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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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. Our mission is to prepare residents to practice as clinical pharmacists in an acute care setting, to develop fundamental teaching and precepting skills, and to prepare residents for advanced post-graduate training in a PGY2 specialty pharmacy residency, should they desire to do so.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center differs from other PGY1 residency programs within the Memorial Hermann Health System in that it is set within a large, academic, tertiary care medical center, and all rotations take place at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus.

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.

Required Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • 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)
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Stroke
  • Practice Management

Elective Rotations (3 of these)

  • Repeat Required Rotation
  • Any Critical Care Rotation
  • Any Medicine Rotation
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Heart Failure / Cardiac Transplant
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Solid-Organ Transplant (Kidney or Liver)

Other Experiences

  • Drug Information
    • Clinical On-Call
    • Drug Monograph
    • Journal Club
    • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Education
    • Case Presentation
    • PGY1 Lecture Series
    • Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
    • Short Topic Presentation
    • Teaching Certificate
  • Pharmacy Operations
    • Code Team
    • Staffing
  • Research
    • Research Project
    • Manuscript







18 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 Insurance:

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

  • Outstanding residency candidate with strong critical thinking ability, time management skills, and integrity who is self-motivated with a relentless desire for professional accomplishment.
  • Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year (July 1st annually).
  • Eligible 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.

Application Process

  • To apply for this program, you must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):
    • Letter of Intent
      • Should be 1 to 2 pages, using a 12-point font and 1 inch margins.
      • The letter should address all of the following:
        • Explain why you want to pursue a residency
        • Discuss your long-term career goals and why you believe this program will help you achieve these goals
        • Describe one clinical pharmacy scenario in which you intervened and provided medication recommendations that had a significant impact for the patient and what the outcome was
    • Curriculum Vitae
      • Please include a list of all completed and anticipated APPE rotations.
    • Three Letters of Reference
      • The PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
      • Reference writers should copy and paste additional comments into the Other Comments text box rather than uploading a separate letter of reference.
    • College of Pharmacy Transcripts
      • Should be submitted directly to PhORCAS
  • The program listing in PhORCAS and the National Matching Service is: MEMORIAL HERMANN/TEXAS MED CTR; NMS Code #127213
    • Please note, there are 4 different PGY1 residency programs available within the Memorial Hermann Health System. A separate application must be submitted to each residency program that a candidate desires do apply to.
  • Application deadline is January 2nd

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 GulbisBrian E. Gulbis, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-4773