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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.  

Program Goals

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
  • Education
    • 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
      • Manuscript


Stipend:Approximately $55,000
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.

Application Requirements 

  • 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.

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 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

Phillip Weeks, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency 
Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center

Phone: (713) 704-7157