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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the residency start?

Third Monday of June each year

What teaching opportunities are there for residents?


  • Residents are expected to play an active role in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students who are scheduled on rotation with them. Beaumont receives students from a number of different Colleges of Pharmacy.
  • There is an opportunity for residents to provide a didactic lecture at the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
  • Residents deliver several oral presentations to the pharmacy department staff during several of their learning experiences. These presentations fall into the categories of pharmacy grand rounds, journal clubs, topic discussions, and case presentations.
  • Residents provide an ACPE accredited continuing education lecture to the department staff
  • Residents interested in teaching can select the academics learning experience as an elective.
  • Residents have the opportunity to participate in a Teaching Certificate Program offered in conjunction with Wayne State University.


What is the staffing requirement?

Residents will have staffing responsibilities every third weekend and two holidays.

What is your licensure policy for PGY1 residents?


All residents entering the program should strive to be fully licensed (passing both the NAPLEX and Michigan Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) ) by their start date. 

Incoming PGY1 residents not fully licensed prior to program start date, and who do not have confirmed examination dates prior to their program start date, must contact the  PGY1 Residency Program Director PRIOR to the residency start date to create a written plan for licensure. Individuals who fail to meet the licensure deadlines will be evaluated by the RPD and the Residency Advisor Committee, as appropriate. Program extension will be considered, and residency training plans may be modified to accommodate licensure delays, including but not limited to, adjustments to staffing, on-call and rotation schedules. Failure to pass a licensing exam after two attempts will be grounds for dismissal. If the resident is not licensed within 90 days after the program start date, he or she will be dismissed from the program.


Resident Instructions Post-Match for Obtaining Pharmacist Licensure in Michigan:

Within 1 week of the match results being released:

Create a National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile

Apply for eligibility to take the NAPLEX & MPJE

  • Log in to your NABP e-Profile to apply for the exams.
  • New graduates applying for their first license are required to have an official transcript sent from the pharmacy school that they graduated from to NABP before beginning the NAPLEX/MPJE application process.
    • Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope bearing the school’s stamp/seal on the envelope flap.
    • Candidates may request that their school send the transcript electronically to
  • Once eligibility is granted, you will receive an email prompting you to purchase the exams.

Purchase the exams

  • Log in to your NABP e-Profile to purchase your exams.
  • After payment is received, you will receive your authorization to test (ATT) via email from Pearson VUE. The ATT letter will include information scheduling your testing appointments.

Schedule the exams

  • You may not schedule your exams until you receive your ATT.
  • Use the Pearson VUE website to schedule your exams.
  • Please schedule your examinations for the earliest date possible (prior to your residency start date). It is expected that incoming residents will drive up to 120 miles (2 hours) to identify a testing center with an available date.
  • Once confirmed, please email your exam dates to the PGY1 Residency Program Director.

Take the exams

  • see the NABP website for tips and specific instruction

Apply for the Michigan pharmacist and controlled substance licenses

  • MIPLUS Application Website 
  • Applying for licensure by EXAMINATION
    • Once you have achieved a passing score on the NAPLEX and MPJE, you may apply for licensure in Michigan. You may not apply prior to passing both exams.
    • Graduates of ACPE approved pharmacy education programs must forward a Certificate of Pharmacy Education form to your school of pharmacy to request verification of education and externship hours. The Certificate of Pharmacy Education must be mailed directly from your school to LARA.
    • Michigan also requires 1,600 hours of internship (including externship). The Internship Training Affidavit form should be used only to report those intern hours gained in Michigan while holding an intern license. Hours gained in other states must be reported directly to LARA by the Board of Pharmacy in the state where the intern hours were obtained. The Internship Training Affidavit must be mailed directly from your school/preceptor to LARA.
    • The Certificate of Pharmacy Education and Internship Training Affidavit forms are available on the LARA website.

Licensure Resources

Information about Royal Oak, its surrounding area, and links to housing search:

Beaumont Hospital is located in the city of Royal Oak, Michigan. Located in Oakland County, Royal Oak’s close proximity to major freeways make it a convenient place to work and live. Royal Oak has the appeal of a small town with a growing downtown area. Downtown Royal Oak offers a wide variety of specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment. Many affordable options for housing are available in the surrounding areas.

In addition, Birmingham, Clawson, Troy and Berkley are all located close to the hospital and are other areas to consider in your housing search. For further information, the following websites may be helpful:

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Local Attractions

  • Detroit Opera House
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra- Max M. Fisher Music Center
  • Emagine Theatre- Royal Oak
  • Fox Theatre
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Zoo
  • The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
  • Royal Oak Arts, Beats and Eats Festival                                            
  • Downtown Birmingham
  • Downtown Royal Oak
  • Somerset Collection                                  
  • Comerica Park- Detroit Tigers and outdoor concerts and events
  • Ford Field- Detroit Lions
  • Little Caesar's Arena- Detroit Pistons, Red Wings, and concerts
  • DTE Energy Music Theater-  Outdoor Concerts
  • Woodward Dream Cruise

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