The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an ASHP-accredited one-year post-graduate residency program.

Program Goals

The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency is designed to:

  • Provide residents with experiences to develop proficiency in the medication management of patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases
  • Enhance the residents' abilities to respond to cardiopulmonary arrest and other emergency situations
  • Refine the skills needed of the resident to conduct quality clinical research in patients with cardiovascular diseases
  • Provide opportunities for the resident to build teaching and precepting skills
  • Facilitate the residents becoming competitive candidates upon graduation for a position as a cardiovascular clinical pharmacy specialist or clinical faculty member of a college of pharmacy

About Our Program

The Larry D. Johnson Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center houses a scope of heart and vascular services that rivals the most advanced cardiovascular treatment institutions in the world. At Memorial Hermann, we pride ourselves in a pharmacy practice model that supports advanced integration of clinical pharmacy specialists within several focused clinical services practicing in the institution. This practice model fosters extensive pharmacy collaboration with both physician and nursing staff in the context of patient care, quality improvement and clinical research. The cardiology pharmacy resident will have ample opportunity to network with other residents, clinicians and academic faculty within Memorial Hermann and other Texas Medical Center institutions.

Rotations and Experiences

PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice as a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist in an acute care setting. Residents are required to complete rotations in each of the following areas:

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)  I and II
  • Heart Failure ICU I and II

Elective rotations which may be available based on individual resident's interests include the following areas:

  • Neurovascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric/Congenital Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Surgery ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit (ICU)
  • Heart Failure ICU

Residents will gain additional experiences necessary to be a successful clinical pharmacy specialist through completion of several additional activities including but not limited to:

  • Drug information
    • Drug Monograph/Formulary Management
    • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Education
    • Seminar Presentation (ACPE-accredited)
    • Short Topic Presentation
    • PGY2 Topic Discussions
    • Teaching Certification Program (optional)
  • Pharmacy Operations
    • Clinical On-Call
    • Code Response
  • Research and Publication
    • Case Report or Clinical Review Article
    • Major Project
      • Conference Presentation
      • Manuscript


Stipend: Approximately $55,000
Vacation: 10 days plus 7 holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day)
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions & Expo.
Health Insurance: Health, dental and vision plans are available
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax

Application Requirements

  • A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment.
  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree.
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 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 60 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 of intent is your chance to tell us who you are and to highlight the unique skills and experiences which set you apart from other residency candidates. We would like to know what your motivation is for doing a residency and what you are expecting to get out of a residency. What can you bring to our institution and how do you plan to contribute to the care of our patients? What areas of practice interest you, and what are your goals after you complete a PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency?
  • Curriculum Vitae
    • Please include a list of all completed APPE rotations, all completed and anticipated PGY1 residency rotations, along with a brief description of the setting and activities performed on each rotation.
    • Please provide contact information (either a phone number or email address) for the primary preceptor of each completed residency rotation.
  • Three Letters of Reference
    • Only the PhORCAS standardized reference form is required.
    • Two reference letters should be written by previous preceptors and one by the current/former residency program director.
  • College of Pharmacy Transcripts
    • Should be submitted directly to PhORCAS

The program listing in PhORCAS and the National Matching Service is: MEMORIAL HERMANN/TEXAS MED CTR; NMS Code #723067

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 does not hire individuals who use tobacco products in any form.

For further information, contact:

Phillip WeeksPhillip Weeks, Pharm.D., AACC, BCPS, BCCP
Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-7157


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