Applicant Information

Each applicant must: 

  1. Be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program. Applicants that are participating in, or have completed a PGY1 residency with candidate accreditation status, or have completed an ASHP PGY1 waiver are noteligible for interview.
  2. Be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
  3. Be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the Arizona. See Arizona Board of Pharmacy webpage ( for more details.  
  4. Use PHORCAS to apply to program.

The program participates in the following showcases annually: 

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Residency Showcase (October or November)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting Personnel Placement Services - by appointment only (December)

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to use and build upon the competencies achieved in a post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency to promote the development of proficient, independent clinicians with an expertise in geriatrics pharmacotherapy. Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to function as independent practitioners and members of a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care for geriatric patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings. The dual focus of the program on geriatrics and academia is designed to prepare graduates to become effective educators of pharmacotherapeutic topics in the practice area of geriatrics in the clinical and/or academic setting.   Midwestern University and the faculty highly value teaching and are recognized for service and outreach. Established in 1998, the College has an innovative three-year curriculum that emphasizes the integration of science and practice in the development and application of professional skills. We are housed in modern facilities, including a Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, on a scenic 140-acre campus in the northwest Phoenix Valley. The University's location provides easy access to the red rocks of Sedona, the alpine amenities of Flagstaff, and the beautiful Grand Canyon.

Program Contacts

Residency Program Director: Nicole K. Early, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP 
Associate Professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona 

Residency Coordinator: Dawn Knudsen Gerber, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP 
Associate Professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona

Current Resident: Andrea Callas, PharmD

PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Resident 2023-2024, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona


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