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ASHP Publishes New Resource for Pharmacy Students Competing for a Residency

Book Helps Students Prepare for Residency Interviews


BETHESDA, MD— Pharmacy students who want to stand out in an interview for a residency have a new resource available to them. Get the Residency: ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation, by Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D., BCPP, Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., and Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., can help pharmacy students make the most of their residency interviews.
This comprehensive resource provides tips, a long-term plan, and answers to common questions, including:
  • When do I start planning my residency strategy—and how?
  • How can I set up a timeline and task list to keep myself on target for success?
  • How can I ace the interview process?
  • What should I have in my portfolio?
  • What happens if I don’t make the match?
Plus, get late-breaking information you can’t get anywhere else on the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and the Post-Match Dynamic List.
The authors of Get the Residency designed a course at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy that has helped their students achieve an over 80 percent residency acceptance rate, against the national average of 60 percent in the most recent match. Now, along with faculty and clinicians from across the country, the authors share their effective techniques. They offer candid advice, guidance, and warnings that will be directly applicable to pharmacy students as they search for a post-graduate residency or fellowship and will stay relevant throughout their career. Students can begin using this as a guide as early as their first year, or as they begin the residency application process.
To place orders for the book (ISBN 978-1-58528-365-1) and view additional material, please visit,  email, or call 866-279-0681 (U.S. and Canada) or 001-301-664-8700 (international).
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About the Authors

Joshua Caballero
, Pharm.D., BCPP is an associate professor at the Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Caballero is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and has worked extensively with diverse populations in developing and maintaining practice sites in outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Caballero has published in the areas of psychiatry, and most recently authored an ADHD chapter in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. He completed a BA in Psychology from the University of Florida and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Afterward, he completed a Psychiatric Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at The Ohio State University.

Kevin A. Clauson
, Pharm.D., is an associate professor at the College of Pharmacy and adjunct associate professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine – Biomedical Informatics Program. Dr. Clauson also serves as the director of  the University’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, where he directs a fellowship in consumer health informatics. He previously served as director for a PGY2 program that produced residents who now occupy positions in academia, industry, and community settings. Dr. Clauson received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Clauson has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of consumer health informatics and has published over 50 journal articles. His research has generated coverage by sources such as the New York Times, CBS-TV, Forbes, and BBC Radio.  He has also reviewed and consulted for organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the World Health Organization. 

Sandra Benavides
, Pharm.D., is an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Benavides received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco.  She then went on to complete a general practice residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and a Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at The Ohio State University. Her clinical practice is in the area of pediatrics in a variety of pediatric settings including inpatient, ambulatory, and community.
Dr. Benavides has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the area of pediatrics and education. Throughout her years as an academician, Dr. Benavides has mentored many students on residency and career paths. She was co-coordinator of the Residency Interview Preparation Seminar (RIPS) at Nova Southeastern University and has been involved in organizing and participating in mock interviews for students, residents and fellow through her involvement in national committees.
About ASHP
ASHP is the national professional organization whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website,, or its consumer website,


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