Memorial Hermann Southwest PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The pharmacist completing this residency program shall have the ability to effectively and independently provide pharmaceutical care with a foundation of evidence-based medicine that ultimately results in the best pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. The pharmacist shall, as a member of the health care team, have the ability to adeptly identify and resolve pharmacotherapy-related problems in the acute care setting. After completing the program, the pharmacist shall have a strong knowledge of self-assessment and how to improve based on self-learning activities. The pharmacist will be prepared for practicing in an acute care setting as well as have the foundation with which to continue on to complete a PGY2 specialized residency experience. The resident will also have a strong commitment to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Rotations and Experiences

Required Rotations (8)
  • Internal Medicine (choice of 2)
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Neuro-Rehab (The Institute for Rehab and Research)
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Integrated Clinical Pharmacist
  • Management
  • Ambulatory Care (Physicians at Sugar Creek)
Elective Rotations (2)
  • Academia
  • Cardiovascular Surgery 
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • General Medicine (Memorial Hermann Katy)
  • Internal Medicine*
  • Infectious Diseases II (Memorial Hermann Katy)
  • Informatics
  • Off-site Rotations

*Rotation(s) not selected to fulfill Internal Medicine requirement

Longitudinal Experiences
  • Adverse drug event review
  • Anticoagulation education
  • Case presentation
  • Clinical on call
  • Code Blue participation
  • Community service
  • Continuing education presentation or publication
  • Drug information
  • Drug monograph or class review
  • Journal club
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Medication safety (12 week longitudinal rotation)
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
  • Research project
  • Staffing
  • Teaching certificate program (optional) 


Certification: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Conferences: Financial support is offered to attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
Insurance: Health, dental and vision plans are available
Time Off: Vacation and paid time off (PTO) are available.
Taxes: Texas has no state income tax.

ASHP Midyear Information

Preceptors and residents will be at the Residency Showcase at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December. Please stop by and visit with us to learn more about our residency program.

Application Requirements

The candidate for this one-year pharmacy residency must have:

  • A strong academic record and demonstrate a desire for professional accomplishment
  • Graduated from an ACPE- accredited college of pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree by the start of the residency year
  • Entry-level knowledge and skills equivalent to that which would be expected of a recent doctor of pharmacy or other appropriate advanced degree candidate
  • Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in Texas.  The resident must obtain licensure in the State of Texas within 90 days of entering the program.
  • Registered with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and ASHP Residency Matching Program
  • Submitted application through PhORCAS by January 1st.
    • Program Code: 74138
    • NMS Code: 140013

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Program Contacts

Photo of Ngan VoNgan Vo, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Phone: (713) 456-5057

Photo of Samuel AkinyeleSamuel Akinyele, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Program Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Phone: (713) 456-4307

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