PGY1 Memorial City

The PGY1 pharmacy residency at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is a one year post graduate training program which begins annually in late June/early July. The program includes rotational experiences which cover the essential practice of the community clinical pharmacist.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and sustain outstanding and comprehensive pharmaceutical care through the development and support of innovative, independent, thoughtful and compassionate post graduate year one residents.

The purpose of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Learning Experiences

Residents are required to complete six required learning experiences, track-specific electives, and six longitudinal experiences. In addition, residents will have a choice of at least 8 weeks of elective learning experiences. Throughout the year, residents will also have the opportunity to participate in Code Blue response and obtain a teaching certificate (through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy).

Required Learning Experiences

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit and/or Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical/Surgical Integrated Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Administration and Operations
  • Projects and Strategic Planning

Track-Specific Elective Learning Experiences

Clinical Track
  • Medical Intensive Care AND Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Information
  • Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Any required rotation may be repeated
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Integrated Clinical Pharmacist
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Nutrition Support
  • Human Resources
  • Customized learning experience subject to preceptor availability

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Teaching and Academia
  • Research Projects
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Services Management


Resident Stipend: Competitive with similar program offerings
Health and Insurance: Full health, dental, vision and life insurance packages are available
Time Off: Vacation and paid time off (PTO) are available.
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE/TSHP meeting.
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax.

How to Apply


  • Graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy with a PharmD degree by the start of the residency year
  • Must obtain licensure as a pharmacist in Texas within 60 days of the start of residency year
  • Must meet TSBP Sterile Compounding Requirements within 90 days of residency year
  • 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 2nd
    (PGY1 Program Code: 74051; NMS CODE: 218613; HSPAL Program Code: 74014; NMS Code: 163818) 


MaiCuc Tran, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-4769
Fax: (713) 242-4892

Beth Willis, PharmD, BCPS
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-3097
Fax: (713) 242-4892

Thomas Roduta, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-3075
Fax: (713) 242-4892

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