PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is a one-year post-graduate training program which is currently candidate status for accreditation by ASHP.
The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency is designed to:
- Provide the resident with the necessary experiences to develop proficiency in the medication management of patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases
- Enhance the resident's ability to participate in cardiopulmonary arrest and other emergency situations
- Refine the skills needed by the resident to conduct quality clinical research in patients with cardiovascular diseases
- Develop the resident's teaching and precepting skills
- Prepare the resident to become highly competitive candidates for a position as a cardiovascular clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member at a college of pharmacy
About Our Program
The Heart & Vascular Institute of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center houses a scope of heart and vascular services that rivals the most advanced cardiovascular treatment institutions in the world. At Memorial Hermann, we pride ourselves in a pharmacy practice model that supports advanced integration of clinical pharmacy specialists within several focused clinical services practicing in the institution. This practice model fosters extensive pharmacy collaboration with both physician and nursing staff in the context of patient care, quality improvement and clinical research. The cardiology pharmacy resident will have ample opportunity to network with other residents, clinicians and academic faculty within Memorial Hermann and other Texas Medical Center institutions.
Rotations and Experiences
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist in an acute care setting. Residents are required to complete rotations in each of the following areas:
- Ambulatory Cardiology
- Cardiothoracic Transplantation
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Coronary Care Unit
- Heart Failure Intensive Care
Elective rotations which may be available based on individual resident's interests include the following areas:
- Neurovascular Diseases
- Pulmonary/Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric/Congenital Cardiology
Residents will gain additional experiences necessary to be a successful clinical pharmacy specialist through completion of several additional activities:
- Drug information
- Drug Monograph
- Medication Use Evaluation
- Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
- Short Topic Presentation
- PGY2 Topic Discussions
- Teaching Certification Program (optional)
- Pharmacy Operations
- Clinical On-Call
- Code Team
- Research and Publication
- Case Report or Clinical Review Article
- Major Project
- Conference Presentation
|Vacation:||10 days plus 6 holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day)|
|Meetings:||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|
|Taxes:||Texas has no state income tax|
ASHP Midyear Information
The PGY2 Cardiology 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.
- A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment.
- Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree.
- Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency.
- 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.
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 of intent is your chance to tell us who you are and to highlight the unique skills and experiences which set you apart from other residency candidates. We would like to know what your motivation is for doing a residency and what you are expecting to get out of a residency. What can you bring to our institution and how do you plan to contribute to the care of our patients? What areas of practice interest you, and what are your goals after you complete a PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency?
- Curriculum Vitae
- Please include a list of all completed APPE rotations, all completed and anticipated PGY1 residency rotations, along with a brief description of the setting and activities performed on each rotation.
- Please provide contact information (either a phone number or email address) for the primary preceptor of each completed residency rotation.
- Three Letters of Reference
- Only the PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
- Two reference letters should be written by previous preceptors and one by the current/former residency program director.
- College of Pharmacy Transcripts
- Should be submitted directly to PhORCAS
- 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:
Phillip Weeks, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-7157