In Memory of Sidney (Sid) Paul Phillips, administrative director of pharmacy at Memorial Hermann, TMC, who passed unexpectedly July 2nd. Sid tirelessly advocated for the pharmacy profession, serving as the president of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) from 2016-2017 and representing Texas in ASHP’s House of Delegates. He also believed strongly in the importance of residency training in our profession and was a valued ally in ensuring the quality of our programs.
Sid was a leader, friend, colleague and mentor to so many and although his presence is missed, the impact he had on others will persist for years to come.
The residency programs will continue to thrive in his memory.
At Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, our residency programs are designed to challenge residents to develop those skills which are crucial to becoming successful clinical pharmacy practitioners. Under the supervision of experienced clinical pharmacy specialists, residents work closely with physicians at all levels of training from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, as well as nurses, and other health care practitioners to directly provide care to patients in an academic environment. Residents gain valuable precepting experience by working closely with a select group of pharmacy students in our Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program and through completion of a teaching certificate program offered in conjunction with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
The Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Department of Pharmacy offers a comprehensive post-graduate pharmacy training program, which includes the following residency programs:
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center also offers the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program (LCEP) designed for Doctor of Pharmacy students during their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE).
Founded in 1925, Hermann Hospital (now Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center) was the first hospital to open in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. For nearly a century, the hospital has set new standards of care in Texas and the nation through advances in the practice of medicine. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the flagship campus of the Memorial Hermann Health System, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in Texas.
As the primary teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center provides exceptional care in cardiology, neuroscience, trauma, organ transplantation, pediatrics, and much more. Within the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus are Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Texas Trauma Institute, the Heart & Vascular Institute, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, and the Ironman® Sports Medicine Institute. The campus is also home to a Burn Center, Cancer Center, a pharmacist-operated Medication Therapy and Wellness Clinic and Solid-Organ Transplant Center. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers in the country, providing Level I Trauma care for both adult and pediatric patients, and is home to Memorial Hermann Life Flight®.
The Department of Pharmacy’s mission is to provide safe and effective patient care through multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, and medication distribution of medications used by the patients of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Through a collaborative relationship with healthcare teams, medications and services will be provided in a cost efficient manner. To achieve this mission, over 30 clinical pharmacy specialists maintain active practices in a wide-range of areas, including: ambulatory care, emergency medicine, cardio-vascular, hematology / oncology, infectious diseases, internal/family medicine, medical intensive care, neurosciences, pediatrics and neonatal / pediatric critical care, solid-organ transplant, pain management and surgery / trauma / burn.
The Department of Pharmacy is actively involved in the education and training of future pharmacists through relationships with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center College and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Pharmacy.