Program Overview

The PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program with Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services is a one year post graduate training program, in candidate status, with experiences in specialty pharmacy, home health infusion pharmacy, and hospital-based retail pharmacies.

The program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes and will provide robust experiences with each of the pharmacies and leadership team to contribute to the development of pharmacists who have acquired the competencies needed to provide patient care, seek board certification, or pursue advanced education and training opportunities.

Learning Experiences

Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a well-rounded pharmacist in the community-based pharmacy setting. Residents are required to complete the following learning experiences:


  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Specialty Pharmacy - Clinical and Operations
  • Home Health Pharmacy - Clinical and Operations
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Services Administration
  • Transitions of Care
  • Meds-to-Beds


  • Hospital-Based Retail Pharmacies - Patient Centered Dispensing
  • Quality Management
  • Residency Projects
  • Staffing

Staffing Requirement

Staffing occurs every third week, including one major holiday and one minor holiday.


Resident Stipend: Competitive with similar program offerings
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend one national and one regional conference.
Time Off: Vacation and paid time off (PTO) are available.
Insurance: Health, dental and vision plans are available.
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax.

How to Apply

Positions available: Two per year

Application Information

  • A strong academic record and demonstration of a desire for professional accomplishment
  • Graduated ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a PharmD degree by the start of the residency year
  • Registered with PhORCAS and the ASHP Residency Matching Program. Applications must be submitted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) (Program Code: 74987; NMS CODE: 302615), including:
    • Official Transcript
    • Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three references submitted on the PhORCAS standardized reference form
  • Application deadline is January 6th.
  • Onsite interview required
  • Licensed as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician trainee in Texas
  • Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas
  • All residents MUST be licensed within 60 days of the residency start date

ASHP Accreditation Status: Candidate

Program Contact

Illiana Rangel, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services

An Le, PharmD, MS
Program Co-coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services

Kyle Munch, PharmD, MS, BCSCP
Program Co-coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services

Theresa Gerst, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Program Co-coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services

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