The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited, one-year postgraduate training program that begins on July 1st annually. The program consists of rotations throughout a variety of areas that are designed to provide the resident with the skills and confidence necessary to practice as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting. Residents that complete the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will be well prepared to complete advanced training by means of a PGY2 specialty residency in areas such as Critical Care, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and others, should they desire to do so.
Rotations and Experiences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting. Residents are required to complete an orientation month, along with 7 month-long rotations. The remaining months will consist of a research project month and 3 month-long elective rotations.
Residents will conduct a research project throughout their residency year that includes presenting the results at a regional residency conference and preparing a written manuscript. Presentation skills will be enhanced by giving an ACPE-accredited seminar presentation along with case presentations throughout the year. Residents will also gain experience with teaching and precepting through the completion of a Teaching Certificate program and co-precepting pharmacy students on clinical rotations.
- Ambulatory Care
- Critical Care (1 of these)
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Medical Intensive Care
- Neuroscience Intensive Care
- Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care
- General Pediatrics
- Internal Medicine
- Medicine-Specialty Rotation (1 of these)
- Infectious Diseases
- Practice Management
Elective Rotations (3)
- Repeat Required Rotation
- Any Critical Care Rotation
- Any Medicine Rotation
- Emergency Medicine
- General Surgery
- Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Pain Management
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Solid-Organ Transplant (Kidney or Liver)
- Case Presentations (2)
- Clinical On-Call (every 8th week)
- Code Team
- Drug Monograph
- Journal Club
- Medication Use Evaluation
- Pharmacy Staffing (every 4th weekend)
- Research Project / Manuscript
- Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
- Teaching Certificate
12 days plus 6 holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day)
Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE Regional Residency Conference.
Health, dental and vision plans are available
Texas has no state income tax
ASHP Midyear Information
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will be at the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Please stop by and visit with us to learn more about our residency opportunities.
Application Requirements and Process
- Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year (July 1st annually).
- Entry-level knowledge and skills equivalent to that which would be expected of a recent doctor of pharmacy or other appropriate advanced degree candidate.
- Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas
- See the Texas State Board of Pharmacy website for licensure requirements.
- All residents MUST be licensed within 90 days of the residency start date.
- Registered with PhORCAS and the ASHP Residency Matching Program.
Applications must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Application deadline is January 7th.
Applicants considered for a position will be invited for an on-site interview at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center during January or February. Applicants will be given a tour of the facilities and will have a chance to meet with the Residency Program Director, clinical pharmacy staff, and current pharmacy residents.
Memorial Hermann recognizes the health benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle as well as the special duty to maintain and promote a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors, physicians, and employees. In an effort to further this goal, Memorial Hermann will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.
For further information, contact:
Brian E. Gulbis, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy Services
6411 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030-1501
Phone: (713) 704-4773
Fax: (713) 704-0939