RPDC Workshops

The Residency Program Design and Conduct (RPDC) Workshops are the most popular way to get in-depth and expert advice on improving and expanding your programs. Now conveniently offered as virtual workshops in early 2024 and in-person at the 2024 Midyear Clinical Meeting. For more information on the in-person workshops, visit midyear.ashp.org 


Upcoming Dates

  • May 16-17, 2024 l Virtual
  • December 2024 l In-Person at Midyear

About the RPDC Workshops

Review accreditation standards for the design and conduct of a pharmacy residency program, including requirements related to program purpose, competency areas, goals, and objectives, program structure, learning experiences, orientation, use of preceptor roles, evaluation, resident development plans, and continuous residency program improvement.



  1. Identify the purpose and competency areas for a pharmacy residency and related accreditation requirements.
  2. Describe accreditation requirements for residency program structure and orientation.
  3. Describe accreditation requirements for learning experiences and their written descriptions, including requirements for resident learning activities.
  4. In specified scenarios, identify the most appropriate preceptor role to use with a resident.
  5. Distinguish whether examples of formative and summative feedback to residents meet accreditation requirements.
  6. In given examples, determine whether portions of resident development plans meet accreditation requirements, and identify ways to improve the plans.
  7. Describe accreditation requirements for continuous residency program improvement.


Workshops available in the following areas:

  • PGY1 New Programs
  • PGY1 Existing Programs
  • PGY1 Community-based Programs
  • PGY2 New Programs
  • PGY2 Existing Programs