I am a P4 and I am just not sure which residencies to apply for. I have zero work experience and not a lot of professional involvement so all the really competitive residencies are out of questions. I do have a pretty decent GPA though (>3.6) and have had some good clinical rotations. Will probably have strong recommendation letters as well, but everyone has that. But the pressing issue right now is to decide which residencies to settle on applying to so I can let all my preceptors know for the letters of recommendation. I did go to midyear, talked to a lot of the VA programs in NY, Georgia, Florida, PA, Maryland etc. But I was really under prepared, didn't do enough research and ended up not checking out a lot of the non-VA programs. So here's my question, or rather multiple questions. How many residencies should I apply to considering that I am not the most competitive applicant out there? Barely meet the minimum requirements I would say. How are the VA residencies? From midyear, I really liked all of them. Are they really competitive? I mean prescriptive authority, lot of autonomy and extra pay for staffing, I would imagine everyone would want a VA residency. What about the ones in NY in particular?, there are 5 or so I think. Location-wise they are my best bet, but considering the # of pharmacy schools in NY, may be I should apply to other states around the tri-state area. Or should I just focus on the non-VA residencies if they are a little less competitive in general. I mean I know not all VA's are the same but just wondering. Long post and a lot of questions, apologies in advance, but all responses are appreciated.