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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.


Required Rotations (8)

  • Internal Medicine (choice of 2)
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Neuro-Rehab (TIRR)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases (MHSW)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist (MHSW)
  • Management

Elective Rotations (2)

  • Academia
  • Cardiovascular Surgery 
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • General Medicine (MHKY)
  • Internal Medicine*
  • Infectious Diseases II (MHKY)
  • Informatics
  • Off-site Rotations

*Rotation(s) not selected to fulfill Internal Medicine requirement

Abbreviation Key

  • MHKY: Memorial Hermann Katy
  • TIRR: The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
  • PSC: Physicians at Sugar Creek

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Adverse drug event review
  • Anticoagulation education
  • Case presentation
  • Clinical on call
  • Code Blue participation
  • Community service
  • Continuing education presentation or publication
  • Drug information
  • Drug monograph or class review
  • Joint center
  • Journal club
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Medication safety (12 week longitudinal rotation)
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
  • Research project
  • Staffing
  • Teaching certificate program (optional)


The resident is required to complete a major research project and a medication use evaluation during the year. The resident assumes the role as project manager and is directly responsible for meeting goals and deadlines. Research results will be presented at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference. 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.


Certification: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Conferences: Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference

Insurance: Health, dental and vision plans are available

Time off: Vacation and paid time off are available

Taxes: Texas has no state income tax

    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. (remove bullet).

    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.  The resident must obtain licensure in the State of Texas within 90 days of entering the program.
      • Registered with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and ASHP Residency Matching Program
      • Submitted application through PhORCAS by January 1st.
        • 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


        Samuel AkinyeleSamuel Akinyele, PharmD, BCPS
        Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
        Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
        Pharmacy Department
        7600 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074
        P 713.456.4307
        F 713.456.5214


        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