About Our Program

Memorial Hermann is one of the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas and serves the greater Houston community through 17 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. Our dynamic program is continuously evolving to meet the needs of our current and future residents.

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

Learning Experiences

PGY1 Required Learning Experiences

Residents are required to complete 9 core learning experiences and 1 clinical elective during the first residency year.

  • Orientation
  • Drug Information
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacy
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care or Emergency Medicine
  • Community Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy
  • Clinical elective options
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Transplant
    • Pediatrics
    • Neonatal ICU and Women’s Services
    • NeuroRehab-Post Acute Critical Care

PGY2 Required Learning Experiences

Residents are required to complete 9 core learning experiences and 2 electives during the second residency year.

  • System Clinical Operations
  • System Pharmacy Leadership
  • 340B/Supply Chain/Revenue Cycle
  • Operations II (Inpatient or Ambulatory)
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • System Clinical Services Management
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Large Hospital Operations
  • Outpatient Operations
  • Administrative Electives (2)
    • Accountable Care Organization
    • Clinical Services Management II
    • Informatics
    • Specialty Pharmacy

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Teaching Certificate through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (optional)
  • Coordinate the intern program experiences
  • Staffing
    • PGY1 - inpatient staffing every 3rd weekend at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
    • PGY2 - retail/home infusion staffing
  • PGY1 Major Research Project
  • PGY1 Minor Project (Process or Quality Improvement)
  • PGY2 legal/regulatory rotation


Office: Dedicated pharmacy resident office space with a personal laptop computer and SpectraLink mobile hospital phone
Stipend: Competitive with similar program offerings
Certification: ACLS, BLS
Time Off: 12 days of paid time off (vacation and sick time combined). Each Resident will work 1 major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day) and 1 minor holiday (Labor Day, Memorial Day, or Martin Luther King Day)
Meetings: Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the ALCALDE Regional Residency Conference
Health Insurance: Health, dental and vision plans are available
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax.

Application Requirements

  • 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
    • All residents MUST pass their licensure exams within 60 days of the residency start date
  • Registered with PhORCAS and ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Application for the University of Houston MS Program
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three references submitted to the PhORCAS standardized reference form

Applications must be submitted on PhORCAS by January 2nd, 2024 (NMS Code #163818)

Applicants considered for a position will be invited for an in person formal interview and have a chance to meet with the Residency Program Director and Coordinators, preceptors, and current pharmacy residents.

Please visit the University of Houston College of Pharmacy MS Residency homepage and follow the steps listed. This is a separate application process. Application deadline is January 7th, 2024.

Residency Program Director

Binita Patel, PharmD, MS, CPEL
Vice President - Pharmacy Services
Memorial Hermann Health System
Email: Binita.Patel@memorialhermann.org

For further information, contact our residency program coordinators:

Thomas Roduta, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center – Pharmacy Manager
Email: Thomas.Roduta@memorialhermann.org

Eric Wucki, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS
Memorial Hermann Health System Director of Pharmacy – 340B
Email: Eric.Wucki@memorialhermann.org

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