What is PPS?

Members of the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Career Development Advisory Group prepared this document to assist all current and aspiring pharmacists in their PPS preparation.

Personnel Placement Service (PPS) is the industry's largest and most widely attended national pharmacy recruitment event held annually at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. PPS is a chance for applicants and employers to interview one another and participate in critical networking before a formal application and on-site interview.

The system will open in the fall to allow candidates and programs to register and participate in the PPS program. Once the system goes live, applicants can request interviews with employers and vice versa. These are typically 30-minute, 1:1 interviews, but depending on the position you are interviewing for, these sessions can be longer and involve multiple interviewers or group sessions. During the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, PPS is typically available Sunday –Wednesday 7:30am – 5:00pm.

Employers often have different goals for their participation in PPS, and it is best to be prepared for all types of interview situations, which may range from very casual with questions and answers led by the candidate to very formal, behavioral-based interview questions. Whether you are looking for a residency position, fellowship, or full time job, this guide will help you navigate the sometimes seemingly scary world of PPS and prepare you to land the onsite interview.

Navigating PPS

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