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PGY2 Critical Care Residency

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.

Required Rotations

  • Cardiac Transplant / Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Cardiology (CCU)
  • Cardiovascular Surgery (CVICU)
  • Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care (NSICU) (2 months)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care (STICU)

Elective Rotations

  • Any Core Rotation
  • Burn Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Solid-Organ Transplant (Kidney or Liver)
  • Stroke Service

Other Experiences

  • Case Presentation
  • Clinical On-Call
  • Code Team
  • Journal Club
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Protocol Development
  • Research Project / Manuscript
  • Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
  • Short Topic Presentation
  • Teaching Certificate



$55, 000


18 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 Insurance:

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 .

Application Requirements

  • 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 .

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 should address all of the following:
        • Explain why you want to pursue a PGY2 critical care residency
        • Discuss your long-term career goals and why you believe this program will help you achieve these goals
        • Describe one clinical pharmacy scenario from your PGY1 residency in which you intervened and provided medication recommendations that had a significant impact for the patient and what the outcome was
    • Curriculum Vitae
      • Please include a list of all completed and anticipated PGY1 rotations and completed APPE rotations.
    • Three Letters of Reference
      • The PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
      • Reference writers should copy and paste additional comments into the Other Comments text box rather than uploading a separate letter of reference.
    • 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:

Teresa AllisonTeresa A. Allison, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-6225