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Pharmacy Residencies - Memorial City

Overview of the Program
Mission Statement
Rotations and Experiences
How to Apply

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 pharmacy residency at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is a one year post graduate training program which begins annually in late June/early July.  The program includes rotational experiences which cover the essential practice of the community clinical pharmacist.  The PGY1 pharmacy residency builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and sustain outstanding and comprehensive pharmaceutical care through the development and support of innovative, independent, thoughtful and compassionate post graduate year one residents. 

Rotations and Experiences

Residents are required to complete nine core rotations and four longitudinal experiences. In addition, residents will have a choice of two elective rotations. These learning experiences are designed to prepare the resident for practice in an acute care setting. Throughout the year, residents will also have the opportunity to participate in Code Blue response and obtain a teaching certificate (through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy).

Core Rotations

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist I
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist II
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Clinical Services Management

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Nutrition Support
  • Research Projects
  • Leadership

Elective Rotations

  • Any core rotation
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care*
  • Miscellaneous off site*
  • *Subject to availability


Resident Stipend

Competitive with similar program offerings

Health and Insurance

Full health, dental, vision and life insurance packages are available

Time Off

Vacation and Paid Time Off are available


Financial support is offered to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE/TSHP meeting


Texas has no state income tax

How to Apply


  • Graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year
  • Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas
  • Registered with ASHP Residency Matching program and the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application (PhORCAS)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references submitted on the PhORCAS standardized reference form Application must be submitted through PhORCAS by December 31st (Program Code: 74051; NMS CODE: 218613)
Applications must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS)

Application Deadline:  December 31st

Terence Chau, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-4258
Fax: (713) 242-4892

Malarvizhi Narayanan, PharmD, BCPS,BCCCP
Residency Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner 
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-4613
Fax: (713) 242-4892