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. The PGY1 pharmacy residency builds on the 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.

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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.

Rotations and Experiences

Residents are required to complete nine core rotations and four longitudinal experiences. In addition, residents will have a choice of two elective rotations. 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 Rotations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist I
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist II
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Project
Elective Rotations
  • Any core rotation
  • Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care*
  • Miscellaneous off site*
  • *Subject to availability

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • Nutrition Support
  • 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
  • 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
  • Application must be submitted through PhORCAS by December 31st (Program Code: 74051; NMS CODE: 218613) 


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

Michael Shih, PharmD, BCCCP
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 242-3550
Fax: (713) 242-4892

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