The PGY2 Critical Care 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 critical care specialty areas designed to develop advanced skills and competencies necessary to be competent and confident practitioners of pharmaceutical care in the critical care specialty.
Upon completion of this residency, pharmacists will be able to skillfully educate other pharmacy and critical care practitioners. They will be able to optimize therapeutic outcomes by functioning as an integral member of a critical care practice.
The facility is designated a Level I Trauma Center and provides extended care through the Life Flight Medical Air Transport System. Comprehensive critical care services are available to patients, including: surgical/trauma, cardiovascular, neurosciences, medical intensive care, transplant critical care, burn, pediatric and neonatal intensive care.
Rotations and Experiences
PGY2 Critical Care 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 the critical care setting. Residents are required to complete an orientation month, along with 8 month-long rotations. The remaining months will consist of a research project month and 2 month-long elective rotations.
Residents will conduct a longitudinal 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.
- Burn Unit
- Cardiology (CCU)
- Cardiovascular Surgery (CVICU)
- Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
- Neuroscience Intensive Care (NSICU) (2 months)
- Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
- Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care (STICU)
- Case Presentations
- Clinical On-Call
- Code Team
- Journal Club
- Medication Use Evaluation
- Protocol Development
- Research Project / Manuscript
- Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
- Teaching Certificate
- Any Core Rotation
- Emergency Medicine
- Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant
- Infectious Diseases
- Neonatal Intensive Care
- Nutrition Support
- Solid-Organ Transplant
(Kidney or Liver)
- Stroke Service
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 Residency Meeting.
Health, dental, and vision plans are available.
Texas has no state income tax.
ASHP Midyear Information
- The PGY2 Critical Care 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
- The PGY2 Critical Care Residency will be participating in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. If you would like to arrange an interview time prior to the meeting, please send an email to email@example.com.
Application Requirements and Process
- A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment.
- Graduated from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D.
- Completed a one-year ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy 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.
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:
Teresa A. Allison, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy Services
6411 Fannin St.
Houston, Texas 77030-1501