About Our Program

Memorial Hermann is one of the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas and serves the greater Houston community through 15 hospitals and specialty programming in the tertiary, community and ambulatory settings. Within this unique integrated delivery network, residents will have access to health system leadership at all levels within the division of pharmacy and throughout the enterprise.

Memorial Hermann prides itself in offering pharmacy services on the leading edge of technology, extensive clinical programs, shared system formulary, with interdisciplinary collaboration utilizing several innovative pharmacy practice models. Residents can expect rotation offerings in multiple hospitals and care delivery sites including longitudinal experiences within the office of the Division of Pharmacy System Executive.

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency is a 24 month program with concurrent enrollment in the MS Pharmacy Administration program offered by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. The residents PGY1 and PGY2 years are designed to allow the resident a full pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration experience, while balancing the didactic requirements of the MS degree. Residents will be challenged with rigorous clinical training in a variety of specialties throughout our health system, across many patient care areas and hospital acuities. Strategic planning, policy creation, and project management are basic elements for both clinical and administrative rotations. The electives offered allow for customization of the residency experience to fit the resident's learning needs and career aspirations.

Upon completion of the residency program, the resident will have acquired professional, clinical, administrative and didactic competencies needed to assume leadership roles in pharmacy administration in the health system and hospital setting.

Program Type: ASHP accredited two-year residency: PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters

ASHP Match Number: 163818


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) for major national holidays.
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE/TSHP Meeting. Opportunities to attend other professional meetings are made available at the discretion of the program administrator.
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax.

How to Apply

Application requirements:

  • Graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy; a Pharm D is preferred but not required
  • 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
  • An on-site interview

Please visit the University of Houston College of Pharmacy MS Residency homepage and follow the steps listed. Application deadline is December 31st. 

Residency Program Director


Binita Patel, PharmD, MS
Vice President - Pharmacy Services
Memorial Hermann Health System
902 Frostwood, Suite 190
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 242-2807
Email: Binita.Patel@memorialhermann.org


Rodney Cox RPh, MS
Director of Pharmacy
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 242-3587

Residency Program Coordinator

Thomas Roduta, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Road,
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 242-3494
Email: Thomas.Roduta@memorialhermann.org

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