Application Information


Talk to Residency Program Representatives

As a residency program, we are interested in enhancing the training of new practitioners. If you have any questions, representatives of the residency program attend various residency showcases throughout Kentucky and the surrounding states. Please contact your College of Pharmacy for dates of residency showcases and a list of participating programs.

We will also be available at the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Please refer to the ASHP website or program guide for specific dates and locations.

If you are unable to attend a residency showcase, feel free to contact the Residency Program Director or Residency Program Coordinator. Their contact information is listed below.

Stephanie Baker Justice, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director

Tara Anderson Mains, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator

The Match

As an ASHP-accredited program, we participate in the Resident Matching Program. For more information about participation agreements, match rules and a schedule of dates, please refer to the National Matching Services website.

Who Should Apply?

At St. Claire we believe that in order to have a successful residency experience, the goals and expectations of the resident should align with those of the residency program and sponsoring institution. St. Claire Regional Medical Center serves as a regional referral center and is the largest rural hospital in northeastern Kentucky. Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame in Covington, Kentucky, St. Claire Regional serves as a not-for profit hospital. With nearly 1,300 employees, St. Claire Regional is the second-largest employer in the region. In addition to the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program, St. Claire is an established training site for a variety of other healthcare disciplines including medical residents, medical students, nursing students, nurse anesthetists, and many others.

Applicants who have a willingness to learn, are highly motivated, have a strong work ethic and who are eager to become competent members of interdisciplinary healthcare are encouraged to apply.

How Do I Apply?

St. Claire will be utilizing PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) for all residency candidate applications. Site specific information in addition to PhORCAS is listed below. For additional information, please contact the Pharmacy Residency Program Director.


Site specific information:
The author of letters of recommendation should strive to comment on as many of the following criteria as possible:


  • Academic ability
  • Quality of work
  • Communication skills (written and/or verbal)
  • Leadership skills/abilities
  • Initiative and/or motivation
  • Ability to work with others
  • Dependability
  • Commitment
  • Emotional maturity
  • Enthusiasm

To go to PhORCAS, click here.

Onsite interviews will begin being offered after the closing of PhORCAS application. Interviews will be offered based on an objective evaluation of the application.