Program Overview

The PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program with Memorial Hermann Pharmacy Services is a one-year post graduate training program, in pre-candidate status, with experiences in specialty pharmacy, home 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 pharmacy and leadership teams to contribute to the development of pharmacists with the competencies needed to provide patient care, seek board certification, or pursue advanced education and training opportunities.

Rotations and 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 ten (10) core rotations and one (1) elective rotation, in addition to the longitudinal experiences.

Required Rotations:

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Home Health Pharmacy - Clinical and Operations
  • Specialty Pharmacy - Clinical and Operations
  • Project Month
  • Transitions of Care
  • 340B Contract Pharmacies
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Services Administration

Elective Rotations*

  • Drug Information

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Residency Projects
  • Quality Management
  • On-call Staffing
  • Hospital-based Retail Pharmacies

*Any of the required rotations may be repeated as an elective. Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability.


Resident Stipend: Competitive with similar program offerings
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE/TSHP Meeting.
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
  • A graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. 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 6.
  • 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 90 days of the residency start date

Program Contact

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

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