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Memorial Hermann Southwest PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacist completing this residency program shall have the ability to effectively and independently provide pharmaceutical care with a foundation of evidence-based medicine that ultimately results in the best pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. The pharmacist shall, as a member of the health care team, have the ability to adeptly identify and resolve pharmacotherapy-related problems in the acute care setting. After completing the program, the pharmacist shall have a strong knowledge of self-assessment and how to improve based on self-learning activities. The pharmacist will be prepared for practicing in an acute care setting as well as have the foundation with which to continue on to complete a PGY2 specialized residency experience. The resident will also have a strong commitment to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Rotations

Required Rotations (8)

  • Internal medicine (choice of 2)
    • Cardiology (MHSW)
    • Geriatrics (MHSW)
    • Neurology (MHSW)
    • Neuro-Rehab (MH TIRR)
    • General Medicine (MHKY)
  • Critical Care (MHSW)
  • Infectious Diseases (MHSW)
  • Emergency Department (MHKY/MHSW)
  • Patient/Medication Safety (MH TIRR)
  • Ambulatory Care (MHFM)
  • Management (MHSW)

Elective Rotations (2)

  • Any Core Rotation
  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care (MHFM)
  • Cardiovascular Surgery (CVICU)
  • Corporate Pharmacy
  • Informatics
  • Off-site Rotations

Abbreviation Key

  • MHSW=Memorial Hermann Southwest
  • MHKY=Memorial Hermann Katy
  • MH TIRR=Memorial Hermann–The Institute for Rehab and Research
  • MHFM=Memorial Hermann Family Medicine
  • MHMC=Memorial Hermann Memorial City

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory care
  • Anticoagulation education
  • Clinical on call
  • Code Blue participation
  • Continuing education presentation or publication (ex. review article, case report)
  • Drug monograph
  • Journal club
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Staffing every 3rd weekend
  • Transitional Care Unit
  • University of Houston teaching certificate program
  • Research project

Research

The resident is required to complete a major research project during the year. The resident assumes the role as project manager and is directly responsible for all communication with medical staff and/or individuals involved in the project and meeting goals and deadlines. The resident is required to present research results at the following conferences:

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – poster presentation
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) Annual Seminar – poster presentation
  • ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference – platform discussion

A publishable manuscript must be written and ready to submit to a peer-reviewed pharmacy or medical journal by the end of the residency experience.

ASHP Midyear Information

  • Preceptors and residents 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 program.
  • We will be participating in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Application Requirements

The candidate for this one-year pharmacy residency must have:

  • A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment
  • Graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year
  • Entry-level knowledge and skills equivalent to that which would be expected of a recent doctor of pharmacy or other appropriate advanced degree candidate
  • 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 January 5 (Program Code: 74138; NMS CODE: 140013)

Program Contacts

2017 Ngan VoNgan Vo, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Pharmacy Department
7600 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074
P 713.456.5057
F 713.456.5214
ngan.vo@memorialhermann.org

2017 Chase WaxlerChase Waxler, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Pharmacy Department
7600 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074
P 713.456.4005
F 713.456.5214
chase.waxler@memorialhermann.org