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Pharmacy Residency - Southwest

ASHP Midyear Information
Application Requirements
Program Contact

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.  


Core Rotations (8)

  • Internal medicine (choice of 2)

a.  Cardiology (MHSW)
b.  Geriatrics (MHSW)
c.  Neurology (MHSW)
d.  Neuro-Rehab (MH TIRR)
e.  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
  • Cardiovascular Surgery (CVICU)
  • Corporate Pharmacy
  • Informatics
  • Off-site Rotations

MHSW = Memorial Hermann Southwest; MHKY = Memorial Hermann Katy; MH TIRR = Memorial Hermann-The Institute for Rehab and Research; MHFM = Memorial Hermann Family Medicine

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pharmacy staffing/drug distribution (every third weekend at MHSW)
  • Research project
  • Drug monograph
  • Medication-use evaluation       
  • Journal Club
  • University of Houston Teaching Certificate program
  • Continuing education presentation
  • ACLS/code participation
  • Clinical on-call

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 Contact

Malar Narayanan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Pharmacy Department                                
7600 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074
Phone: 713.456.5930            Fax: 713.456.5214