cycle (for the 2019-2020 residency year)

    Application deadline: Applications open 10/15/18. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV), transcripts, hiring preference and any other required forms must be uploaded on USAJobs by midnight Eastern time zone 12/14/2018. All supporting materials must also be emailed or time stamped / mail postmarked by Midnight 12/14/2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Process: Applicants who meet the 12/14/2018 deadline AND submit all required materials will be reviewed by an IHS Human Resource Specialist for suitability. If you are selected for interview, the Residency Program Director from the individual site(s) will likely contact you by late January 2019. Not all applicants will be granted interviews. IHS residency selections will be finalized in early February 2019, allowing applicants to remain in the ASHP Match process in the event of non-selection for an IHS residency. IHS residencies do NOT participate in the ASHP Match process.

    EACH ITEM ON THIS CHECKLIST IS REQUIRED (sections A, B, C).
    Please read and follow all instructions very carefully. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete. You will NOT be notified of an incomplete application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow-up with the Residency Program Director at individual site(s) regarding emailed materials (items in Section A below). Other questions should be directed to the contacts listed at the end of this notice.

    All applications will be considered for the Civil Service or Tribal employment system unless the applicant ALSO applies separately to the USPHS Commissioned Corps.
    Application to the Corps is OPTIONAL and may not be granted to all IHS residency selectees.  Corps application is NOT required to apply for IHS residency.

    To apply for the USPHS Commissioned Corps:
    In the event that you are selected for an IHS Residency, and you are interested in applying to the USPHS Commissioned Corps, the screening process will begin immediately upon residency selection. Your decision to apply to the Corps must be made by the first week of February 2019, prior to residency matching.  Before completing the other steps in the IHS residency checklist below, please do the following if you may consider employment as a USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer:

    SECTION A.1. Enter your information, hiring preferences, and site selections through the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PGY2appsIHS Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

    SECTION A.2.  Submit the following documents (#1-5 below) via EMAIL directly to the Residency Program Director (RPD) at EACH facility to which you are applying.

    1. Letter of Intent, addressing why you wish to complete an IHS Residency (max 1 page, 12 point font, 1 inch margins).
    2. Technical (medical/scientific) writing sample from professional career (ex. drug information response, Journal Club presentation/article review, DUER, formulary presentation, etc. Please refrain from Power Point presentations, as these are typically a framework for information and it is difficult to determine writing style and determine depth of comprehension of the material). This submission should be an individual effort, technical in nature, and not directed toward patient education or part of a group effort.
    3. Completed Prospective Resident Survey 2019 form [PDF - 122 KB]
    4. Most current Curriculum Vitae
    5. Copy of current official or unofficial pharmacy school transcripts

    SECTION B. USAJobs online application for Federal Employment

    Fill out on-line USAJobs application between October 15, 2018 and December 14, 2018 (check back in mid-October for link). Review this video for further instruction on completing this application Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov . The applicant is responsible for ensuring the application is officially submitted. You will receive a notification or control number from USAJobs when you have fully completed the application. Incompletely submitted applications will not be considered. To complete the USAJobs application(s), you will need the following prepared in advance:

    1. Pharmacy school transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
    2. Most current Curriculum Vitae (we suggest that you submit your CV instead of using the online "resume builder")
    3. Form BIA-4432 Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (only if requesting consideration of Indian Preference for employment)

    SECTION C. All materials must be postmarked by midnight Eastern Time Zone on December 14, 2018. These materials must be sent as one, complete packet. Photocopies will not be accepted.

    Submit the following ORIGINAL documents (#1-2 below) to:

    CAPT Rebecca Reyes, IHS Area Pharmacy Consultant
    RE: PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Application
    40 N. Central Ave, Suite 606
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    1. All applicants must provide FOUR separate, completed PHS-1813 reference forms Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  , regardless of whether or not you apply to the USPHS Commissioned Corps. These forms can be typed or legibly handwritten. Instruct the author to sign across the closed seal on the back of their envelope (in an effort to make it tamper evident) and return to you for inclusion in your completed application packet.  They must be on the PHS-1813 form; do NOT staple; must be single sided (not double sided). If you later choose to apply to the Corps, these forms will fulfill the requirements of the PHS-50 application references.  PLAN AHEAD as it will take time to gather these forms to send as one packet.
    2. Please include a cover sheet that contains your TYPED full name, email address, and phone number.
    3. No other documents should be sent in this packet.

    For questions about items in Sections A or C, please contact CAPT Rebecca Reyes.

    For questions about Section B: USAJobs application, please contact Angela Peshlakai